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Handsome Heroes and Vicious Villains

This companion volume to Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders continues Ed Hulse’s groundbreaking history of American cliffhanger serials of the silent-movie era. It covers some 190 “chapter plays” released by production and distribution entities such as Universal, Vitagraph, Mutual, Arrow, Rayart, and Mascot, along with member companies of the Edison Trust and various fly-by-night independent operators. […]

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Distressed Damsels & Handsome Heroes

For a limited time only, purchase both volumes of Ed Hulse’s silent-serial history for $49.95. That’s a discount of nearly 20 percent. The two books combined give you 700 pages, 260,000 words, and nearly 500 illustrations — more than all other coverage of silent-serial history put together! Remember, this deal will be available for a limited time […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder: 2014-15 Special Edition

BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  It contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations. The big “article” is H. Bedford-Jones’ 1929 treatise on pulp writing, This Fiction Business. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document […]

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The Perils of Pauline: Centennial Edition

During the summer of 1914 America’s moviegoers were enthralled by the daring feats of heiress Pauline Marvin, a high-spirited young woman with an insatiable hunger for adventure. Her dangerous exploits were dramatized by playwright Charles W. Goddard in half-hour installments released to theaters at two-week intervals. The episodes were connected by a single premise: Pauline’s […]

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