Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and Serial Film by Marina Dahlquist

By Marina Dahlquist

Exceptionally well known in the course of their time, the magnificent American motion movie serials of the 1910s featured fascinating stunts, movie tips, and results set opposed to the historical past of recent know-how, usually starring inventive lady heroines who displayed usually male traits akin to patience, power, and authority. the main well known of those "serial queens" used to be Pearl White, whose occupation because the adventurous personality Pauline constructed in the course of a transitional section within the medium's evolving creation techniques, distribution and advertisements styles, and fan tradition. during this quantity, a world crew of students explores how American serials starring Pearl White and different woman stars impacted the rising cinemas within the usa and out of the country. members examine the serial style and its narrative styles, advertising, and cultural reception, and historiographic value, with essays on Pearl White's lifestyles off and on the display in addition to the "serial queen" style in Western and japanese Europe, India, and China.
 
Contributors are Weihong Bao, Rudmer Canjels, Marina Dahlquist, Monica Dall'Asta, Kevin B. Johnson, Christina Petersen, and Rosie Thomas.


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The French novelization seems to be the only tie-in of The House of Hate that was made. indd 37 4/25/13 2:56 PM Rudmer Canjels Booklet cover of the final episode of La Maison de la haine, called “Sur la terre de France” (On French soil). The photograph shows the wedding of Pearl and Gresham. from episode five. Then Pearl, as head of the arms factory, has to decide which party, the French or the Germans, will acquire supplies of a newly designed grenade launcher. ”41 Pearl immediately dislikes Baron Von Ratheim when he arrives to persuade her to accept his higher offer.

Indd 26 4/25/13 2:56 PM Changing Views and Perspectives Les Mystères de New-York was not originally one Pearl White serial, but a combination of three Pathé-Exchange serials that in America had followed each other in succession in 1914 and 1915. Each starred the famous serial queen Pearl White: the fourteen-part The Exploits of Elaine (1914), the ten-part The New Exploits of Elaine (1915), and the twelve-part The Romance of Elaine (1915). The original episodes were re-cut in France and rearranged into a serial of twenty-two episodes.

Indd 28 4/25/13 2:56 PM Changing Views and Perspectives A foldout booklet of Les Mystères de New-York, given away as an appetizer by the newspaper Le Matin. It told part of the storyline of the first episode. another venue for more drinks, he is killed by means of a lead pipe, held by one of The Clutching Hand’s associates. In Les Mystères de New-York, Le Bancal Rouge (as Limpy Red is called) is a more interesting character, receiving an extended background. indd 29 4/25/13 2:56 PM Rudmer Canjels La Main Qui Étreint (The Clutching Hand).

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