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Author Armatage, Kay.

Title The girl from God's country : Nell Shipman and the silent cinema / Kay Armatage
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 428 pages) : illustrations
Contents Women directors of the silent era: the scholarship -- Women with megaphones -- Back to God's country -- Something new -- The girl from God's country -- The grub-stake -- Bits and pieces -- Tissue-paper tower -- Naked on the palisades
Summary "In The Girl from God's Country, Kay Armatage reintroduces film studies scholars to Nell Shipman, a pioneer in both Canadian and American film, and one of proportionately numerous women from Hollywood's silent era who wrote, directed, produced, and acted in motion pictures. Born and raised in British Columbia, Shipman became a contract actress for Vitagraph Studios, starring in God's Country and the Woman (1915) and Back to God's Country (1919), among other films. These action-packed adventure melodramas, in which the heroine is called upon to rescue her husband and defeat the villain, were immensely successful. Later, Shipman started up her own production company to make films centred on her screen persona, 'the girl from God's country.' By the mid-1920s, however, the formation of the large Hollywood studios and vertical integration closed down the independents, Shipman among them. Nevertheless, she continued writing until her death in 1970"--Jacket
Bibliography Filmography: pages 355-357
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-395) and index
Subject Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442681373 (electronic bk.)
9781442681378 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)