Recommended Reading

"The Parade's Gone By"

by Kevin Brownlow (University of California Press, 1968, 577 pages.)

If you asked silent movie buffs if they could only have one book on the silent era, what would it be, by far the majority would say this one. Brownlow wrote this book while many of the stars, technicians and others who had a part in the making of silent movies were still alive, and this book is filled with information he gathered in his interviews. Gives a sampling of almost every aspect of film making from the star system, to the cinematographers, to the stunt men and more. One more thing about Brownlow - he knows HOW to write. Everything he does is not only interesting, but engrossing!!

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