Publication of Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema by Barbara Tepa Lupack

Silent Serial Sensations

WSM is thrilled to announce the April 15, 2020 publication of Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema by Barbara Tepa Lupack.

Cornell University Press is releasing this first book-length study of pioneering and prolific filmmakers Theodore and Leopold Wharton, whose motion picture studio — Wharton, Inc. — in Ithaca, NY, was behind some of the most influential and profitable productions of the silent era. That studio building still stands today and wSM is working to develop into a museum, park center, and cafe.  Author and historian Barbara Lupack has been a NYS Public Scholar,a Senior Fellow at the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, a Professor of English at St. John’s University, and is the author of more than 26 books on American film, literature, and culture.

A book launch party for Silent Serial Sensations, scheduled for May 9th, 2020 has been postponed due to the current health crisis. Stay tuned for re-scheduling details.

Silent Serial Sensations will soon be available at Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, NY, and is currently available for purchase online.

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