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D W Griffith: His Life and Work by  Robert M Henderson - 1st Edition - 1972 - from The Bookworm and Biblio.com

D W Griffith: His Life and Work

by Henderson, Robert M

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New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: dark navy cloth; a Very Good book with a Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Includes two sections of black and white photo plates. From the jacket blurb: ''With compassion and clarity, this book traces the rise and fall of David Wark Griffith. It presents a fully-faceted portrait of a theatrical personality who lived by grandiloquent gestures and practiced exaggerated southern gentility. Dr Henderson traces Griffith's Confederate background; describes his early years on the stage; and then details his film career from the first directorial assignments at Biograph Films, where he made more than four hundred one- and two-reel movies in five years, to the pathetic final years on the fringes of Hollywood. Griffith's faults are observed, his genius is explored, his financial difficulties are explained, and the infant colossus that was Hollywood in the days prior to the First World War is brought vividly to life.'' 8vo (about 9.25 inches tall) 326 pages. Appendix, notes, index. Black endpapers.


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