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Childhood

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter details Wong's childhood in second generation Chinese American family. Her father travelled across the Pacific Ocean and established their family in China. It discusses Wong's parents ... More


Oscar Micheaux, The Exile, and the Black Western Race Film

Michael K. Johnson

in Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces a group of conventions common to “race film” westerns from their origins in Oscar Micheaux’s films set in South Dakota—his silent era The Homesteader and The Symbol of the ... More


. ‘Start as you mean to go on’: Ken Russell’s Early Amateur Films

Brian Hoyle

in Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Ken Russell’s first three amateur fiction films, Peepshow (1956), Knights on Bikes (1956) and Amelia and the Angel (1958), the work which famously brought him to the attention ... More


Early Japanese Noir

HomerB. Pettey

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the Japanese language, kuro or koku shares similar meanings with the French word noir, such as the visual absence of color, black, dark, and shadowed as well as the metaphorical associations with ... More


Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This is a biography of Anna May Wong, legendary Chinese American actress. Its covers her upbringing as second-generation Chinese America in Los Angeles. It uncovers early career in Silent Films, ... More


. Occupying A Distinguished But Lonely Place in the Amateur Movement: Ace Movies 1929 to 1964

Francis Dyson

in Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the activities of the London-based cine club Ace Movies, which was founded in 1929 and continued in operation well into the 1960s. As a relatively high-profile group within ... More


The Rhythm of the Rails: Sound and Locomotion

Laura Marcus

in Sounding Modernism: Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416368
eISBN:
9781474434591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416368.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw a fascination with the concept of ‘rhythm’ in a range of disciplinary and transdisciplinary contexts, a preoccupation which would later be ... More


Phantoms of the Opera

Mark Everist

in Mozart's Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195389173
eISBN:
9780199979202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Gaston Leroux's Le fantôme de l’Opéra (1912) dramatizes the newly-built Palais Garnier as the backdrop to one of the best-known operatic stories of all time. While the diegetic musical emphases in ... More


Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Michael G. Ankerich

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips provides a thorough examination of silent film star Mae Murray’s life and career and sheds light on her four failed marriages and the family she never ... More


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