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Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Marina Dahlquist (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Exceptionally popular during their time, the spectacular American action film serials of the 1910s featured exciting stunts, film tricks, and effects set against the background of modern technology, ... More


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


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


Exploiting Elaine

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the serial The Exploits of Elaine (1914). The fictional Elaine Dodge, an enterprising young woman who dedicates herself to solving the mystery of her father's death at the ... More


Asking Beatrice

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts how, soon after completing The Mysteries of Myra, the Wharton brothers undertook a new production, Beatrice Fairfax (1916). This serial was financed once again by William ... More


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