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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Marsh, Mae

Stephen G. Marshall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 1164 words.

Marsh, Mae (09 November 1895–13 February 1968), actress, was born Mary Warne Marsh in Madrid, New Mexico, the daughter of Charles Marsh, a railroad company auditor, and Mary Warne. After...

James Marsh

Jason Wood.

in Last Words

September 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 4544 words.

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker James Marsh. Marsh began his career as a researcher and then a director for the BBC. His breakthrough documentary, Troubleman (1994),...

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Jewel, Jimmy [real name James Arthur Thomas Marsh] (1909–1995), comedian and actor

Dave Russell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Television. 1297 words.

Jewel, Jimmy [real name James Arthur Thomas Marsh] (1909–1995), comedian and actor, was born on 4 December 1909 at 52 Andover Street, Pittsmoor, Sheffield, the younger child of James...

Dickensian ‘Dissolving Views’: The Magic Lantern, Visual Story-telling and the Victorian Technological Imagination

Joss Marsh.

in Cinematicity in Media History

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 5864 words.

This chapter, written by Joss Marsh, suggests that visual culture in the nineteenth century cannot only be characterized by its fascination with what Tom Gunning calls, in Chapter Nine,...

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Fairbanks, Douglas

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 1674 words.

Fairbanks, Douglas (23 May 1883–12 December 1939), actor, was born Douglas Elton Ulman in Denver, Colorado, the son of Charles Ulman, a lawyer, and Ella Adelaide Marsh, who had been...

Ditmars, Raymond Lee

Kraig Adler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ichthyology and Herpetology; History of Science and Technology; Performing Arts; Film. 866 words.

Ditmars, Raymond Lee (22 June 1876–12 May 1942), zoo curator and popular writer on reptiles, was born in Newark, New Jersey, son of John Van Harlingen Ditmars, a furniture dealer and...

D.W. Griffith

Russell Merritt.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 11082 words.

David Wark Griffith (b. 1875–d. 1948) continues to generate a broad range of critical reaction. Although acknowledged as America’s seminal director of narrative film (and certainly the most...