The Bookshelf

This, I'm sure, is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to books on silents. These books are listed not only because they are an invaluable resource for silent film fans but because they are available for purchase through (you guessed it!)! I am always open to new suggestions, so if you have any recommendations, please e-mail me.

I also want to take a moment and thank everyone who has ordered from the Bookshelf or stops to take a look at some of the recommended reading. I appreciate your support; many thanks.

Adair, Gilbert
Flickers: An Illustrated Celebration of 100 Years of Cinema

Affron, Charles
Lillian Gish: Her Legend, Her Life(Review)

Basinger, Jeanine
Silent Stars

Beauchamp, Cari
Withouth Lying Down: Frances Marion and The Early Powerful Women of Hollywood

Bengtson, et. al.
Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton

Berg, A. Scott
Goldwyn: A Biography

Birchard, Robert S.
King Cowboy: Tom Mix & the Movies

Blake, Michael F.
Lon Chaney: The Man Behind the Thousand Faces
A Thousand Faces: Lon Chaney's Unique Artistry in Motion Pictures
The Films of Lon Chaney

Bordwell, David
The Cinema of Eisenstein

Bowers, Q. David
Nickelodeon Theatres and Their Music

Bowser, Eileen
The Transformation of Cinema 1907-1915

Brownlow, Kevin
Mary Pickford Rediscovered: Rare Pictures of a Hollywood Legend
The Parade's Gone By
Behind the Mask of Innocence

Card, James
Seductive Cinema: The Art of Silent Film(Review)

Carey Jr., Harry
Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company

Dardis, Tom
Keaton, the Man Who Wouldn't Lie Down

Drew, William
At the Center of the Frame: Leading Ladies of the Twenties and Thirties
Speaking of Silents: First Ladies of the Screen

Dwyer, Ruth Anne
Malcolm St. Clair, His Films 1915 - 1948

Edwards, Larry
Buster: A Legend in Laughter

Eisner, Lotte
Fritz Lang

Everson, William K.
American Silent Film

Eyman, Scott
Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford (Review)
The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution
Five American Cinematographers: Interviews with Karl Struss, Joseph Rutteneberg, James Wong Howe, Linwood Dunn, and William H. Clothier

Finler, Joel
Silent Cinema

Gifford, Denis
American Animated Films: The Silent Era 1897-1929

Gish, Lillian
An Actor's Life for Me

Golden, Eve
Platinum Girl hardback paperback
Vamp: The Rise and Fall of Theda Bara
Golden Images: 41 Essays on Silent Film

Hake, Sabine
Passions and Deceptions: The Early Films of Ernst Lubitsch

Hale, Georgia
Charlie Chaplin: Intimate Close-Ups

Hansen, Miriam
Babel & Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film

Haskell, Molly
Holding My Own in No Man's Land: Women & Men & Film & Feminists
From Reverance to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies

Hertogs, Dan (Ed.)
Disorderly Order: Colours in Silent Film

Higashi, Sumiko
Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture: The Silent Era

Horton, Andrew
Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr.

Houston, Penelope
Keepers of the Frame: The Film Archives

Jura, Jean-Jacques
Balboa Films: A History and Filmography of the Silent Film Studio

Kamin, Dan
Charlie Chaplin's One-Man Show

Keaton, Eleanor, Jeffrey Vance, Kevin Brownlow
Buster Keaton Remembered

Keesey, Pam
Vamps: An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale

Kerr, Walter
The Silent Clowns

Kirby, Lynne
Parallel Tracks: The Railroad and Silent Cinema

Koszarski, Richard
An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928
Great American Film Directors in Photographs

Lambert, Gavin

Langman, Larry
A Guide to Silent Westerns

Langman, Larry and Daniel Finn
A Guide to American Silent Crime Films

Lee, Betty
Marie Dressler: The Unlikeliest Star

Leider, Emily W.
Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino (Review)

Lennig, Arthur

Long, Bruce
William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier

Mann, William J.
Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood's First Openly Gay Star

Marks, Martin Miller
Music and the Silent Film: Contexts and Case Studies, 1895-1924

MacCann, Richard Dyer
The Silent Comedians
The First Film Makers
The Silent Screen (American Movies)
Films of the 1920s
The Stars Appear: American Movies, the First 30 Years

Meade, Marion
Buster Keaton: Cut To The Chase

McCaffrey, Donald W. and Christopher P. Jacobs
Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema (Reference Guides to the World's Cinema)

McGilligan, Patrick
Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast

Merritt, Russell and J.B. Kaufman
Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney

Mitchell, Glen
A-Z of Silent Film Comedy: An Illustrated Companion

Musser, Charles
The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907
Thomas A. Edison and His Kinetographic Motion Pictures
High-Class Moving Pictures: Lyman H. Lowe and the Forgotten Era of Traveling Exhibitions 1880-1920
Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company

Musser, Charles [Ed.]
Waller, Gregory
Main Street Amusements: Movies and Commercial Entertainment in a Southern City 1896-1930

Myers, Jeffrey
Gary Cooper: An American Hero

Oderman, Stuart
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle: A Biography of the Silent Film Comedian 1887-1933

Oldham, Gabriella
Keaton's Silent Shorts: Beyond the Laughter

Paris, Barry
Louise Brooks

Pearson, Roberta E.
Eloquent Gestures: The Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films

Petro, Patrice
Joyless Streets: Women and Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany

Quirk, Lawrence
The Films of Gloria Swanson

Ralston, Esther
Some Day We'll Laugh

Ross, Steven J.
Working-Class Hollywood: Silent Film and the Shaping of Class in America

Schickel, Richard
D.W. Griffith: An American Life

Schneider, Rex and Christopher Buchman
Movie Posters of the Silent Film Era

Sinyard, Neil
Classic Movie Comedians
Silent Movies
The Films of Afred Hitchcock

Skal, David J. and Elias Savada
Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning

Sklar, Robert and Charles Musser
Resisting Images: Essays on Cinema and History (Critical Perspective on the Past Series)

Slide, Anthony with Alan Grevinson
The Big V: A Hisotry of the Vitagraph Company, A New and Revised Edition

Slide, Anthony [Ed.]
Before, In and After Hollywood: The Life of Joseph E. Henabery

Slide, Anthony [Ed.], Translated by Roberta and Simone Blache
The Memoirs of Alice Guy Blache

Soares, Andre
Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro

Swenson, Karen
Greta Garbo: A Life Apart

Thompson, Frank
Lost Films: Important Movies That Disappeared

Tierney, Tom
Greta Garbo Paper Dolls in Full Color

Tryster, Hillel
Israel Before Israel: Silent Cinema in the Holy Land

Usai, Paolo Cherchi
Burning Passions: An Introduction to the Study of Silent Cinema

Vance, Jeffrey, Suzanne Lloyd and Jack Lemmon(Review)
Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian

Vidor, King
A Tree Is A Tree
King Vidor (The Directors Guild of America Oral History Series Number 4)

Vitone, R.J. and Roy Kinnard
The American Films of Michael Curtiz

Wagenknecht, Edward
Movies In The Age of Innocence

Whitfield, Eileen
Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood

Youngblood, Denise J.
Soviet Cinema in the Silent Era, 1918-1935

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