Muriel Ostriche, princess of silent films, and early American film production
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Published by Vestal Press, Bowers and Merena Galleries in Vestal, N.Y, Wolfboro, N.H .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Ostriche, Muriel, 1896-,
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Q. David Bowers ; foreword by Anthony Slide.
LC ClassificationsPN2287.O73 B69 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2373861M
ISBN 100911572635, 0911572643
LC Control Number87001981

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“Arguably, the finest film of the silent era, but quite certainly, the most beautiful pictorially,” according to William K. Everson in American Silent Film. The plot is incredibly simple. In , Q. David Bowers made a book on the early film industry, "Muriel Ostriche: Princess of Silent Films" (). Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide. In she married Frank A. Brady, by whom she had two children, Gloria and Mollie. A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no audible dialogue).In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the. Silent Film Sound reconsiders all aspects of sound practices during the entire silent film period. Based on extensive origianl reserach and accompanied by gorgeous illustrations, the book challenges the assumptions of earlier histories of this period in film and reveals the complexity and swiftly changing nature of American silent cinema.