Beyond Hollywood's Grasp: American Filmmakers Abroad, 1914-1945

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Scarecrow Press, 1994 - Art - 218 pages
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Between 1914 and 1945, many Hollywood fixtures ventured outside America to make films. This group ranged from directors such as Rex Ingram, Josef von Sternberg, and Orson Welles, to stars such as Erich von Stroheim, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Gish, and Buster Keaton, among others. During WWII, even Alfred Hitchcock produced two French language films in Britain, Aventure Malgache and Bon Voyage. As a group they produced more than 200 films in 30 years. But out of sight, many of these films were quickly forgotten, or worse, ignored back home. Here for the first time is the story of these many films illustrated with 60 rarely seen stills and the filmmakers who created them."
 

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In brief chapters, this unfocused monograph considers the careers of notable American "filmmakers" who at some point worked abroad. Directors comprise the bulk of the subjects here, although some ... Read full review

Contents

Maurice Tourneur
3
Herbert Brenon
13
Robert Siodmak
21
Erich von Stroheim
29
Rex lngram
34
Harry Stradling
42
William K Howard
46
Paul Graetz
51
Mae Marsh
122
Dorothy Gish
125
Vilma Banky
129
Ramon Novarro
132
Buster Keaton
135
That Certain Something
139
Clarence Badger
141
Harry dArrast
145

Paul Fejos
54
Distant Difficult and Dangerous
61
Schoedsack Cooper and Harrison
63
W S van Dyke
72
Robert Flaherty
77
Leon Shamroy and Floyd Crosby
84
Tay Garnett
88
Orson Welles
93
John Ford
97
John Huston
99
William Wyler
102
Can Anyone Locate a Print?
107
Gloria Swanson
109
Pearl White
114
Louise Brooks
118
D W Griffith
148
Josef von Sternberg
153
Man Ray
158
Allan Dwan
162
Raoul Walsh
165
King Vidor
169
Elmo Williams
172
Fred Zinnemann
175
John Alton
179
Norman Foster
182
Alfred Hitchcock
186
Filmography 19141945
191
A Note on Sources
201
Index
209
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\Harry Waldman is the author of several books, including Paramount in Paris (1991) and Hollywood and the Foreign Touch: A Dictionary of Foreign Filmmakers and Their Films from America, 1910-1995 (1996), both published by Scarecrow.

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