Comedy Films:
A Selected Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley












General and Miscellaneous works on Film Comedy: Books
General and Miscellaneous works on Film Comedy: Journal Articles
Film Comedy to 1930
Film Comedy - 1930s and 1940s
Individual Comedians, Directors, Studios
Mel Brooks
Charlie Chaplin (separate page)
W.C. Fields
Buster Keaton (separate page)
Laurel & Hardy
Harold Lloyd
Ernst Lubitsch (separate page)
Mack Sennett and Keystone Studios
National Cinemas and comedy / Works in languages other than English

Documentaries about film comedy

Books and Videos

American film comedy
[Edited by] Scott and Barbara Siegel. New York : Prentice Hall General Reference, c1994.
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 S48 1994

Babington, Bruce.
Affairs to remember : the Hollywood comedy of the sexes / Bruce Babington and Peter William Evans. Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c1989.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 B34 1988

Beach, Christopher.
Class, language and American film comedy / Christopher Beach. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Full-text available online [UCB users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 B43 2002

Butte, George.
"Comedy, film, and film comedy." In: I know that you know that I know : narrating subjects from Moll Flanders to Marnie / George Butte. Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PR830.P75 B87 2004

Cavell, Stanley
Pursuits of happiness : the Hollywood comedy of remarriage / Stanley Cavell. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981.
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 .C38 1981
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 .C38 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 .C38

Charney, Maurice.
"American Film." In: Comedy : a geographic and historical guide / edited by Maurice Charney. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005.
Doe Reference PN6147 .C565 2005
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Charney, Maurice.
Comedy high and low : an introduction to the experience of comedy / Maurice Charney. New York : Oxford University Press, c1978.
Moffitt PN1922 .C5
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1922 .C5

Classical Hollywood comedy
Edited by Kristine Brunovska Karnick and Henry Jenkins. New York : Routledge, 1995.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 C56 1995

Comedy/cinema/theory
Edited by Andrew Horton. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1991.
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Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 C65 1991 c.11 AVAILABLE
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 C65 1991

Crafton, Donald
"Pie and Chase: Gag, Spectacle, and Narrative in Slapstick Comedy." In: The cinema of attractions reloaded / edited by Wanda Strauven. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2006.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.A1 C56 2006

Durgnat, Raymond.
The crazy mirror: Hollywood comedy and the American image. New York, Horizon Press [1970, c1969]
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 D8 1970 c.13

Durgnat, Raymond.
The crazy mirror: Hollywood comedy and the American image. London, Faber, 1969.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 D8

The film comedy reader
Edited by Gregg Rickman. New York : Limelight Editions, 2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 F55 2001

Fowkes, Katherine A.
Giving up the ghost : spirits, ghosts, and angels in mainstream comedy films / Katherine A. Fowkes. Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, c1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S8 F68 1998

Gehring, Wes D.
American dark comedy : beyond satire / Wes D. Gehring ; foreword by R. Karl Largent. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 G42 1996

Gehring, Wes D.
Parody as film genre : "never give a saga an even break" / Wes D. Gehring ; foreword by Scott R. Olson. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 G426 1999
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 G426 1999

Glitre, Kathrina.
Hollywood romantic comedy : states of the union, 1934-65 / Kathrina Glitre. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 G55 2006

Grant, Barry Keith
"Romantic Comedy." In: Schirmer encyclopedia of film / Barry Keith Grant. Detroit : Schirmer Reference, c2007.
Doe Reference PN1993.45 .G75 2007 v.1-4 (2007)

Grindon, Leger
The Hollywood romantic comedy : conventions, history, controversies / Leger Grindon. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 G75 2011
Introduction -- History, cycles and society -- Thinking seriously about laughter and romance -- What is the trouble in paradise? : Trouble in paradise (1932) -- Jailbreak : His girl friday (1940) -- The home front romantic comedy and The miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) -- Anatomy lesson : Adam's rib (1949) -- Riding sidesaddle in Some like it hot (1959) -- Counter conventions and cultural change in The graduate (1967) -- The trials of partnership in Annie Hall (1977) -- Friendship, sex and courtship in When Harry met Sally (1989) -- Parody and the grotesque in There's something about Mary (1998) -- Women's ambivalence in Waitress.

Harvey, James
Romantic comedy in Hollywood from Lubitsch to Sturges / James Harvey. New York : Da Capo Press, 1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 H37 1998

Karlyn, Kathleen Rowe
"Comedy, Melodrama, and Gender: Theorizing the Genres of Laughter." In: Screening genders / edited and with an introduction by Krin Gabbard and William Luhr. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S47 S37 2008
Moffitt PN1995.9.S47 S37 2008

Karlyn, Kathleen Rowe
The unruly woman : gender and the genres of laughter / by Kathleen Rowe. Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 1995.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 R65 1995
Moffitt PN1995.9.W6 R65 1995

King, Geoff
Film comedy / Geoff King. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 K529 2002

Landay, Lori.
Madcaps, screwballs, and con women : the female trickster in American culture / Lori Landay. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ1426 .L34 1998

Langman, Larry.
Encyclopedia of American film comedy / Larry Langman. New York : Garland, 1987.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 L341 1987

McDonald, Tamar Jeffers.
Romantic comedy : boy meets girl meets genre / Tamar Jeffers McDonald. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M395 2007

Maltin, Leonard.
Movie comedy teams / with an introd. by Billy Gilbert. [New York] New American Library [1970]
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 M393 1970

Mast, Gerald
The comic mind; comedy and the movies. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1973]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M38
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 M395 1973

Matthews, Nicole.
Comic politics : gender in Hollywood comedy after the new right / Nicole Matthews. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M379 2000

McCaffrey, Donald W.
Assault on society : satirical literature to film / by Donald W. McCaffrey. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1992.
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 M39 1992 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M39 1992
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 M39 1992

Mintz, Lawrence E.
"Humor and popular culture." In: The Primer of Humor Research Edited by Raskin, Victor, Berlin, New York (Mouton de Gruyter) 2008 Pages 281–302
Full-text available online

Montgomery, John
Comedy films, 1894-1954; preface by Norman Wisdom. London, Allen & Unwin, 1968.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M6 1968

The National Society of Film Critics on movie comedy
Edited by Stuart Byron and Elisabeth Weis. New York : Grossman Publishers, 1977.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9 .C55 N35 1977
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9 .C55 N35 1977

Neale, Stephen.
Popular film and television comedy / Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik. London ; New York : Routledge, 1990.
Full-text available online [UCB users only]
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 N44 1990 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 N44 1990

Neibaur, James L.
Movie comedians : the complete guide / by James L. Neibaur. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1986.
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.2 N45 1986

Palmer, Jerry
The logic of the absurd : on film and television comedy / Jerry Palmer. London : BFI, 1987.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN6147 .P341 1987

Paul, William
Laughing, screaming : modern Hollywood horror and comedy / William Paul. New York : Columbia University Press, c1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P35 1994

Potter, Cherry.
I love you but : romance, comedy and the movies / Cherry Potter. London : Methuen, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.L6 P68 2002

Robinson, David
The great funnies: a history of film comedy. London, Studio Vista, 1969.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 R6 1969
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 R6 1969

Rowe, Kathleen.
"Melodrama and men in post-classical romantic comedy." In: Me Jane : masculinity, movies, and women / edited by Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumin. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M46 M35 1995
Moffitt PN1995.9.M46 M35 1995

Rowe, Kathleen.
"Unruly Woman: gender and the genres of laughter." In: Understanding inequality : the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender / edited by Barbara Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2001.
Moffitt HN90.S6 U53 2001

Rubinfeld, Mark D.
Bound to bond : gender, genre, and the Hollywood romantic comedy / Mark D. Rubinfeld. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 R83 2001

Seidman, Steve.
Comedian comedy : a tradition in Hollywood film / by Steve Seidman Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, c1981
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 .S38 1981

Sennett, Ted.
Laughing in the dark : movie comedy from Groucho to Woody / Ted Sennett. New York : St. Martin's Press, c1992.
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 S397 1992 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 S397 1992

Sikov, Ed.
Laughing hysterically : American screen comedy of the 1950s / Ed Sikov. New York : Columbia University Press, c1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 S49 1994
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 S49 1994
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 S5 1989 c.11 [an earlier edition]

Terms of endearment : Hollywood romantic comedy of the 1980s and 1990s
Edited by Peter William Evans and Celestino Deleyto. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 T47 1998

Vineberg, Steve.
High comedy in American movies : class and humor from the 1920s to the present / Steve Vineberg. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 V56 2005

Young, Kay
Ordinary pleasures : couples, conversation, and comedy / Kay Young. Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN56.M255 Y68 2001

Journal Articles

Anderson, Kristen
""Go West!": The Representation of Los Angeles in Silent Film Comedy." Spectator - The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television 21:2 (Fall 2001)
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Bingham, Dennis
"'Before She Was a Virgin ... ': Doris Day and the Decline of Female Film Comedy in the 1950s and 1960s." Cinema Journal, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 3-31, Spring 2006
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Bonila, Paul C.
"Is There More to Hollywood Lowbrow Than Meets the Eye?" Quarterly Review of Film & Video; Jan-Mar2005, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p17-24, 8p
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Buchbinder, David.
"Enter The Schlemiel: The Emergence of Inadequate or Incompetent Masculinities in Recent Film and Television." Canadian Review of American Studies 2008 38(2): 227-245 19p.
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Deleyto, Celestino.
"Between friends: love and friendship in contemporary Hollywood romantic comedy." Screen, Summer2003, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p167-182, 16p
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Dowd, James J.; Pallotta, Nicole R.
"The End Of Romance: The Demystification Of Love In The Postmodern Age." Sociological Perspectives, Winter2000, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p549-580, 32p
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Eberwein, Robert T.
"Comedy and the Film Within the Film." Wide Angle 3:2 (1979) p.12

Gottesman, Ronald.
"Film Parody: An Immodest Proposal" Quarterly Review of Film & Video, May1990, Vol. 12 Issue 1/2, p1-3, 3p
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Greven, David.
"Dude, Where's My Gender? Contemporary Teen Comedies and New Forms of American Masculinity." Cineaste; Summer, 2002, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p 14-21, 8p
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Hansen, Arlen J.
"Entropy and Transformation: Two Types f American Humor." American Scholar 1974 43(3): 405-421 17p.

Henderson, B.
"Romantic comedy today: semi-tough or impossible?" Film Quarterly v. 31 (Summer 1978) p. 11-22
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Jenkins, Ron
"Urban Slapstick: From Chaplin's Tramp to Archaos' Metal Clowns." Theater (New Haven) 23:3 (1992:Summer/Fall) p.62

Johnson, Kimberly R.; Holmes, Bjarne M.
"Contradictory Messages: A Content Analysis of Hollywood-Produced Romantic Comedy Feature Films." Communication Quarterly, Jul2009, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p352-373, 22p
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Konstan, David.
"The Premises of Comedy." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Winter88, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p180-190, 11p
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Krutnik, Frank.
"The Faint Aroma of Performing Seals: The "Nervous" Romance and the Comedy of the Sexes." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Fall90 Issue 26, p57-72, 16p

La Farge, Benjamin
"Comic Romance." Philosophy and Literature, Volume 33, Number 1, April 2009, pp. 18-35
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Lamm, R.
"Can we laugh at God?" Journal of Popular Film & Television; Summer91, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p81, 10p, 6 bw
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Leitch, Thomas M.
" Laughing at Length: Notes on the Structure of Film Comedy." Studies in American Humor n.s.:4:3 (1985:Fall) p.161

McIntosh, William D.; Murray, John D.; Murray, Rebecca M.; Manian, Sunita.
"What's So Funny About a Poke in the Eye? The Prevalence of Violence in Comedy Films and Its Relation to Social and Economic Threat in the United States, 1951-2000." Mass Communication & Society; Fall2003, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p345-360, 16p
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McIntosh, William D.; Murray, John D.; Murray, Rebecca M.; Manian, Sunita.
"Sexual Humor in Hollywood Films: Influences of Social and Economic Threat on the Desirability of Male and Female Characters." Mass Communication & Society; Spring2006, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p239-254, 16p,
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Moddelmog, Debra A.
"Can Romantic Comedy Be Gay?: Hollywood Romance, Citizenship, and Same-Sex Marriage Panic." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Winter2009, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p162-173, 12p

Neale, Steve
"The Big romance or Something Wild?: romantic comedy today." Screen, Autumn 1992; 33: 284 - 299.
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Peterson, Sidney
" A Note on Comedy in Experimental Film." Film Culture 29 (1963) p.27

Rappaport, Ernest A.
"From The Keystone Of Comedy to the Last Of the Clowns." Psychoanalytic Review (1963) Issue: 59:3 (1972:Fall) p.333
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Schein, H.
"What is film humor?" Quarterly of Film, Radio, and Television v. 11 (Fall 1956) p. 24-32

Scodari, Christine.
"Possession, Attraction, and the Thrill of the Chase: Gendered Myth-Making in Film and Television Comedy of the Sexes." Critical Studies in Mass Communication; March, 1995, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p 23-39, 17p

Shumway, David R.
"Screwball Comedies: Constructing Romance, Mystifying Marriage." Cinema Journal Issue: 30:4 (1991:Summer) p.7
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Snyder, John
"Film and classical genre: rules for interpreting Rules of the game." Literature/Film Quarterly v. 10 no. 3 (1982) p. 162-79
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Analyzes the genre of the romantic comedy film 'Rules of the Game,' directed by Jean Renoir. Plot and theme of the film; Classification of the film; Description of the characters and setting of the film.

Tilley, Oliver
"It may be American movies' closest equivalent to Restoration Comedy". Kinema; Fall2009, Issue 32, p15-38, 29p
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The article offers the author's insight concerning the accuracy of Pauline Kael's assertion of the screwball comedy film "Bringing Up Baby." He cites that Kael's comparison is flawed in its assumptions that genres can contain such diverse works as they denote and her idea that genres can be paralleled with each other is problematic. The author examines several restoration comedies to identify whether the film can be considered as the American movie closest to such restoration comedy genre.

Turner, Matthew R.
"Cowboys and Comedy: The Simultaneous Deconstruction and Reinforcement of Generic Conventions in the Western Parody." Film & History, Sep2003, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p48-54, 7p
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Tyler, P.
"Film letter: on the cult of displaced laughter." The Kenyon Review v. 20 (Fall 1958) p. 628-33

Vandaele, Jeroen.
"Humor Mechanisms in Film Comedy: Incongruity and Superiority." Poetics Today, Summer2002, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p221, 29p
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von Dassanowsky, Robert.
"A Caper of One's Own: Fantasy Female Liberation in 1960s Crime Comedy Film." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Fall2007, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p117-118, 2p
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Warshow, Paul
"More Is Less: Comedy and Sound." Film Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Autumn, 1977), pp. 38-45
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Film Comedy to 1930

Individual Comedians, Directors, Studios

Azlant, Edward
"Screenwriting for the Early Silent Film: Forgotten Pioneers, 1897-1911." Film History, Vol. 9, No. 3, Screenwriters and Screenwriting (1997), pp. 228-256
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Bowser, E.
"Racial/Racist Jokes in American Silent Slapstick Comedy." Griffithiana 53 (May 1995), pp 35-43

Brownlow, Kevin.
"Annus Mirabilis: The Film in 1927." Film History: An International Journal, Volume 17, Number 2/3, 2005, pp. 168-178
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Caron, James E.
"Silent Slapstick Film as Ritualized Clowning: The Example of Charlie Chaplin." Studies in American Humor, vol. 3, no. 14, pp. 5-22, 2006
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Clipper, Lawrence J.
"Archetypal Figures in Early Film Comedy." Western Humanities Review 28:4 (1974:Autumn) p.353

Cott, Jeremy.
"The Limits of Silent Comedy." Literature Film Quarterly, Spring75, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p99, 9p
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Discusses the strengths of comedy in the silent film medium as exemplified by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Comedic usefulness of the limits of silent film; Mechanical and absurdly pragmatic sensibility of American life typified by Keaton; Chaplin's deep understanding of pain and his play on it."

Crafton, D.
"The Pie and the Chase: Gag, Spectacle and Narrative in Slapstick." In: Classical Hollywood comedy / edited by Kristine Brunovska Karnick and Henry Jenkins.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 C56 1995

Also in:
Violence and American cinema / edited by J. David Slocum. New York : Routledge, 2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V5 V56 2001
Moffitt PN1995.9.V5 V56 2001

Also in:
The cinema of attractions reloaded / edited by Wanda Strauven. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.A1 C56 2006

Dale, Alan S.
Comedy is a man in trouble : slapstick in American movies / Alan Dale. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 D35 2000
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 D35 2000

Everson, William K.
"Comedy" In: American silent film New York : Oxford University Press, 1978. Bullet PointRequest
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 E9 c.11 AVAILABLE
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 E9 c.12 AVAILABLE
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 E9

Gunning, Tom.
"Crazy machines in the garden of forking paths: Mischief gags and the origins of American film comedy." In" Classical Hollywood comedy / edited by Kristine Brunovska Karnick and Henry Jenkins.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 C56 1995

Higashi, Sumiko
"The new woman and consumer culture: Cecil B. DeMille's sex comedies." In: The silent cinema reader / edited by Lee Grieveson and Peter Krämer. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.75 .S547 2004

Also in: A feminist reader in early cinema / edited by Jennifer M. Bean and Diane Negra. Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 F467 2002

Jacobs, Lea.
"Introduction: Before Screwball." Film History, 2001, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p335, 2p
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Examines the tradition of romantic comedy for the period of silent feature films. Distinction between sentimental comedy and farce; Relationship between silent film comedy and developments in romantic comedy after the coming of sound; Divorce comedies of Cecil B. DeMille; Characteristic feature of screwball comedies.

Jacobs, Lea.
"The Seduction Plot: Comic and Dramatic Variants." Film History 2001 13(4): 424-442 19p
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Jacobs, Lea.
"Sophisticated comedy." In: The decline of sentiment : American film in the 1920s Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 J198 2008

Jenkins, Henry.
What made pistachio nuts? : early sound comedy and the vaudeville aesthetic / Henry Jenkins. New York : Columbia University Press, c1992.
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 J46 1992 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 J46 1992

Karlyn, Kathleen Rowe
"Comedy, melodrama, and gender." In: Screening genders / edited and with an introduction by Krin Gabbard and William Luhr. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S47 S37 2008
Moffitt PN1995.9.S47 S37 2008

Keough, William.
"Celluloid pun(ch)sters: the silent clowns." In: Punchlines : the violence of American humor / William Keough. New York : Paragon House, 1990.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS430 .K46 1990

Kobel, Peter.
Silent movies : the birth of film and the triumph of movie culture / Peter Kobel and the Library of Congress ; foreword by Martin Scorsese ; introduction by Kevin Brownlow. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.75 .K63 2007
Examines the international film industry from 1893 to 1927 according to genre (e.g. horror, westerns and comedy) and highlights the work of silent film art directors, cinematographers, directors, and actors. Includes stills, promo materials and posters from the Library of Congress's memorabilia collection.

Kracauer, Siegfried
"Silent Film Comedy." Sight and Sound 21:1 (1951:Aug./Sept.) p.31
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Kramer, Peter
"Clean, Dependable Slapstick: Comic Violence and the Emergence of Classical Hollywood Cinema." In: Violence and American cinema / edited by J. David Slocum. New York : Routledge, 2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V5 V56 2001
Moffitt PN1995.9.V5 V56 2001

Kramer, Peter.
"Vitagraph, Slapstick and Early Cinema." Screen, Spring88, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p98-104, 7p
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Lahue, Kalton C.
World of laughter; the motion picture comedy short, 1910-1930 [by] Kalton C. Lahue. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1966]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 L3 1966
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 L3 1966

Landay, Lori
"The flapper film: comedy, dance, and jazz age kinaesthetics." In: A feminist reader in early cinema / edited by Jennifer M. Bean and Diane Negra. Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 F467 2002
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.W6 F467 2002

McCaffrey, Donald W.
"The Evolution of the Chase in the Silent Screen Comedy The Evolution of the Chase in the Silent Screen Comedy." The Journal of the Society of Cinematologists, Vol. 4, (1964 - 1965), pp. 1-8
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McCaffrey, Donald W.
"The use of comic theory in the study of silent screen comedy." Communication Studies,14:3,165 — 172
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McCall, T.
""The dynamite of a tenth of a second": Benjamin's revolutionary messianism in silent film comedy." In: Benjamin's ghosts : interventions in contemporary literary and cultural theory / edited by Gerhard Richter. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks B3209.B584 .B45 2002

McIlroy, Brian
"Masculinity, performativity, comedy. Searching for the sub(genre): Irish-American film comedy." In: Screening Irish-America : [representing Irish-America in film and television] / edited by Ruth Barton. Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.I67 S27 2009

Merton, Paul
Silent comedy / Paul Merton. London : Random House, 2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M47 2007

Miller, Blair
American silent film comedies : an illustrated encyclopedia of persons, studios, and terminology Jeferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 1995.
Media Resources Center PN1995.9.C55 M53 1995
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M53 1995

Moore, Anne Elizabeth.
"The Hilarious Rump: Our Fascination With the Arse in Early Comedic Film." Journal of Popular Culture, Spring97, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p137-150, 14p
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Neale, Stephen; Krutnik, Frank
"Hollwood comedy and the Case of Silent Slapstick." In: Popular film and television comedy
Full-text available online [UCB users only]
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 N44 1990 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 N44 1990

Neale, Stephen, et. al.
"The case of silent slapstick." In: Hollywood comedians, the film reader
Edited by Frank Krutnik. London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 H65 2003

Parchesky, Jennifer.
"Women in the driver's seat: The auto-erotics of early women's films." (cover story) Film History, 2006, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p174-184, 11p
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"The trope of women's automobility' in three films centered around female drivers is examined in order to chart the changing fortunes of women's creative control in early Hollywood, looking in turn at Mabel Normand, Nell Shipman and Frances Marion. Whether behind the wheel or behind the camera, women's mastery of exciting new technologies offered a spectacular image of New Womanhood as both practical power and thrilling adventure." [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR - EBSCO]

Rabinovitz, L.
"The Coney Island comedies: bodies and slapstick at the amusement park and the movies." In: American cinema's transitional era : audiences, institutions, practices / edited by Charlie Keil and Shelley Stamp.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A858 2004
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 A858 2004
Pacific Film Archive PN1993.5.U6 A858 2004

Rhu, Lawrence F.
"Remarriage comedy and the myth of the Fall." In: Stanley Cavell's American dream : Shakespeare, philosophy, and Hollywood movies / Lawrence F. Rhu. New York : Fordham University Press, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks B945.C274 R48 2006

Robinson, Fred M.
"Stumbling on a smooth road : silent film comedy and Beckett's Nouvelles." In: The Arts and their interrelations / edited by Harry R. Garvin ; special associate editor this issue, Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, c1979
Main (Gardner) Stacks NX60 .A7 c.2
Main (Gardner) Stacks NX60 .A7

Ross, Sara
"'Good Little Bad Girls': Controversy and the Flapper Comedienne." Film History, Vol. 13, No. 4, Before Screwball (2001), pp. 409-423
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Examines the importance of comic masquerade to the performance styles of flapper comediennes Colleen Moore and Clara Bow in early twentieth century films. Blend of sexual and social rebellion in the comic performances of Moore and Bow; Role of a rebellious flapper daughter played by Bow in 'Dancing Mothers'; Moral ending of the flapper films; Exaggerated mimicry of sexual maturity in Moore's films.

Sloan, Kay
"Sexual Warfare in the Silent Cinema: Comedies and Melodramas of Woman Suffragism." American Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Autumn, 1981), pp. 412-436
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Solomon, William
"Second Technologies: American Modernism and Silent Screen Comedy." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 66-91, 2005 Spring

Sufrin, Mark
"The Silent World of Slapstick (1912-1916)." The Threepenny Review, No. 29 (Spring, 1987), p. 21
UC users only

Telotte, J. P.
"Arbuckle Escapes." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Winter88, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p172-179, 8p
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Thompson, Kristin
"Lubitsch, Acting and the Silent Romantic Comedy." Film History 13:4 (2001) p. 390-408
UC users only

Trahair, Lisa
The comedy of philosophy : sense and nonsense in early cinematic slapstick / Lisa Trahair. State University of New York Press, c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 T68 2007

Vermillion, Billy Budd.
"The Remarriage Plot In The 1910s." Film History 2001 13(4): 359-371 13p.
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Discusses the remarriage plot used in French and American comedies and farces on stage and film before 1920. Films used stage plays or borrowed heavily from them. Cecil DeMille's trilogy of divorce films during 1918-20, often seen as innovative, followed the precedents set by the plays 'Anti-Matrimony, The New York Idea, Seven Days,' and other farces.

Young, Kay
"Hollywood 1934: 'Inventing' Romantic Comedy." In: Look who's laughing : gender and comedy / edited by Gail Finney. Langhorne, Pa. : Gordon and Breach, c1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1922 .L66 1994

Film Comedy 1930 - 1940

Byrge, Duane
The screwball comedy films : a history and filmography, 1934-1942 / Duane Byrge and Robert Milton Miller. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2001], c1991.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 B97 2001
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 B97 1991 c.11

Cavell, Stanley
Pursuits of happiness : the Hollywood comedy of remarriage / Stanley Cavell. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981.
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 .C38 1981
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 .C38 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 .C38

Gehring, Wes D.
"McCarey vs. Capra: A Guide to American Film Comedy of the '30s." Journal of Popular Film & Television 7:1 (1978)
UC users only

Gehring, Wes D.
Romantic vs. screwball comedy : charting the difference / Wes D. Gehring. Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 G428 2002

Gehring, Wes D.
Screwball comedy : a genre of madcap romance / Wes D. Gehring. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1986.
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 G45 1986 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 G451 1986

Gehring, Wes D.
"Screwball Comedy: an overview." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Winter86, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p178-185, 8p
UC users only

Glitre, Kathrina.
Hollywood romantic comedy : states of the union, 1934-65 / Kathrina Glitre. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 G55 2006

Harrison, Taylor.
"Trying Hard to Hear You: Jean Arthur and the Problematics of Presence." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Spring97 Issue 39, p42-51, 10p

Hersey, Eleanor.
"Love and Microphones: Romantic Comedy Heroines as Public Speakers." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Winter2007, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p146-159, 14p
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Harper, Graeme
"'Either he's dead or my watch has stopped': medical notes in 1930s film comedy." In: Signs of life : cinema and medicine / edited by Graeme Harper and Andrew Moor. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P44 S54 2005

Harvey, James
Romantic comedy in Hollywood from Lubitsch to Sturges / James Harvey. New York : Da Capo Press, 1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 H37 1998
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 H37 1987 [an earlier edition]
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 H37 1987 [an earlier edition]

Isenberg, Michael T.
"World War I Film Comedies and American Society: The Concern with Authoritarianism." Film & History 1975 5(3): 7-15 9p
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Jacobs, Lea.
"Introduction: Before Screwball." Film History, 2001, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p335, 2p
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Examines the tradition of romantic comedy for the period of silent feature films. Distinction between sentimental comedy and farce; Relationship between silent film comedy and developments in romantic comedy after the coming of sound; Divorce comedies of Cecil B. DeMille; Characteristic feature of screwball comedies.

Jenkins, Henry, III.
"'Fifi Was My Mother's Name!': Anarchistic Comedy, the Vaudeville Aesthetic, and 'Diplomaniacs'." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television 1990 (26): 3-27 25p
Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were two well-known comic actors of the 1930's; their RKO film, 'Diplomaniacs' (1933), is discussed in depth to show the relationship of the vaudeville tradition to the new generation of post-Depression comedy films.

Kendall, Elizabeth.
The runaway bride : Hollywood romantic comedy of the 1930's / Elizabeth Kendall. New York : Knopf, 1990.
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 K38 1990 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 K38 1990
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 K38 1990

Krutnik, Frank.
"The Faint Aroma of Performing Seals: The "Nervous" Romance and the Comedy of the Sexes." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Fall90 Issue 26, p57-72, 16p

Landay, Lori.
Madcaps, screwballs, and con women : the female trickster in American culture / Lori Landay. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ1426 .L34 1998

McCaffrey, D.W.
" The Golden Age of Sound Comedy." Screen, January/February 1970; 11: 27 - 40.
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Poague, Leland A.; Kay, Karyn
"A Short Defense of Screwball Comedy." Film Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Summer, 1976), pp. 62-64
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Redding, Robert.
"'The Fine Art Of Comic Brevity': Robert Benchley's Short Comedy Films. Journal of Popular Culture 1971 4(3): 777-792 16p.
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Rubinfeld, Mark D.
Bound to bond : gender, genre, and the Hollywood romantic comedy / Mark D. Rubinfeld. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 R83 2001

Sennett, Ted.
Lunatics and lovers; a tribute to the giddy and glittering era of the screen's "screwball" and roman New Rochelle, N.Y., Arlington House [1973?
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 .S4

Shale, Rick
"Music in Screwball Comedy." In: Beyond the stars: Vol. 2: Plot conventions in American film. / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1990
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C36 B49 1990
Moffitt PN1995.9.C36 B49 1990

Shumway, David R.
"Screwball Comedies: Constructing Romance, Mystifying Marriage." Cinema Journal, Summer91, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p7-23, 17p

Weales, Gerald Clifford
Canned goods as caviar : American film comedy of the 1930s / Gerald Weales. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985.
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 W4 1985 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 W4 1985

Winokur, Mark.
American laughter : immigrants, ethnicity, and 1930s Hollywood film comedy / Mark Winokur. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 W52 1996
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 W52 1996
Contents via Google books

Young, Kay
"Hollywood 1934: Reinventing Romantic Comedy." In: Look who's laughing : gender and comedy / edited by Gail Finney. Langhorne, Pa. : Gordon and Breach, c1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1922 .L66 1994

Adam's Rib
SEE George Cukor bibliography

The Awful Truth

Asimow, Michael
"Divorce In The Movies: From The Hays Code To Kramer Vs. Kramer." Legal Studies Forum Volume 24, Number 2 (2000)

Bogdanovich, Peter.
"Leo McCarey." In: Who the devil made it New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P7 B58 1997
MOFF: PN1995.9.P7 B58 1997)

Britton, Andrew.
"Cary Grant: Comedy and Male Desire." Cineaction, Winter86/87, Issue 7, p36-51, 16p

Brouwers, Anke; Paulus, Tom
"The mortgage the merrier: Hollywood comedies of remarriage in the age of domesticity." Film International; 2006, Vol. 4 Issue 22, p21-32, 12p
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Carson, Diane
"To Be Seen but Not Heard: The Awful Truth." In: Multiple voices in feminist film criticism / Diane Carson, Linda Dittmar, and Janice R. Welsch, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 M82 1994
Moffitt PN1995.9.W6 M82 1994

Cavell, Stanley
"The same and different: The awful truth." In: Pursuits of happiness : the Hollywood comedy of remarriage / Stanley Cavell. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 .C38
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 .C38
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 .C38 1981

DiBattista, Maria
"The Lady-Dame: Irene Dunne and The Awful Truth." In: Fast-talking dames / Maria DiBattista. New Haven : Yale University Press, c2001.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 D53 2001

Gehring, Wes D.
Leo McCarey from Marx to McCarthy. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P7 B58 1997; MOFF: PN1995.9.P7 B58 1997

Gehring, Wes D.
"McCarey vs. Capra: A Guide to American Film Comedy of the '30s." Journal of Popular Film & Television 7:1 (1978)
UC users only

Gilmour, Heather
"Different, Except In A Different Way: Marriage, Divorce, and Gender in the Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage." Journal of Film and Video Vol. 50, No. 2 (Summer 1998), pp. 26-39
UC users only

Glitre, Kathrina.
"The Same, But Different." Cineaction; 2001, Issue 54, p2-11, 10p
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Greene, Jane M.
""A Proper Dash of Spice: Screwball Comedy and the Production Code." Journal of Film & Video, Fall2011, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p45-63, 19p
UC users only

Greene, Jane M.
"The Road to Reno: The Awful Truth and the Hollywood comedy of remarriage." Film History, 2001, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p337, 22p
UC users only

Lurvey, Ira; Eiseman, Selise E.
"Divorce Goes to the Movies." University of San Francisco Law Review Volume 30, Number 4 (1996)

Maio, Kathi
"Isn't It Romantic? (If not, why not?)." Sojourner: The Women's Forum; May1989, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p37-38, 2p

Smith, Margaret.
"Laughter, redemption, subversion in eight films by Leo McCarey." Cineaction, Summer/Fall 1990, Issue 21/22, p84-90, 7p

Vanneman, Alan
"'If I Were Different, Maybe Things Could Be the Same, Only Different'." Bright Lights Film Journal (46:) pp. (no pagination), 2004 Nov

Wood, R.
"From Ruggles to Rally; or, America, America! The strange career of Leo McCarey." Film International v. 5 no. 3 (2007) p. 30-4
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Philadelphia Story
SEE George Cukor bibliography

Individual Comedians, Directors, Studios

Documentaries about film comedy
Woody Allen Bibliography
Charlie Chaplin Bibliography
Frank Capra Bibliography
Buster Keaton Bibliography
Ernst Lubitsch Bibliography
Marx Brothers Bibliography
Preston Sturges Bibliography
Jacques Tati Bibliography
Mae West Bibliography

Billy Wilder Bibliography

Anthony, Brian
Smile when the raindrops fall : the story of Charley Chase / Brian Anthony and Andy Edmonds. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.C519 A58 1998

Basinger, Jeanine
"Mabel and the Kops." Silent Stars, 2000, p65-98, 34p
UC users only

Cahn, William
The laugh makers; a pictorial history of American comedians. With an introd. by Harold Lloyd. New York, Putnam [1957]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2285 .C2

Fussell, Betty Harper.
"The Films of Mabel Normand." Film History; Nov/Dec88, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p373-391, 19p
UC users only

Fussell, Betty Harper.
Mabel / Betty Harper Fussell. New Haven, Conn. : Ticknor & Fields, 1982.
PN2287.N57 F87 1982

Gehring, Wes D.
"McCarey vs. Capra: A Guide to American Film Comedy of the '30s." Journal of Popular Film & Television, 1978, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p67-84, 18p
UC users only

Hollywood comedians, the film reader
Edited by Frank Krutnik. London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 H65 2003

Kerr, Walter
The silent clowns / by Walter Kerr. New York : Knopf, 1975.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 K41
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 K47 1975
Moffitt PN1995.C55 K4 c.11

King, Robert.
"Normand, Mabel." Encyclopedia of Early Cinema, 2005, p483-483
UC users only

Koszarski, Richard
Laughter, Music and Tragedy at the New York Pathe Studio." Film History, Vol. 14, No. 1, Film/Music (2002), pp. 32-39
UC users only

Lahue, Kalton C.
Kops and custards : the legend of Keystone Films (a book) / by Kalton C. Lahue and Terry Brewer ; with a foreword by Kent D. Eastin. Imprint Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.
Pacific Film Archive PN1999.K4 L3 1967
Moffitt PN1999 .K4L3 c.11

Lahue, Kalton C.
Clown princes and court jesters, / by Kalton C. Lahue and Samuel Gill South Brunswick, A. S. Barnes [1970?
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 .L28 1970
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 .L28 1970

Lowe, Denise.
"Normand, Mabel (1894 Boston, MA-1930 Woodland Hills, CA)." Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films, 1895-1930, 2005, p406-410, 5p
UC users only

"Mabel Normand." In: Silent players : a biographical and autobiographical study of 100 silent film actors and actresses / Anthony Slide. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .S547 2002
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.2 .S547 2002

MacCann, Richard Dyer.
The silent comedians / Richard Dyer MacCann. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press ; Iowa City, Iowa : Image & Idea, 1993.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M23 1993
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 S53 1993

Maltin, Leonard.
The great movie comedians : from Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen / by Leonard Maltin. New York : Crown Publishers, c1978.
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.2 .M274 1978
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A2 M274 1978

McCaffrey, Donald W.
4 great comedians: Chaplin, Lloyd, Keaton, Langdon, by Donald W. McCaffrey. London, Zwemmer; New York, Barnes, 1968.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M3 1968
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 M3 1968

Neibaur, James L.
Arbuckle and Keaton : their 14 film collaborations / James L. Neibaur. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.A68 N45 2007

Neibaur, James L.
Movie comedians : the complete guide / by James L. Neibaur. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1986.
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.2 N45 1986

Oderman, Stuart
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle : a biography of the silent film comedian, 1887-1933 / by Stuart Oderman. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.A68 O33 1994

Okuda, Ted
The Columbia comedy shorts : two-reel Hollywood film comedies, 1933-1958 / by Ted Okuda with Edward Watz ; foreword by Emil Sitka ; introduction by Edward Bernds. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1986.
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 O48 1986 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 O48 1998

Parish, James Robert.
The slapstick queens. / editor, T. Allan Taylor. Research associates: John Robert Cocchi, Florence Solomon. South Brunswick, A.S. Barnes [1973]
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.2 P388 1973

Rapf, Joanna E.
"Do Nothing: Harry Langdon and the Performance of Absence." Film Quarterly, Fall2005, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p27-35, 9p
UC users only

Rheuban, Joyce.
Harry Langdon : the comedian as metteur-en-scène / Joyce Rheuban. Rutherford, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c1983.
NRLF (UCB) PN2287.L283 R5 1983

Schelly, William
Harry Langdon / by William Schelly. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1982.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 .L364967 1982

Stoloff, Sam
"Normalizing stars: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and the Hollywood consolidation." In: American silent film : discovering marginalized voices / edited by Gregg Bachman and Thomas J. Slater. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2002.
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.75 .A436 2002
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.75 .S59 2002

Thompson, Frank.
"Harry Langdon...the fourth genius?" Film Comment, May/Jun97, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p77, 3p

Urish, Ben.
"The Case for Harry Langdon: How and Way Frank Capra was Wrong." Journal of Popular Culture 2008 41(1): 141-157 17p. Historical Period: 1920's-54
UC users only

Ward, Richard Lewis
A history of the Hal Roach Studios / Richard Lewis Ward. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1999.H28 W37 2005
"This book focuses on an independent film company that found a niche market between 1914 and 1960. The Hal Roach Studios produced short comedies, independent features, featurettes, and weekly television series. Its forty-six-year survival on the fringe of the Hollywood filmmaking establishment makes it a unique subject of study. This history yields insights into its production and marketing strategies and the interconnected nature of the studio system during the 1920s through the 1940s and on into the 1950s, the early days of television. The company was responsible for the Our Gang and Laurel and Hardy series, Topper (1937), and Of Mice and Men (1940)"

Young, Robert
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle : a bio-bibliography / Robert Young, Jr. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.A68 Y68 1994
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.A7 Y68 1994

Mel Brooks

Adler, Bill.
Mel Brooks : the irreverent funnyman / Bill Adler, Jeffrey Feinman Chicago : Playboy Press, c1976
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.B695 .A63

Crick, Robert Alan
. The big screen comedies of Mel Brooks / Robert Alan Crick. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.B695 C75 2002
Contents via Google books

Gehring, Wes D. "Mel Brooks." In: "Parody as film genre: "never give a saga an even break"" / Wes D. Gehring ; foreword by Scott R. Olson. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Full-text online [UCB users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 G426 1999
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 G426 1999

Desser, David.
"Mel Brooks: "farts will be heard"." In: American Jewish filmmakers / David Desser and Lester D. Friedman. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .D47 2004

Gehring, Wes D.
"Mel Brooks." In: Parody as film genre : "never give a saga an even break" / Wes D. Gehring ; foreword by Scott R. Ols Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 G426 1999

McDonald, Paul
""They're Trying to Kill Me": Jewish American Humor and The War Against Pop Culture." Studies in Popular Culture; Apr2006, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p19-33, 15p

Nachman, Gerald.
"Bawdy and soul: Mel Brooks." In: Seriously funny : the rebel comedians of the 1950s and 1960s / Gerald Nachman.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2003.

Parish, James Robert.
It's good to be the king : the seriously funny life of Mel Brooks / James Robert Parish. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007.
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.B745 P37 2007
Contents via Google books

Stempel, Tom
"Mel Brooks." In: American screenwriters / edited by Robert E. Morsberger, Stephen O. Lesser, and Randall Clark. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1984.
Doe Reference PS129 .D5 v.26
Moffitt PS129 .D5 v.26

Yacowar, Maurice.
Method in madness : the comic art of Mel Brooks / Maurice Yacowar New York : St. Martin's Press, 1981
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.B695 .Y3

Ziv, Avner
"The Jew as Comic: Lenny Bruce, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen." In: Jewish humor / Avner Ziv, editor. Tel-Aviv : Papyrus, 1986.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN6231.J5 H82131 1986

Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)

Crick, Robert Alan.
The big screen comedies of Mel Brooks Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2002.
MAIN: PN2287.B695 C75 2002

Gehring, Wes D.
"Everyone's Going West." In: Parody as film genre "never give a saga an even break". Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
(Available online - UCB users only
MAIN: PN1995.9.C55 G426 1999; MOFF: PN1995.9.C55 G426 1999

Golden, Daniel.
"Blazing Saddles: Heading 'Em Off at the Cliché." Jump Cut, no. 3, pp. 3-4, Sept 1974
UC users only

Turner, Matthew R.
"Cowboys and Comedy: The Simultaneous Deconstruction and Reinforcement of Generic Conventions in the Western Parody." Film & History; Sep2003, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p48-54, 7p
UC users only

Winchell, Mark Royden.
"God, man, and Hollywood : politically incorrect cinema from "The birth of a nation" to "The Passion of the Christ"." Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2008.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008; PFA PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008

Yacowar, Maurice.
Method in madness : the comic art of Mel Brooks New York : St. Martin's Press, 1981
MAIN: PN2287.B695 .Y3

Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Stevens, Brad
"Mise en Scene: Dead and Loving It: Some Notes on Mel Brooks." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 2, pp. (no pagination), Jan 2000

The Producers

Baber, Katherine.
""The Jew who Buried Hitler": Music and Identity in Mel Brooks's The Producers." Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter, Spring2006, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p6-7, 2p
UC users only

Fermaglich, Kirsten.
"Mel Brooks' The Producers: Tracing American Jewish Culture Through Comedy, 1967-2007." American Studies, Winter2007, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p59-87, 29p
UC users only

Gubar, Susan.
"Racial Camp in The Producers and Bamboozled." Film Quarterly Dec 2006, Vol. 60, No. 2: 26-37.
UC users only

Moshin, Jamie.
"On the Big Screen, but Stuck in the Closet: What Mel Brooks' The Producers Says About Modern American Jewish Identity and Communicating the Holocaust." Journal of the Northwest Communication Association, Spring2006, Vol. 35, p22-45, 24p
UC users only

Sebesta, Judith. "
From Celluloid to Stage: The 'Movical,' 'The Producers', and the Postmodern." Theatre Annual, 2003, Vol. 56, p97-112, 16p

Symons, Alex.
"An Audience for Mel Brooks's the Producers: The Avant-garde of the Masses." Journal of Popular Film and Television Volume 34, Number 1 / Spring 2006
UC users only

Spaceballs

Bonnstetter, Beth E.
"Of Structures, Stories, and Spaceballs: Parody as Criticism of Genre Film and Myth." In: Sith, slayers, stargates & cyborgs : modern mythology in the new millennium / edited by David Whitt + John Perlich. New York : P. Lang, c2008. Main (Gardner) Stacks BL312 .P47 2008

Dunne, M.
"Mel Brooks and Woody Allen: purple memories of blazing spaceballs." In: Metapop : self-referentiality in contemporary American popular culture / Michael Dunne. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1992. Main (Gardner) Stacks E169.12 .D86 1992

Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)

Hess, Judith W.
"Young Frankenstein: Some Things Just Aren't Funny." Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, vol. 6, pp. 12, Mar 1975
UC users only

W.C. Fields

Cantor, Paul A.
"Being Claude Dukenfield: W. C. Fields and the American Dream." Perspectives on Political Science; Spring2002, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p71, 6p
UC users only

Curtis, James.
W.C. Fields : a biography New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2003.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.F45 C87 2003
PFA PN2287.F45 C87 2003

Deschner, Donald.
The films of W. C. Fields. Introd. / by Arthur Knight New York, Citadel Press [1966]
NRLF (UCB) PN2287.F45 .D4

Everson, William K.
The art of W.C. Fields New York : Bonanza Books, c1967
NRLF (UCB) PN2287.F45 .E9
PFA PN2287.F45 .E9

Fields, W. C.
Drat! Being the encapsulated view of life by W.C. Fields in his own words / edited by Richard J. Ano New York : New American Library, 1969.
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.F5 A5 1969

Fields, W. C.
Three films of W.C. Fields / introduction by Louise Brooks. London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1990.
Moffitt PN1997.A1 F45 1990 c.11

Fields, W. C.
W. C. Fields by himself; his intended autobiography. Commentary by Ronald J. Fields.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.F45 A3 1973

Galligan, Edward L.
"Never Give a Sucker or Yourself an Even Break." Midwest Quarterly; Winter85, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p225-237, 13p
UC users only

Gehring, Wes D.
W.C. Fields, a bio-bibliography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1984.
(NRLF (UCB) PN2287.F45 G43 1984
Moffitt PN2287.F45 G43 1984

Gehring, Wes D.
Groucho and W.C. Fields : Huckster comedians / Wes D. Gehring. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.M53 G44 1994
Moffitt PN2287.M53 G44 1994

Holmberg, Carl Bryan.
"W. C. Fields." In: Fools and jesters in literature, art, and history : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook / edited by Vicki K. Janik ; Emmanuel S. Nelson, advisory editor. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1583 .F66 1998

James, Clive.
"W. C. Fields." In: Cultural amnesia : necessary memories from history and the arts / Clive James. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.
Moffitt CB245 .J338 2007

Kaplan, P.W.
"W. C. Fields at 100." Film Comment v. 15 (March 1979) p. 57-9

Kaufman, J.B.
""It was always funny working with Fields": producing Sally of the sawdust and That Royle girl." Griffithiana XXI:62-63 (May 1998)

Louvish, Simon.
Man on the flying trapeze : the life and times of W.C. Fields / Simon Louvish. New York : W.W. Norton, 1997.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.F45 L68 1997

Prior, M.E.
"In search of the Grampian Hills with W. C. Fields." The American Scholar v. 48 (Winter 1978) p. 101-5

Schickel, Richard.
"Godfrey Daniel!"
In: Film on paper : the inner life of movies / Richard Schickel. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .S3494 2008

Taylor, Robert Lewis.
W. C. Fields, his follies and fortunes. [New York] New American Library [1967]
NRLF (UCB) PN2287.F45 .T3 1967
Moffitt PN2287.F45 .T3 1967

W. C. Fields in Never give a sucker an even break and Tillie and Gus. New York, Simon and Schuster [1973]
Moffitt PN1997.A1 W2
PFA PN1997.A1 W2

Laurel and Hardy

Barr, Charles.
Laurel & Hardy. Berkeley] University of California Press [1968, c1967]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.L285 B3 1968 c.2
NRLF (UCB) PN2287.L285 B3 1968
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.L285 B3 1968

Borde, Raymond.
Laurel et Hardy [par] Raymond Borde & Charles Perrin. Borde, Raymond. [Lyon, SERDOC, 1965]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993 .P7 no.38

Clayton, Alex.
"Body and Frame: Laurel and Hardy." In: The body in Hollywood slapstick / Alex Clayton. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 C58 2007

Everson, William K.
The complete films of Laurel & Hardy / by William K. Everson. New York : Carol Communications, c1967.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287 .L285b.E9 1967

Gehring, Wes D.
Laurel & Hardy : a bio-bibliography / Wes D. Gehring. New York : Greenwood Press, 1990.
Moffitt PN2287.L285 G4 1990 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.L285 G4 1990

Harness, Kyp
The art of Laurel and Hardy : graceful calamity in the films / Kyp Harness ; foreword by John V. Bre Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.L285 H37 2006

Louvish, Simon.
Stan and Ollie, the roots of comedy : the double life of Laurel and Hardy / Simon Louvish. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.L285 L68 2002

Nollen, Scott Allen.
The boys : the cinematic world of Laurel and Hardy / Scott Allen Nollen. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 1989.
Moffitt PN2287.L285 N65 1989 c.11

Sanders, Jonathan
Another fine dress: role-play in the films of Laurel and Hardy / Jonathan Sanders. London : Cassell, 1995.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.H23 S263 1995

Skretvedt, Randy.
Laurel and Hardy : the magic behind the movies / by Randy Skretvedt ; foreword by Steve Allen ; editor/research associate, Jordan R. Young. Beverly Hills, CA : Past Times Pub. Co., c1994.
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.L285 S53 1994
Moffitt PN2287.L285 S53 1987 c.11 (an earlier edition)

Harold Lloyd

Borde, Raymond.
Harold Lloyd. Lyon, Société d'études, recherches et documentation cinématographiques, 1968.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993 .P7 no.49

Cahn, William
Harold Lloyd's world of comedy. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce [1964]
Bancroft F860.L67C3 AVAILABLE
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.L52 .C3

Clayton, Alex.
"Body and Clothes: Harold Lloyd." In: The body in Hollywood slapstick / Alex Clayton. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 C58 2007

D'Agostino, Annette M.
Harold Lloyd : a bio-bibliography / Annette M. D'Agostino. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 B78 1994
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 B78 1994 c.2
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.L56 D34 1994

D'Agostino, Annette M.
The Harold Lloyd encyclopedia / Annette D'Agostino Lloyd. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.L5 D35 2004

Dale, Alan S.
"Junior: Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton." In: Comedy is a man in trouble : slapstick in American movies / Alan Dale. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000.
Full-text available online [UCB users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 D35 2000
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 D35 2000
Contents via Google books

Dardis, Tom.
Harold Lloyd : the man on the clock / Tom Dardis. New York : Viking Press, 1983.
Moffitt PN2287.L5 D37 1983 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.L5 D37 1983

"Harold Lloyd." In: Conversations with the great moviemakers of Hollywood's golden age at the American Film Institute / edited and with an introduction by George Stevens, Jr. New York : A. A. Knopf, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .A45 2006
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .A45 2006
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.2 .A45 2006

"Harold Lloyd." In: Silent players : a biographical and autobiographical study of 100 silent film actors and actresses / Anthony Slide. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .S547 2002
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.2 .S547 2002

McCaffrey, Donald W.
Three classic silent screen comedies starring Harold Lloyd / Donald W. McCaffrey. Rutherford : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c1976.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55.M331

Reilly, Adam.
Harold Lloyd : the king of daredevil comedy / Adam Reilly. New York : Macmillan Publishing Co., 1977.
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.L56 R4 1977
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.L5 R4

Schickel, Richard.
Harold Lloyd : the shape of laughter / Richard Schickel. Boston : New York Graphic Society, 1974.
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.L56 S3 1974
Moffitt PN2287.L5 .S3 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.L5 .S3

Mack Sennett and Keystone

Individual Comedians, Directors, Studios (for articles about Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, and other Keystone stars
Charlie Chaplin bibliography

Fleming, Alice Mulcahey
"Mack Sennett." In: The moviemakers / Alice Fleming New York : St. Martin's Press, 1973
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A2 .F538

Fowler, Gene
Father Goose, the story of Mack Sennett, by Gene Fowler. New York, Covici, Friede [c1934]
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.S45 F68 1934 LIB USE ONLY
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 S43 1934

Fussell, Betty
"The Films of Mabel Normand." Film History, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Nov. - Dec., 1988), pp. 373-391
UC users only

King, Rob
The fun factory : the Keystone Film Company and the emergence of mass culture / Rob King. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
Business & Economics PN1999.K4 K56 2009

King, Rob
"'Uproarious Inventions': The Keystone Film Company, modernity, and the art of the motor." Film History, 2007, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p271-291, 21p
UC users only

Lahue, Kalton C.
Kops and custards : the legend of Keystone Films (a book) / by Kalton C. Lahue and Terry Brewer ; with a foreword by Kent D. Eastin. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.
Pacific Film Archive PN1999.K4 L3 1967
Moffitt PN1999 .K4L3 c.11

Lahue, Kalton C.
Mack Sennett's Keystone: the man, the myth, and the comedies [by] Kalton C. Lahue. South Brunswick, A. S. Barnes [1971]
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.S45 L33 1971
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 S4341

Louvish, Simon.
Keystone, the life and clowns of Mack Sennett / by Simon Louvish. London : Faber and Faber, 2003.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.S43 L68 2003
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.S45 L68 2003

"Mack Sennett." In: Film makers on film making; statements on their art by thirty directors, / edited by Harry M. Geduld. Geduld, Harry M. Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1967]
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.P7 G4 1967
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P7 G4 c.2
Moffitt PN1995.9.P7 G4 c.14

Mast, Gerald
"Mack Sennett," In: The comic mind; comedy and the movies. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1973]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M38
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.C55 M395 1973

Rapf, Joanna.
"Both Sides of the Camera: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle's Evolution at Keystone." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Jul2009, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p339-352, 14p
UC users only

Renoir, Jean
"Mack Sennett." In: My life and my films / by Jean Renoir ; translated by Norman Denny. New York : Atheneum, 1974.
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.R44 A3 1974
Moffitt PN1998.A3 R45713 c.11
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 R457131

Sennett, Mack
King of comedy, by Mack Sennett, as told to Cameron Shipp. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1954.
Bancroft F867.M6 S4
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.S45 A3 1954
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.S45 A3 1954

Sherk, Warren M.
The films of Mack Sennett : credit documentation from the Mack Sennett collection at the Margaret Herrick Library / compiled and edited by Warren M. Sherk. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.S43 S54 1998
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.S45 S54 1998

National Cinemas and Comedy / Works in languages other than English

Barr, Charles.
Ealing Studios / Charles Barr. University of California Press, 1998.
Pacific Film Archive PN1999.E14 B3 1998
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1999.E3 B3 1998
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1999.E3 .B3 1979 [an earlier edition]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1999 .E3B3 [an earlier edition]

Brandlmeier, Thomas
"Early German Film Comedy, 1895-1917." In: A second life : German cinema's first decades / edited by Thomas Elsaesser, with Michael Wedel. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c1996.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G3 S42 1996
Moffitt PN1993.5.G3 S42 1996

I Comici del muto italiano
A cura di Paolo Cherchi Usai e Livio Iacob. Genova : Cineteca D.W. Griffith, 1985.
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.75 .C64 1985

Coury, David N.
" From Aesthetics to Commercialism: Narration and the New German Comedy." Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies Volume 33, Number 4 / 1997
UC users only

Cremonini, Giorgio.
Playtime : viaggio non organizzato nel cinema comico / Giorgio Cremonini. Torino : Lindau, c2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 C745 2000

Dacre, Richard
"Traditions of British comedy." In: The British cinema book / edited by Robert Murphy. London : British Film Institute, 1997.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 B66 1997

Dobrenko, Evgeny
"Soviet Comedy Film; or, The Carnival of Authority." Discourse 17:3 (1995:Spring) p.49

Ealing studios
Bergamo Film Meeting '88 ; a cura di Emanuela Martini. Bergamo : [s.n.], 1988 (CPZ)
Pacific Film Archive PN1999.E14 E14 1988

Gennari, Daniela Treveri.
"A Regional Charm: Italian Comedy versus Hollywood." October, Spring2009, Issue 128, p51-68, 18p
UC users only

Gyertyán, Ervin
"New Trends in Hungarian Film Comedy." New Hungarian Quarterly 2:1 (1961:Jan.) p.192

Halle, Randall.
"'Happy ends' to crises of heterosexual desire: Toward a social psychology of recent German comedies." Camera Obscura; NO. 44, 2000; pp. 1-39-39, 39p
UC users only

Horton, Andrew
"From Satire to Surrealism in Popular Yugoslav Film Comedy." East European Quarterly 20:1 (1986:Spring) p.91
UC users only

Komödiantinnen
[herausgegeben von Fabienne Liptay]. München : Edition Text + Kritik, [2006]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1590.W64 K66 2006

MacFadyen, David
The sad comedy of El?dar Riazanov : an introduction to Russia's most popular filmaker / David MacFadyen Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2003.
Full-text available online [UCB users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.R52 M32 2003

Mather, Nigel.
Tears of laughter : comedy-drama in 1990s British cinema / Nigel Mather. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 M384 2006

Meirelles, William Reis.
Paródia & chanchada : imagens do Brasil na cultura das classes populares / Willian [i.e. William] Reis Meirelles. Londrina : Eduel, 2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.B6 M45 2005

Pergolari, Andrea.
La fabbrica del riso : 32 sceneggiatori raccontano la storia del cinema italiano / Andrea Pergolari ; prefazione di Franco Verucci. Roma : Un mondo a parte, 2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I88 P47 2004

Poplovsky, Vitali
"Waiting for Comedy: A Glance at the Development of Soviet Film Laughter." New Orleans Review 17:1 (1990:Spring) p.88

Reich, Jacqueline
""Remember, it's a comedy": Mastroianni in the films of Federico Fellini." In: Beyond the Latin lover : Marcello Mastroianni, masculinity, and Italian cinema / Jacqueline Reich. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2688.M33 R45 2004

Sainati, Augusto
Il visto e il visibile : sul comico nel cinema / Augusto Sainati. Pisa : ETS, c2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 S24 2000

Saunders, Thomas J.
"Comedy as Redemption: American Slapstick in Weimar Culture." Journal of European Studies, Jan 1987; vol. 17: pp. 0253 - 277.
UC users only

Seesslen, Georg.
Klassiker der Filmkomik : Geschichte und Mythologie des komischen Films / Georg Seesslen ; mit einer Filmografie von Peter Horn und einer Bibliografie von Jürgen Berger.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 S373 1982

Simon, Jean Paul
Le filmique et le comique : essai sur le film comique / Jean Paul Simon. Paris : Éditions Albatros, 1978, c1979.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 .S5

Sutton, David (David R.)
A chorus of raspberries : British film comedy 1929-1939 / David Sutton. Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 S88 2000

Taylor, R.
"Cinema for the millions: Soviet socialist realism and the problem of film comedy." Journal of Contemporary History v. 18 (July 1983) p. 439-61
UC users only

Waldron, Darren.
"New Clothes for Temporary Transvestites? Sexuality, Cross-dressing and Passing in the Contemporary French Film Comedy." Modern & Contemporary France, Aug2006, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p347-361, 15p
UC users only



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