Film in the Silent Era

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Abel, Richard.  The Red- Rooster Scare: Making American Cinema, 1900-1910.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Abel, Richard.  Americanizing the Movies and “Movie-Mad” Audiences, 1910–1914.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.   

Abel, Richard.  “‘Zip!-Zam!-Zowie!’: A New Take on Institutional American Cinema’s History before 1915.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television (Abingdon) 29 (December 2009): 421–432.

Allen, Robert C.  Vaudeville and Film, 1895-1915: A Study in Media Interaction.  New York: Arno Press, 1980.

Andree, Courtney. “Broncho Billy and the Problem of the Male Movie Fan.” Film History: An International Journal 26, no. 3 (2014): 57-83.

Ankerich, Michael G.  Broken Silence: Conversations with Twenty-three Silent Film Stars.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1992.

Askari, Kaveh.  “Moving Pictures before Motion Pictures: The Pictorial Tradition and American Media Aesthetics, 1890-1920.”  PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, 2005.  

Auerbach, Jonathan.  Body Shots: Early Cinema’s Incarnations.  Berkley: University of California Press, 2007.

Bean, Jennifer. “Technologies of Early Stardom and the Extraordinary Body.”  Camera Obscura 16, no. 3 (2001): 8–57. 

Bean, Jennifer M., Anupampa Kapse, and Laura Horak, eds. Silent Cinema and the Politics of Space. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2014.

Bean, Shawn C.  The First Hollywood: Florida and the Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.

Bilton, Alan. Silent Film Comedy and American Culture. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Bowser, Eileen.  The Transformation of Cinema: 1907-1915.  History of the American Cinema, Volume 2.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Brownlow, Kevin.  Behind the Mask of Innocence.  New York: Knopf, 1990.  

Cohen, Paula M. Silent Film & the Triumph of the American Myth. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.

Curtis, Scott, et. al., eds.  The Image in Early Cinema: Form and Material.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018.

Everson, William K.  American Silent Film.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Finamore, Michelle Tolini. Hollywood Before Glamour: Fashion in American Silent Film. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Garcia, Desirée J. “Subversive Sounds: Ethnic Spectatorship and Boston’s Nickelodeon Theatres, 1907–1914.” Film History: An International Journal 19, no. 3 (2007): 213-227.

Glick, Josh. “Mixed Messages: D.W. Griffith and the Black Press, 1916-1931.” Film History: An International Journal 23, no. 2 (2011): 174-195.

Grieveson, Lee and Peter Krämer, eds. The Silent Cinema Reader. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Hennefeld, Maggie. Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Higashi, Sumiko. Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture: The Silent Era. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

Keil, Charlie and Shelley Stamp, eds. Early American Cinema in Transition: Story, Style, and Filmmaking, 1907-1913. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001.

King, Rob. “‘Uproarious Inventions’: The Keystone Film Company, Modernity, and the Art of the Motor.” Film History: An International Journal 19, no. 3 (2007): 271-291. 

Kirby, Lynne. Parallel Tracks: The Railroad and Silent Cinema. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997.

Louvish, Simon. Keystone: The Life and Clowns of Mack Sennett. New York: Faber & Faber, 2004.

Massa, Steve. Slaptstick Divas: The Women of Silent Film Comedy. Bear Manor Media, 2017.

Musser, Charles. “Why Did Negroes Love Al Jolson and The Jazz Singer?: Melodrama, Blackface and Cosmopolitan Theatrical Culture.” Film History: An International Journal 23, no. 2 (2011): 196-222.

Olsson, Jan. “Pressing Matters: Media Crusades before the Nickelodeons.” Film History: An International Journal 27, no. 2 (2015): 105-139.

Prigge, Matthew J. “Dangers in the Dark: Motion Picture Reform in Progressive-Era Milwaukee.” Film History: An International Journal 24, no. 1 (2012): 74-81.

Shull, Michael Slade. Radicalism in American Silent Films, 1909-1929: A Filmography and History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000. 

Slide, Anthony. The Silent Feminists: America’s First Women Directors. Lanham, M.D: Scarecrow Press, 1996. 

Stanciu, Cristina. “Making Americans: Spectacular Nationalism, Americanization, and Silent Film.” Journal of American Studies 56:1 (2022): 1-37.

Sullivan, Sara. “Child Audiences in America’s Nickelodeons, 1900-1915: The Keith/Albee Managers’ Reports.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 30:2 (2010): 155-168.

Wlaschin, Ken, and Stephen Bottomore. “Moving Picture Fiction of the Silent Era, 1895–1928.” Film History: An International Journal 20, no. 2 (2008): 217-260.

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