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Robert Goldstein and 'The Spirit of '76'

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Robert Goldstein and 'The Spirit of '76' by Robert Goldstein
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Impressed by the success of The Birth of a Nation, Robert Goldstein, owner of a well-known Los Angeles costume supply house, produced his own epic film drama, The Spirit of '76 and screened it in Los Angeles shortly after America's entry into World War I. The film was denounced as anti-British and treasonous, and Goldstein was arrested. This book documents the background to the film, and its making, his arrest, trial, and the repurcussions.

Author Biography

Anthony Slide has published over forty pioneering works on film history, among them the first volumes dealing exclusively with early American cinema, the Vitagraph Company, the Fine Arts Company, filmmaking in Ireland, film preservation, and the non-theatrical film. He edits the Scarecrow Filmmakers Series and has produced a series of documentary films on silent screen personalities. In 1990 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by Bowling Green University; Lilian Gish called him "our preeminent historian of the silent film."
Release date NZ
June 1st, 1993
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Scarecrow Press
Pages
274
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780810826748
Product ID
4115582

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