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The Big V

A History of the Vitagraph Company



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The Big V by Anthony Slide
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Documents the work of America's first major film company, Vitagraph, from its beginnings in the 1890s through its sale to Warner Bros. in 1925.

Author Biography

Anthony Slide has written or edited more than thirty books an the history of popular entertainment, among which are Early Women Directors, The Vaudevillians, International Film, Radio, and Television Journals, and The American Film Industry: A Historical Dictionary. He has held executive positions with both the American Film Institute and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has been hailed as both "a publishing phehomenon" (by American Classic Screen) and a "a meticulous film scholar" (by Variety). Slide also edits the Scarecrow Press Filmmakers series. Alan Gevinson, who worked with Slide on the revision of The Big V, is on the staff of the American Film Institute Catalog.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 1987
Country of Publication
United States
New and Revised Edition
Scarecrow Press
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