Bound and Gagged: The Story of the Silent Serials

by Kalton C. Lahue | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1122256523 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/9/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, January 09, 2018
I got this slightly-battered hardcover from a friend who's downsizing. It's a history of silent serials, those early films that popularized the cliffhanger, with lots of behind-the-scenes information, bios of the actors, directors, and even some of the camera-folk, and loads of photos!

Amusing tidbits include the info that Pearl "Perils of Pauline" White used to refer to the "weenie", the motivating factor behind the plot - it's probably better known now as the McGuffin, and that's for the best {wry grin}.

One of the sadder aspects of the book is the realization of how many early works are now lost, with a few still photos or promotional items all that remains. This book does do homage to this by including an original script for the first chapter of a 1920 serial!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Grappone Honda in Bow, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Released 12 mos ago (3/1/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Grappone Honda in Bow, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book in the Little Free Library inside the dealership; hope someone enjoys it!

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