Behind the mask of innocence

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1990 - Performing Arts - 579 pages
0 Reviews
Looks at how silent films dealt with social issues, including drug abuse, alcoholism, crime, racism, abortion, prostitution, disease, and poverty

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - minorterata - LibraryThing

As it was written with only a handful of the person's mentioned still alive, this volume in Brownlow's silent film trilogy does not posses the entertaining and often exciting anecdotes that made The ... Read full review

Behind the mask of innocence

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Brownlow is the preeminent historian of the silent film era, and this volume completes his trilogy, which includes The Parade's Gone By (Univ. of California , 1976) and The War, The West, and the ... Read full review


The National Board of Review
Will Hays

13 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1990)

Kevin Brownlow is a film historian and documentary filmmaker whose other books include "Parade's Gone By" and "Napoleon". Mr. Brownlow lives in London.

Bibliographic information