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Introduction: Why Pearl?

Marina Dahlquist

in Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the historiographic importance, narrative patterns, marketing, and cultural reception of the serial genre through a wider contextualization of the serial phenomenon and its ... More


“The Best-Known Woman in the World”: Pearl White and the American Serial Film in Sweden

Marina Dahlquist

in Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the fate of Pearl White's serials on the Swedish market during the early 1900s. More specifically, it analyzes the impact of censorship on White's films, and American serial ... More


Pearl, the Swift One, or the Extraordinary Adventures of Pearl White in France

Monica Dall’Asta

in Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the Pearl White phenomenon on the French market, with particular emphasis on the French influence on Pathé Frère's American serial films and the obvious resemblance between the ... More


The Rise and Fall of Female Stunt Players in Silent Movies

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Athletic actresses were the first stuntwomen. The freedom to drive cars and the promise of the vote brought big social changes that benefited women and expanded their opportunities. Working-class ... More


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