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Florence Lawrence, the Biograph Girl: Americas First Movie Star Kelly R. Brown

Florence Lawrence, the Biograph Girl: Americas First Movie Star

Kelly R. Brown

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ISBN : 9780786430895
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216 pages
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Florence Lawrences film career began just as the cinema was being born. Her early work with the Vitagraph company gained her a legion of fans and a reputation as a willing and hard working actress. In 1908 she appeared in Romeo and Juliet?AmericasMoreFlorence Lawrences film career began just as the cinema was being born. Her early work with the Vitagraph company gained her a legion of fans and a reputation as a willing and hard working actress. In 1908 she appeared in Romeo and Juliet?Americas very first screen Juliet. By 1909, she was working steadily for the Biograph studio?she was dubbed ?the Biograph girl??and was being praised for her ?personal attractions? and ?very fine dramatic ability.? But just as Lawrence was the first movie star in the industry, she was also one of the first to be undone by it. This impressively researched piece of film history represents the first full-length biography of Florence Lawrence, also called ?The Girl of a Thousand Faces.? Among the photographs are some never before published. A complete filmography of Lawrences entire career is provided. A summary chapter includes comments from various critics and historians, addressing how Lawrence is important to film history.