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Stanner E.V. Taylor

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Stanner E.V. Taylor
The Theater of Science vol. 29 - 1914
Born(1877-09-28)September 28, 1877
DiedNovember 23, 1948(1948-11-23) (aged 71)
Years active1908–1929
Spouse(s)Marion Leonard

Stanner E.V. Taylor (September 28, 1877 – November 23, 1948) was an American screenwriter and film director of the silent era. He wrote for 108 films between 1908 and 1929.

Biography

He was born on September 28, 1877 in St. Louis, Missouri and died on November 23, 1948 in Los Angeles, California.[1] He was married to Biograph Company actress Marion Leonard.[2] The worked together in Where the Breakers Roar (1908).[3]

Career

He wrote Native Americans and western films like Comata, the Sioux (1909),[4] The Kentuckian (1908),[5] A Mohawk's Way (1910),[6] The Mohican's Daughter (1910),[6] The Squaw's Love (1911),[7] and The Yaqui Cur (1913).[8]

He met D. W. Griffith when he first arrived at Biograph Company, when newspaperman Lee Doc Dougherty headed the story department and hired Griffith as chief scenarist.[9] He worked under the direction of Griffith in The Mended Lute (1909),[10] The Impalement (1910),[11] The Purgation (1910),[12] A Flash of Light (1910),[13] The Great Love (1918), The Greatest Thing in Life (1918), The Girl Who Stayed at Home (1919), Scarlet Days (1919), The Greatest Question (1919) and The Idol Dancer (1920).[14] They worked together in the screenplay for The Hun Within (1918).[15]

He worked with Mack Sennett in Over the Hills to the Poor House (1908),[16] In the Season of Buds (1910), A Midnight Cupid (1910) and An Arcadian Maid (1910).[17]

He directed an unknown film called The Terror, released on July 13, 1922.[18]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ Vazzana, Eugene Michael (2001). Silent Film Necrology. McFarland Publishing. p. 310. ISBN 9780786410590.
  2. ^ Mayer, David (2009). Stagestruck Filmmaker: D. W. Griffith and the American Theatre. University of Iowa Press. p. 129. ISBN 9781587298400.
  3. ^ Brown, Kelly R. (September 18, 2014). Florence Lawrence, the Biograph Girl: America's First Movie Star. McFarland Publishing. p. 161. ISBN 9781476613178.
  4. ^ Hilger 2015, p. 137.
  5. ^ Hilger 2015, p. 203.
  6. ^ a b Hilger 2015, p. 231.
  7. ^ Hilger 2015, p. 298.
  8. ^ Hilger 2015, p. 342.
  9. ^ Stokes, Melvyn (January 15, 2008). D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation: A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time. Oxford University Press. p. 86. ISBN 9780199887514.
  10. ^ Prats, A. J.; Jose, Amando (2002). Invisible Natives: Myth and Identity in the American Western. Cornell University Press. p. 293. ISBN 9780801487545.
  11. ^ Graham 1985, p. 81.
  12. ^ Graham 1985, p. 84.
  13. ^ Graham 1985, p. 85.
  14. ^ Lang, Robert; Griffith, David Wark (1994). Griffith, Dennison W. (ed.). The Birth of a Nation: D.W. Griffith, Director. Rutgers University Press. p. 303. ISBN 9780813520278.
  15. ^ Usai, Paolo Cherchi; Bowser, Eileen (2007). The Griffith project: Selected writings of D. W. Griffith. Indexes and corrections to volumes 1-10. British Film Institute. p. 266. ISBN 9781844572328.
  16. ^ Walker 2013, p. 251.
  17. ^ Walker 2013, p. 257.
  18. ^ Library of Congress (1923). Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Pamphlets, leaflets, contributions to newspapers or periodicals, etc.; lectures, sermons, addresses for oral delivery; dramatic compositions; maps; motion pictures. Part 1, group 2. 19. U.S. Government Printing Office.

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