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1 Slide, Anthony Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses
Lexington KY The University Press of Kentucky (c.2002) 0-8131-2249-X / 9780813122496 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Cheryl Conrad 
[nice clean copy, with just a teensy bump to the bottom front corner; jacket shows only light surface wear, insignificant wrinkling at bottom of front panel]. (B&W photographs) Brief but often illuminating mini-biographies of 100 silent film players by this prominent and prolific film historian, whose insights (as he explains in his preface and a brief autobiographical essay) are often informed by his personal acquaintance and conversations with many of the people he writes about. (As he succinctly observes: "The silent players I have known were anything but silent.") The "vibrant and appealing personalities" discussed range from legendary stars like Lillian Gish, William S. Hart, Gloria Swanson, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, to less-well-remembered performers such as Jetta Goudal, Charles Ray, Mary Brian, Jack Mulhall, etc. Some of the major personalities of the era are discussed in a brief chapter called "The Legends" (Lon Chaney, Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Buster Keaton, Rudolph Valentino) and there is also a group analysis of "The Vamps" (Theda Bara, Louise Glaum, Kitty Gordon, Olga Grey, Alice Hollister, Valeska Suratt). Altogether a charming and highly readable book, and somewhat sad, too; as the author states at the end of his introduction: "As I complete the manuscript, I am painfully aware that all my friends from the silent era ... are gone. With [this book], I say goodbye to my friends and to a part of my life that has meant so much to me and that can never be repeated." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Slide, Anthony Some Joe You Don't Know: An American Biographical Guide to 100 British Television Personalities
Westport CT/London Greenwood Press 1996 0-313-29550-6 / 9780313295508 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by (cover design) Richard Rossiter 
(laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [spine slightly turned, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) Biographical essays, with bibliographies, on some of the British TV actors and actresses who are most widely known to American audiences. Incorporates transcripts of interviews with several of the subjects: Terence Alexander, Richard Briers, Benny Hill, Wendy Richard, Prunella Scales, and Moray Watson. Among the additional familiar names included are: Rowan Atkinson, Tom Baker, Jeremy Brett, Robbie Coltrane, Dame Edna Everedge (Barry Humphries), David Frost, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard Greene, Nigel Hawthorne, Lenny Henry, Frankie Howerd, John Hurt, Derek Jacobi, Hugh Laurie, Joanna Lumley, Art Malik, Jean Marsh, Patrick McGoohan, Leo McKern, Ian McShane, Helen Mirren, Monty Python, Tim Pigott-Smith, Dennis Potter, Ian Richardson, and David Suchet. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 McFarlane, Brian, ed.; Anthony Slide, associate ed. The Encyclopedia of British Film
London Methuen Publishing Limited 2003 0-413-77301-9 / 9780413773012 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
[nice clean copy, front cover has some minor creasing and slight curling along right-hand and bottom edges; no other significant wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Nearly 6,000 entries, from Aardman to Zucco, providing "extensive information with a critical edge" about: stars and character players; directors and producers; cinematographers; composers; studio heads and agents; editors and writers; studios and companies; cinemas; costume designers; organizations and institutions. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Slide, Anthony The Television Industry: A Historical Dictionary
New York Greenwood Press (c.1991) 0-313-25634-9 / 9780313256349 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean copy, top corners lightly bumped but no other discernible wear]. A-to-Z guide to the TV industry, with "more than 1,000 entries on production companies, distributors, organizations, genres, technical terms, and much, much more." Includes a general bibliography of reference books on television. Considering the changes in the TV business over the last twenty years, this book has become "historical" in more ways than one. 
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