D.W. Griffith
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D.W. Griffith American film master. With an annotated list of films by Eileen Bowser. by Barry, Iris

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Published in New York, Museum of Modern Art, distributed by Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Griffith, D. W. -- 1875-1948.,
  • Motion picture producers and directors -- United States

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Errata slip inserted.

The Physical Object
Pagination88 p. illus., facsim. ;
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21807010M

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