Silent Film Performers

An Annotated Bibliography of Published, Unpublished and Archival Sources for More Than 350 Actors and Actresses


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About the Book

Each entry includes brief biographical and career data for the performer, with birthplace and year of birth and death. An overview of commercially published books and articles about or written by the performer is given next. The entry then provides a list of archival materials, including clipping files, photographs and stills, letters, scrapbooks and other memorabilia.

About the Author(s)

Roy Liebman, formerly a librarian and film bibliographer at California State University, works at the Los Angeles Public Library. He is the author of several reference books on the cinema, published by McFarland. A book reviewer for Library Journal and Magill Online Reviews, he lives in California.

Bibliographic Details

Roy Liebman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 391
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1996]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6751-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      iv
Introduction      1
Institutional Abbreviations      7
Performers      11
Appendix: Directory of Collections Relating to Silent Films      315
Bibliography      327
Film Credits      327
Other Books      327
Media (Films, Video tapes, Etc.)      373
Index      377

Book Reviews & Awards

“an extensive bibliography on silent film, a directory of collections related to silent films and a name index make up this volume…. Recommended”—Choice; “solidly produced”—Reference Reviews; “amazing…a very useful book”—Classic Images; “Liebman has compiled an invaluable list of sources for the dedicated researcher…highly recommended”—The Silent Film Monthly; “a valuable guide for film scholars to sources otherwise nearly impossible to know about”—Reference & Research Book News.