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The March of Time

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Popular

Numerous factors accounted for the precipitous decline in musicals starting in mid-1930. The stock market crash and the Pathé studio fire in 1929 were dire omens, and the overabundance of backstage ... More


Pathé

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Capellani arrived in Pathé, at the time the premiere film producing company in the world, around 1905. Very quickly he became an important member of the company, showing a visual and dramatic sense ... More


Studio Factories and Studio Cities: Paris’s Cités Du Cinéma and the Inconsistency of Modernity

Brian R. Jacobson

in Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172813
eISBN:
9780231539661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172813.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the expansion of film studios into mass production centers in major Western cities, focusing on Gaumont and Pathé’s studios in Paris. As these studios began to look and operate ... More


Going or Staying

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1915, Capellani was faced with a difficult decision: staying in France at Pathé and waiting for the studio to resume activity, or crossing the Atlantic to work in the United States. He decided to ... More


Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Christine Leteux

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the early days of cinema, a forgotten master played a major part in the development of feature film and literary adaptation. In France, Albert Capellani directed for Pathé the first versions of ... More


Becoming Raoul Walsh

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When Albert Edward Walsh was 18 years old, he left home for the adventures he so craved—the fantasies movies are made of. Yet the stories that the soon-to-be renamed “Raoul” Walsh would write and ... More


Griffith and Beyond: The Apprenticeship Years

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh's life in the early 1910s escaped being documented; the “truth” may be fiction, or it may be a story with more embellishment than fact. Christy Cabanne was making a name for himself with ... More


Song Performance in the Early Sound Shorts of British Pathé

Derek B. Scott

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter is concerned with the new demands, opportunities, and limitations of the medium of film as it attempted to capture theatrical performances in the early days of sound. During the early ... More


Ev’rybody’s Crazy ’bout the Doggone Blues

Mark Berresford

in That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730999
eISBN:
9781604733716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Sweatman’s recording career. In December 1916 Sweatman visited the studios of the Emerson Phonograph Company in midtown Manhattan and cut the first jazz records. On the ... More


The Attractions of the North: Early Film Expeditions to the Exotic Snowscape

Marina Dahlquist

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a large number of actualités - short non-fiction films from the early history of cinema - set in the Scandinavian Arctic. Exemplifying with early documentaries made by primarily ... More


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