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Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer, February 3, 1927) is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost forty works since 1937, nine of which have been grouped together as the "Magick Lantern Cycle". His films variously merge surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult, and have been described as containing "elements of erotica, documentary, psychodrama, and spectacle". Anger himself has been described as "o...
Mary Louise Brooks (b. Nov. 14, 1906, Cherryvale, KS–d. Aug. 8, 1985, Rochester, NY) was a dancer, actor, flapper, and style icon: she popularized the bobbed haircut. She began dancing in 1922 when she joined the Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts modern dance company in Los Angeles but was fired in 1924. Brooks relocated to New York City and began dancing on Broadway and made screen debut in 1925. The same year she was offered a contract with Paramount and in 1929-1930, starred in sev...
Paul Rotha was born in London, England on June 3, 1907; a former painter and designer, he became a film critic and wrote a seminal work on cinema history titled, The film till now (1930); began making his own documentary films in association with John Grierson and was a leading figure in the British documentary movement of the 1930s and 1940s; directed three feature films in the 1950-60s; writings include: Documentary film (1935), Rotha on the film (1958), and The innocent eye : A biography of R...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Movie and television director. Florey (1900-1979) was born in France and went to Hollywood in 1921. His two most famous movies were THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE and THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS. In addition Florey directed hundreds of television shows in the 1950s of which this collection contains a selection. From the guide to the Robert Florey Manuscripts, [circa 1950]-1959., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Movie and...
Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein created his first film, "Strike" in 1924. "The Battleship Potemkin" (1925) brought him to the attention of critics in the United States and England. "October of Ten Days that Shook the World" followed in 1928 and, the next year, "The General Line." Eisenstein came to America in 1930 to work for Paramount. He was assigned to direct "Sutter's Gold" and a film adaption of Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy"; neither project was completed. In 1932, in collab...
Film director, producer, actor, critic and author. Bogdanovich was a film critic for Esquire, The New York Times, and Cahiers du Cinema among others, and has written numerous books on American cinema, most notably The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, and This is Orson Welles. Bogdanovich directed his first feature film Targets, starring Boris Karloff, in 1968. His breakthrough film, however, was The Last Picture Show (1971) based on the Larry McMurtry novel. Severa...
Film director. From the description of Reminiscences of Fritz Lang : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419547 Fritz Lang (1890-1976), born in Vienna, was a motion picture director who began his career as a scriptwriter. He began his filmmaking career in Berlin after World War I. Many of the scripts he wrote in the 1920s were co-written by his wife, Thea Von Harbou. His German films include "Metropolis," "M," and "Dr. Ma...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Samson Raphaelson, playwright, screenwriter, and teacher, wrote scenarios for many of the films directed by Ernst Lubitsch from 1931 until 1947, Raphaelson taught screenwriting at Columbia from 1976 until 1982, and also taught at the University of Illinois in 1920/21 and in 1948. From the guide to the Samson Raphaelson Papers, 1916-1982, (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Author, playwright; interviewee d.1983. From the des...
American film historian. From the description of Interview, 1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609518 Herman G. Weinberg, writer, foreign film translator, teacher, and film historian, was born in New York City, August 6, 1908. He entered the motion picture industry in 1927 as a musical consultant in the scoring of foreign silent films and then worked as U.S. correspondent for various European film periodicals. He was a theater manager in Baltimo...
François Truffaut was a well-known French filmmaker. From the description of François Truffaut letter, Thiers, to chère Madame, 1975. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 40905801 ...
Renoir was born in Paris, France, Sept. 15, 1894; son of painter Auguste Renoir; became citizen of US, 1946, while retaining French citizenship; educated at Collége de Sainte-Croix, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Ecole Sainte-Marie de Monceau, Ecole Massina, Nice; graduated University of Aix-en-Provence with a degree in math and philosophy,1913; served in French cavalry, 1914-15; transferred to French Flying Corps, 1916; worked as potter and ceramicist, 1920-23; directed first film, La Fille de le̕au, 1924...