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Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Barbara Tepa Lupack


This book, the first book-length study of pioneering and prolific filmmakers Ted and Leo Wharton, offers a fascinating account of the dynamic early film industry. As the book demonstrates, the Wharton brothers were behind some of the most profitable and influential productions of the era, including The Exploits of Elaine and The Mysteries of Myra, which starred such popular performers as Pearl White, Irene Castle, Francis X. Bushman, and Lionel Barrymore. Working from the independent film studio they established in Ithaca, New York, Ted and Leo turned their adopted town into “Hollywood on Cayu ... More

Keywords: filmmakers, Leo Wharton, Ted Wharton, early film industry, Wharton brothers, independent film studio, serial motion picture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501748189
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Tepa Lupack, author