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Thomas Ince by Brian TavesFEATURED TITLE

Thomas Ince: Hollywood’s Independent Pioneer
by Brian Taves

“Brian Taves has written the first book length study in English of Thomas Ince, the unjustly forgotten producer-director responsible for creating the classical Hollywood studio system of production. Taves’ lucid account of a career cut short by a premature death, debunks the many myths surrounding Ince’s mysterious last days, while placing Ince in proper perspective as one of Hollywood’s greatest early pioneers.”
— Jan-Christopher Horak, director of UCLA Film and Television Archive.
 
 

REVIEWS
Buster Keaton: The Man Who Wouldn’t Lie Down
by Tom Dardis
Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood
by Richard S. Birchard
Charlie Chaplin and His Times
by Kenneth S. Lynn
Comedy is a Man in Trouble: Slapstick in American Movies
by Alan Dale
Conrad Veidt on Screen: A Comprehensive Illustrated Filmography
by John T. Soister
Edgar Kennedy: Master of the Slow Burn
by Bill Cassara
Edmund Goulding’s Dark Victory: Hollywood’s Genius Bad Boy
by Matthew Kennedy
The Films of Lon Chaney
by Michael F. Blake
The First Female Stars: Women of the Silent Era
by David W. Menefee
Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success
by Joseph McBride
Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: Cinematic Visions of Technology and Fear
edited by Michael Minden and Holger Bachmann
Garbo
by Barry Paris
Jackie Coogan, The World’s Boy King: A Biography of Hollywood’s Legendary Child Star
by Diana Serra Cary
The Keystone Kid: Tales of Early Hollywood
by Coy Watson Jr.
Love Rules: Silent Hollywood and the Rise of the Managerial Class
by Mark Garrett Cooper
The Movies Are: Carl Sandburg’s Film Reviews and Essays, 1920-1928
edited by Arnie Bernstein
Movie Star Homes: The Famous to the Forgotten
by Judy Artunian and Mike Oldham
Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution
by Richard Fleischer
Queen Kelly: The Complete Screenplay by Erich von Stroheim
edited by Bret Wood
Sarah Bernhardt in the Theatre of Films and Sound Recordings
by David W. Menefee
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim: A Writer in Early Hollywood
by Frederica Sagor Maas
Silent Cinema: An Introduction
by Paolo Cherchi Usai
Silent Lives: 100 Biographies of the Silent Film Era
by Lon Davis
The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution, 1926-1930
by Scott Eyman
Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838-1952
by Ray Zone
William S. Hart: Projecting the American West
by Ronald L. Davis
Will Rogers, Performer
by Richard J. Maturi and Mary Buckingham Maturi

BRIEF NOTES
American Silent Film
by William K. Everson
Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company
by Charles Musser
Behind the Mask of Innocence: Films of Social Conscience in the Silent Era
by Kevin Brownlow
Belgian Cinema
edited by Marianne Thys
The Diary of a Lost Girl
by Margarete Böhme
Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell and Kenyon
by Vanessa Toulmin
From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition
by Giovanna Fossati
George O’Brien: A Man’s Man in Hollywood
by David W. Menefee
King of the Movies: Francis X. Bushman
by Lon and Debra Davis
Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies NEW
edited by Christel Schmidt
The Mysteries of Myra
by Charles Goddard and Eustace Hale Ball
Nickelodeon Theatres and Their Music
by Q. David Bowers
Nitrate Won’t Wait: A History of Film Preservation in the United States
by Anthony Slide
Rudolph Valentino: The Silent Idol: His Life in Pictures NEW
by Donna L. Hill
Seductive Cinema: The Art of Silent Film
by James Card
Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War
by Anton Kaes
Silent Cinema
by Brian J. Cobb
Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton
by John Bengtson
Silent Film Stars on the Stages of Seattle: A History of Performances by Hollywood Notables
by Eric L. Flom
This Film is Dangerous: A Celebration of Nitrate Film
edited by Roger Smither
Thomas Ince: Hollywood’s Independent Pioneer
by Brian Taves
Weimar Cinema, 1919-1933: Daydreams and Nightmares
by Laurence Kardish

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Edison’s Frankenstein by Frederick C. Wiebel Jr.
Motion Picture Magazine, May 1914
Motion Picture Magazine, October 1914
Motion Picture Magazine, July 1918
Motion Picture Magazine, April-May 1920
Motion Picture Magazine, June 1921
Motion Picture Magazine, July 1921
Motion Picture Magazine, February 1923
Motion Picture Magazine, June 1923
Motion Picture Magazine, December 1924
Motion Picture Magazine, April 1925
Motion Picture Magazine, September 1925
Motion Picture Magazine, May 1926
Motion Picture Magazine, September 1926
Motion Picture Magazine, January 1927
Motion Picture Magazine, June 1927
Motion Picture Magazine, October 1927
Motion Picture Magazine, November 1927
Motion Picture Magazine, October 1928
Motion Picture Magazine, December 1928
Motion Picture Magazine, April 1929
Motion Picture Magazine, September 1929
Motion Picture Story Magazine, February 1913
Motion Picture Story Magazine, October 1913
Pathé Films, Supplement 1, 1908
Photoplay Magazine, April 1915
Photoplay Magazine, January 1916
Photoplay Magazine, September 1916
Photoplay Magazine, February 1917
Photoplay Magazine, June 1918
Photoplay Magazine, July 1918
Photoplay Magazine, August 1918
Photoplay Magazine, October 1918
Photoplay Magazine, April 1919
Photoplay Magazine, March 1920
Photoplay Magazine, August 1920
Photoplay Magazine, August 1921
Photoplay Magazine, April 1922
Photoplay Magazine, November 1922
Photoplay Magazine, October 1923
Photoplay Magazine, December 1923
Photoplay Magazine, April 1924
Photoplay Magazine, January 1925
Photoplay Magazine, February 1925
Photoplay Magazine, March 1925
Photoplay Magazine, April 1925
Photoplay Magazine, February 1926
Photoplay Magazine, August 1927
Photoplay Magazine, September 1928
Photoplay Magazine, April 1929
Photoplay Magazine, July 1929
Picture-Play Magazine, April 1916
Picture-Play Magazine, November 1925
Screenland Magazine, December 1921

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Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary: Her Private Letters from Inside the Studios of the 1920s
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American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White: The Birth of the ‘It’ Girl and the Crime of the Century
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Early American Cinema
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Frank Lloyd: Master of Screen Melodrama
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Golden Images: 41 Essays on Silent Film Stars
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The Griffith Project: Films Produced in 1907-1908
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The Griffith Project: Films Produced in January-June 1909
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The Griffith Project: Films Produced in 1914-15
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The Griffith Project: Films Produced in 1919-1946
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Lloyd Hamilton: Poor Boy Comedian of Silent Comedy
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Lucky Stars: Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
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Lulu in Hollywood
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Mack Sennett’s Fun Factory
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Making Music with Charlie Chaplin
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Mary Pickford Rediscovered
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More Than a Dream: Rediscovering the Life and Films of Vilma Banky
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My Wonderful World of Slapstick
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Olive Thomas: The Life and Death of a Silent Film Beauty
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The Opera Singer and the Silent Film
by Paul Fryer
Parallel Tracks: The Railroad and Silent Cinema
by Lynne Kirby
Passions and Deceptions: The Early Films of Ernst Lubitsch
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The Phantom of the Opera: Classic Silents, Volume 1
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Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood
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Radicalism in American Silent Films, 1909-1929: A Filmography and History
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The Real Joyce Compton: Behind the Dumb Blonde Movie Image
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Richard Barthelmess: A Life in Pictures
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Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle: A Biography of the Silent Film Comedian, 1887-1933
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Shooting Cowboys and Indians: Silent Western Films, American Culture, and the Birth of Hollywood
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The Silent Cinema in Song, 1896-1929
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Silent Film Necrology
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Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture
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Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses
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Silent Stars
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Silent Stars Speak: Interviews with Twelve Cinema Pioneers
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The Silents of God: Selected Issues and Documents in Silent American Film and Religion, 1908-1925
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Silent Topics: Essays on Undocumented Areas of Silent Film
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Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Charlie Chaplin
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Slow Fade to Black: The Negro in American Films, 1900-1942
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Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films: Plot Synopses of Movies About Moonshining, Feuding and Other Mountain Topics, 1904-1929
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Stagestruck Filmmaker: D.W. Griffith and the American Theatre
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