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Abbott, Bud

James I. Deutsch.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film. 1213 words.

Abbott, Bud (02 October 1895–24 April 1974), and Lou Costello (06 March 1906–03 March 1959), a team of comedians on stage, radio, film, and television, were born, respectively, in Asbury...

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Abel Gance

Paul Cuff.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 7562 words.

Although Abel Gance (1889–1981) is now recognized as a major figure of early cinema, he often struggled to find acceptance of his work in established canons of taste. As Jean Epstein wrote...

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Ace, Goodman

George H. Douglas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio. 1207 words.

Ace, Goodman (15 January 1899–25 March 1982), and Jane Ace (12 October 1905–11 November 1974), radio entertainers of the 1930s and 1940s, were both born in Kansas City, Kansas, and broke...

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Ace, Jane

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio. 3 words.

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Acting

Cynthia Baron.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 11973 words.

Perceptions about screen acting have been remarkably polarized: when people give priority to the now-mythical experiment by Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov that is supposed to have shown that...

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Action Cinema

James Kendrick.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 8400 words.

A hybrid genre that fuses the moral landscape of the western and the urban settings of film noir and police procedurals, the action film as we know it today is a relatively new genre,...

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Acuff, Roy

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Country and Western Music; Composition. 1429 words.

Acuff, Roy (15 September 1903–23 November 1992), country music singer and composer, was born Roy Claxton Acuff in Maynardsville, Tennessee, just a few miles north of Knoxville in a spur of...

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Adams, Douglas Noël

Nick Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature. 3087 words.

Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001), writer, was born on 11 March 1952 at the maternity hospital in Cambridge, the son of Christopher Douglas Adams (d. 1985) and his wife, Janet Dora Sydney, néenull...

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Adams, Franklin P.

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Journalism. 1161 words.

Adams, Franklin P. (15 November 1881–23 March 1960), newspaper columnist, humorist, and radio personality, was born Franklin Pierce Adams in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Moses Adams, a...

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Adaptation

Thomas Leitch and Kyle Meikle.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 14944 words.

Studies of cinematic adaptations—films based, as the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences puts it, on material originally presented in another medium—are scarcely a century...

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