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Athena Library of American Studies

Part 18, Vols 67-70: Art History, 2nd series


アメリカ映画: 初期の映画業界


ISBN 978-4-86340-184-6  ・  菊判 

定価 本体85,000円+税  2014年

初期映画の歴史を書いた古典的な著作3点。 アメリカ映画研究で評価の高いLewis Jacobs, The Rise of the American Film (1939)に先立つ、アメリカ映画史の鍵を握る重要著作と考えられているものです。
研究書の体裁とは異なるものの注目せずにはいられない、アメリカ映画業界内部の歴史が見られる内容で、 初期の映画の世界とそれを築いた人々についての細部にわたる興味深い事柄と、 表には出てこない秘話が満載!

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Volume 67. Robert Grau The Theatre of Science: A Volume of Progress and Achievement in the Motion Picture Industry (1914)

ISBN 978-4-86340-185-3    418 pp., 87pl.



Topics discussed included: The “Kinetoscope” in 1893 at World’s Fair a slot-machine device; Edison neglects to take out foreign patents, not foreseeing any craze; advent of Marcus Loew, Adolph Zukor, William Fox and Sol Brill, all hailing from New York’s East Side; a tribute to the late “Jack” Fynes, who was the first to seriously present motion pictures in vaudeville theatres; William J. Burns, the great detective, voices a protest in connection with the crime photoplay; the realities of life destined to provide a greater portion of the productivity; stars of the screen who found a new Mecca in the film studio; Marion Leonard, the first photoplay celebrity, now entrenched in her own studio; Adolph Zukor, who created the Famous Players Film Company, and who conceived the idea of immortalizing the actor; Helen Gardner, who produced “Cleopatra” in her own studio; the motion picture-conquest of the press; editors of magazines and newspapers reluctant to recognize the camera man’s influence; W. N. Selig’s production of the “Kathlyn” series with two hundred newspapers publishing the fiction chapters in installments; the theatrical weeklies all establish motion picture departments long before the “trade” issues appear; Los Angeles, the city of films; seventy-two studios within a few miles of the beautiful California metropolis, and more building; the problem of proper seating of the patrons of the photoplay; the Chicago vaudeville agents of today owe their prosperity to the camera man; New York vaudeville agents now “booking” films; first concrete talking-picture device; photoplay stars, authors, and directors: interesting incidents in their stage and film careers



Volumes 68 & 69. Terry Ramsaye A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture (1919)

ISBN 978-4-86340-186-0    2 vols    944 pp., 50pl., ill.



The Art and Its Audience • The Prehistory of the Screen • From Aristotle to Philadelphia • Muybridge in Myth and Murder • In the House of the Wizard • It Moves: October 6, 1889 • $150 Saved; an Empire Lost • Wonders of the World’s Fair • Black’s Pre-Film Pictureplay • Two Gallants from Virginia • Dancing Butterflies • Major Latham Challenges • Armat Attains the Screen • Paul and “The Time Machine” • Lumière’s Sixteen-a-Second • Romances of the Lathams • The Legend of Richmond • Biograph Starts with a Punch • A Trade Secret of 1896 • First Night on Broadway • The Invasion of London • First Psalm of the Cinema • A Dance from Cairo and a Kiss • Vaudeville Adopts the Films • Recruiting the Pioneers • When Corbett Fought Ruby Robert • The Latham Star Declines • Chicago: Spoor and Selig • The Lawless Film Frontier • McKinley: Biograph’s First Night • Barnum’s Grandson Entertains • “Edison, Jr.,” on the Spanish Main • The Charity Bazaar Fire • Marshall Field and a Book Agent • The Saga of Calvary • And Then the Fight Started • Blackton, Smith and Rock • Méliès Magic and the Pirates


Alaska, War and Tammany • Bright Lights and Dark Deeds • The Story Picture Is Born • The Screen Theatre Arrives • Roosevelt and Dockstader • When Actors Scorned the Screen • Carl Laemmle Takes a Chance • Enter D. W. Griffith with Mss. • Kalem and the First Ben Hur • Jeremiah J. Kennedy, Hardboiled • And Now Comes Censorship • The Trust War Begins • Introducing Mary Pickford • Griffith Evolves Screen Syntax • T. R. Gets Nature-Faked Again • Imp Kidnaps Trust Star • The Discovery of California • A Cowboy, an Undertaker, et al. • The Latham’s Last Day • Adventures in Kinemacolor • Tom Ince Raises a Moustache • Herring, Diamonds and Selznick • Adolph Zukor and Sarah Bernhardt • The Gishes, “Pink” and “Blue” • The Screen Discovers Sex • Lasky Rents a Barn • “The Birth of a Nation” • “Charlie Chapman” Gets an Offer • The Screen and Press Conspire • Panchito Villa Sells a War • “Roxy” Comes to Broadway • Washington, London and the Taj Mahal • Jack Johnson’s Film Knockout • Bara and the Vampire • “104,000” for Little Mary • Triangle, Fairbanks and Riesenfeld • Henry Ford Answers a War Cry • $670,000 for Chaplin • Mary, Quite Contrary, Takes a Million • Two Millions on Belshazzar • Zukored and Selznicked • Wilson, Hearst and Creel • Mary, McAdoo and Monte Carlo • Will Hays Goes to Lunch • Today • Index




Volume 70. Benjamin B. Hampton A History of the Movies (1931)

ISBN 978-4-86340-187-7 • 466 pp., 63 pl.



Living Pictures and Peep Shows • A New Form of Theater • Quantity vs. Quality • The Motion Pictures Patents Company • The Star System • Feature Pictures • The New Era • The Pickford Revolution • The Rise of First National • The Post-War Boom • United Artists and Other Developments • The Battle for the Theatres • Hollywood Scandals and Censorship • “Bigger and Better Pictures” • The Silent Film’s Apex • In Foreign Lands • Talkies • Sound and Fury • Today and Tomorrow • Index