Classics of the silent screen: a pictorial treasury

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Citadel Press, 1960 - Performing Arts - 255 pages
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The films and the great personalities of the silent movie era in America are reviewed in photographs and running text

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A well written, anecdotal books about silent film classics, many now lost. Joe Franklin is a New York telelvsion and radio personaility whose folksy manner and in depth knowledge of the topic do well here. If you are a silent movie fan, I'd highly recommend this book. Read full review


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Joe Franklin began his remarkable show business career as a New York talk-and-variety show host in 1951. His show's format set the standard for many other shows of this type that followed. Over the years, his extraordinary guest list has included such entertainment greats as Rudy Vallee, George Jessel, Barbra Streisand, Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, and Bill Cosby--and that's just for starters. Joe holds the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting the most TV shows--31,015 in all Although his TV show ended in 1988, currently, he can be heard on Bloomberg Radio.

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