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Introduction: The Sensation of the Serial

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/9781501748189.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the serial motion picture. Typically two-reel action-packed films that ran for ten, fifteen, or more installments, serials often ended with a ... More


Leaving Ithaca

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/9781501748189.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the financial woes that the Wharton brothers faced. The once-bustling Wharton Studio at Renwick Park was, by 1919, a film studio in name only. With its debt increasing and ... More


Heading West

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/9781501748189.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes how the once close relationship between the Wharton brothers irreparably broke. In late spring of 1919, after he and Ted parted ways, Leo Wharton left New York and headed ... More


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

Barbara Tepa Lupack

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book, the first book-length study of pioneering and prolific filmmakers Ted and Leo Wharton, offers a fascinating account of the dynamic early film industry. As the book demonstrates, the ... More


Unraveling Myra’s Mysteries

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/9781501748189.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies The Mysteries of Myra (1916). Although the Wharton brothers apparently abandoned some of the shorter pictures that they had been considering, early in the new year of 1916, they ... More


Establishing Roots in Renwick Park

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/9781501748189.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the new Wharton Studio facility that the Wharton brothers established at Renwick Park (now Stewart Park), at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake. With its lake frontage, gardens, ... More


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