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Biography (print)

Scott Simmon. The Films of D.W. Griffith. Cambridge University Press, 1993. ISBN 0521381282

Robert Edgar Long. David Wark Griffith: A Brief Sketch of His Career. 1920.

William M. Drew. D.W. Griffith's "Intolerance". Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1986.

Iris Barry, Eileen Bowser. D.W. Griffith. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1965.

D.W. Griffith (edited and annotated by James Hart, foreword by Frank Capra). The Man Who Invented Hollywood/The Autobiography of D.W. Griffith: A Memoir and Some Notes (edited and annotated by James Hart including the unfinished autobiography of the film maker). Louisville, KY: Touchstone, 1972. ISBN 0879630019

Homer Croy. Star Maker: The Story of D.W. Griffith. Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1959.

Harry M. Geduld. Focus on D.W. Griffith. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1971.

Karl Brown. Adventures with D.W. Griffith. Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1973.

Kemp R. Niver. D.W. Griffith: His Biograph Films in Perspective. Historical Films, 1974.

Kemp R. Niver. D.W. Griffith's "The Battle at Elderbush Gulch". Historical Films, 1972.

Paul O'Dell. Griffith and the Rise of Hollywod. A.S. Barnes, 1970.

Cooper C. Graham. D.W. Griffith at Biograph. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1985.

Linda Arvidson. When the Movies Were Young (reissue of the 1925 edition). Manchester, NH: Ayer Co., ISBN ISBN 0405091192

Martin T. Williams. Griffith: First Artist of the Movies. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. ISBN 0195026853

Robert M. Henderson. D.W. Griffith: His Life and Work. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Richard Schickel. D.W. Griffith: An American Life. 1984.,

Tom Gunning. D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film: The Early Years at Biograph. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1991.

Robert M. Henderson. D.W. Griffith: The Years at Biograph. New York: Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1970.

Lillian Gish, with Ann Pinchot. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1969.

Edward Wagenknecht, Anthony Slide. The Films of D.W. Griffith. 1975.

John L. Fell, ed.. Film Before Griffith. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1983.

Roberta E. Pearson. Eloquent Gestures: The Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992.

A. Nicholas Vardac. Stage to Screen; Theatrical Method From Garrick to Griffith. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1949.

Stan Brakhage. The Brakhage Lectures: Georges Melies, David Wark Griffith, Carl Theodore Dreyer, Sergei Eisenstein. Chicago, IL: GoodLion, 1972.

Joyce E. Jesionowski. Thinking in Picture: Dramatic Structure in D.W. Griffith's Biograph Films. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1987.

D.W. Griffith Papers, 1897-1954: A Guide to the Microfilm Edition. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1982.

Carlos Clarens. Crime Movies: From Grtiffith to The Godfather and Beyond. New York: Farrar Strauss, 1980.

Giulia Carlucco. Verso il primo piano : attrazioni e racconto nel cinema americano, 1908-1909 : il caso Griffith-Biograph. Bologna, Italy: Clue-B, 1999.

Michael Allen. Family Secrets: The Feature Films of D.W. Griffith. London, England: British Film Institute, 1999.


Biographical movies
Good morning Babilonia (1987)

"American Masters: D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (#7.3)" (1993)

D.W. Griffith and Lillian Gish (2001) (TV)

Portrayed in
Good morning Babilonia (1987)

And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003) (TV)

Article
Griffithiana (Italy)October 1997, Iss. 60/61, pg. 51-75, by: Yuri Tsivian, "Homeless Images; D.W. Griffith in the Eye of Soviet Filmmakers"
Griffithiana (Italy)October 1997, Iss. 60/61, pg. 5-15, by: Russell Merritt, "Griffith Biographs for the 1990s"
Rewind (USA)June 1993, pg. 41, by: George Stewart, "D.W. Griffith"
Film Quarterly (USA)September 1974, Vol. XXVIII, Iss. 1, pg. 39 - 49, by: William Cadbury, "Theme, Felt Life, and the Last Minute Rescue in Griffith after 'Intolence.'"
Adam Film World (USA)August 1974, Vol. 4, Iss. 12, pg. 42-43+82, by: S.R. Richardson, "D.W. Griffith: And the Birth of an Art Form"
Modern Man (USA)November 1963, Vol. XIII, Iss. 5-148, pg. 4-7, 56-57, by: J. L. Beardsley, "D. W. Griffith - The Magician of the Movies"
Variety (USA)28 July 1948, pg. 97:1, "D.W. Griffith, Film Pioneer, Dead at 73"
The London Times (UK)24 July 1948, pg. 6:5, "D.W. Griffith"
New York Times (USA)24 July 1948, pg. 15:1, "David W. Griffith, Film Pioneer, Dies; Producer of 'Birth of Nation,' 'Intolerance' and 'America'; Made Nearly 500 Pictures; Set Screen Standards; Co-Founder of United Artists Gave Mary Pickford and Fairbanks Their Starts"
Motion Picture Classic (USA)November 1927, pg. 21, 72, by: B.F. Wilson, "He Made 'Em What They Are Today and They're Not Satisfied"
Moving Picture World (USA)24 September 1927, pg. 232, "His Best Pictures Were the Least Expensive, Says 'D.W.'"
Moving Picture World (USA)10 September 1927, pg. 89, "'D.W.' Rents Home"
Moving Picture World (USA)10 September 1927, pg. 81, "Harvard Asks Griffith Film"
Motion Picture Classic (USA)June 1927, pg. 59, 85, by: Harold R. Hall, "Biograph, The Magic Name of the Movies"
Moving Picture World (USA)28 May 1927, pg. 254, "Griffith on Coast"
Moving Picture World (USA)7 May 1927, pg. 17, "Rumor Griffith to Work Abroad Another Bubble"
Moving Picture World (USA)2 May 1927, pg. 781, "Griffith Visits Trial for Picture 'Copy'"
Moving Picture World (USA)23 April 1927, pg. 703, "D.W. Griffith Returns to U.A.; No M-G-M Merger, Says Schenck"
Moving Picture World (USA)26 March 1927, pg. 408, ill, by: D.W. Griffith, "The Greatest Theatrical Force"
Moving Picture World (USA)25 December 1926, pg. 562, ill, by: Charles Hastings, "Griffith Returning to United Artists, to Attempt Stock"
Moving Picture World (USA)18 December 1926, pg. 1, 2, by: Tom Waller, "Griffith May Sign with United Artists; Also Considers Pathé=Keith-Albee Offer"
Moving Picture World (USA)20 November 1926, pg. 2, "Griffith with 'U'?"
Moving Picture World (USA)13 November 1926, pg. 1, "D.W. Griffith Reported to Have British Offer"
Moving Picture World (USA)25 September 1926, pg. 239, ill, "Griffith Assigned to Diret Richard Dix in 'White Slave'"
Moving Picture World (USA)3 April 1926, pg. 344, "'Untrue and Absurd' Is Griffith's Denial of Rumors"
Moving Picture World (USA)3 April 1926, pg. 341, "'An American Tragedy' on Paramount Program"
Moving Picture World (USA)26 December 1925, pg. 764, "Griffith to Produce 'Sorrows of Satan'"
Motion Picture Classic (USA)November 1925, pg. 20-21, 80, by: Harry Carr, "The Status of the Directors; The Men with the Megaphone"
Motion Picture Classic (USA)October 1925, pg. 30-31, 70, 77, by: Sara Redway, "The Man Who Kept Nothing for Himself; Why D.W. Griffith Is Struggling to Pay His Debts"
Motion Picture Classic (USA)October 1925, pg. 24-25, 66, 68, by: Tamar Lane, "Famous Failures; The Great Screen Flops"
Motion Picture Classic (USA)September 1925, pg. 18-19, 80, 81, by: Tamar Lane, "The Famous Film Plays and What They Earned; Inside Facts on the Millions Paid for the Screen Hits"
New York Times (USA)16 November 1924, pg. H4:1, "American Movies Depend Less of Plot, More of Life"
Moving Picture World (USA)1 November 1924, pg. 63, "Griffith Explains"
Moving Picture World (USA)11 October 1924, pg. 494, "Griffith Makes Denial"
Moving Picture World (USA)26 July 1924, pg. 254, "Griffith with F,P.-L"
Moving Picture World (USA)12 July 1924, pg. 98, "Griffith to Europe"
Moving Picture World (USA)5 April 1924, pg. 470, "D.W. Griffith to Italy"
Moving Picture World (USA)24 November 1923, pg. 412, "Griffith Meets the President"
Moving Picture World (USA)21 April 1923, pg. 809, by: W.S. Bush, "Griffith Reported Planning to Make Film in Italy"
Moving Picture World (USA)17 March 1923, pg. 311, "May Lease His Studio"
Classic (USA)March 1923, pg. 23, 83, by: Stanton Leeds, "We Call Your Attention to--David Wark Griffith"
Moving Picture World (USA)17 February 1923, pg. 653, "Griffith Goes on Tour"
Moving Picture World (USA)14 January 1922, pg. 168, by: Arthur James, "Mr. Griffith Rises to a Dizzy Height"
Movie Weekly (USA)7 January 1922, pg. 11, "An Intimate Closeup of D.W. Griffith; 'The Shakespeare of the Motion Pictures'"
Moving Picture World (USA)31 December 1921, pg. 1069, "Griffith Changes Name of 'The Two Orphans'"
Moving Picture World (USA)26 November 1921, pg. 399, by: E. Weitzel, "D.W. Griffith's Screen Version of 'Two Orphans' Would Fill Author with Amazement and Awe"
Moving Picture World (USA)13 August 1921, pg. 712, "'Way Down East' Will Be Handled by United Artists, Says Griffith"
Moving Picture World (USA)9 April 1921, pg. 594, "D.W. Griffith Is Honored by Friars; Dinner at Hotel Astor Largely Attended"
Moving Picture World (USA)12 March 1921, pg. 129-30, "Censorship Is Defeated in Washington; Griffith Shines at Tempestuous Hearing"
Moving Picture World (USA)29 January 1921, pg. 532, "D.W. Griffith to Erect and Operate a Picture Theatre in Philadelphia"
Moving Picture World (USA)15 January 1921, pg. 289, "Receiver Appointed for Work Company on Application of the D.W. Griffith Corporation"
Moving Picture World (USA)8 January 1921, pg. 168, "Griffith to Omit Scenes of Inhumanity in Next"
Moving Picture World (USA)4 December 1920, pg. 636, "A Griffith Announcement"
Moving Picture World (USA)30 October 1920, pg. 1283, "Griffith Does Not Believe There Is Slump Coming in Theatrical Field"
Moving Picture World (USA)23 October 1920, pg. 1079, "D.W. Griffith to Send on Tour Within Six Weeks Twenty 'Way Down East' Companies"
Moving Picture World (USA)24 July 1920, pg. 428, "Insuring of Griffith's Life Set a Precedent, Says Paper"
Moving Picture World (USA)5 June 1920, pg. 1319, "Griffith Would Cull Stars from University of Chicago"
Moving Picture World (USA)17 April 1920, pg. 474, "How D.W. Griffith's New Invention for Color Effects in Projection Operates"
Moving Picture World (USA)17 April 1920, pg. 388, "D.W. Griffith Patents Apparatus for Picture Projection with Color Effects"
Moving Picture World (USA)10 April 1920, pg. 273, "D.W. Griffith Is Injured Warning Workman of Peril"
Moving Picture World (USA)3 April 1920, pg. 47, "Short Subjects and Long"
Moving Picture World (USA)21 February 1920, pg. 1198, "Griffith's Speech Deals Death Blow to Censorship Movement in Virginia"
Moving Picture World (USA)7 February 1920, pg. 935, "Griffith Pays Brady $175,000 for Picture Rights to 'Way Down East'"
Moving Picture World (USA)24 January 1920, pg. 602, "Griffith Warns of Films Issued as Made by Him"
Moving Picture World (USA)10 January 1920, pg. 223, "Griffith's Trip to Nassau Checked by Hector Fuller to Refute 'Fake'"
Moving Picture World (USA)27 December 1919, pg. 1111,12, "Moving Picture World Scorees a Beat Over Competitors on Griffith Story"
Moving Picture World (USA)20 September 1919, pg. 1800, "Griffith Points Out Need of Tragedy on the Screen; Likes San Francisco"
Moving Picture World (USA)20 September 1919, pg. 1771, "Griffith Forces Purchase New York Studio Site"
Moving Picture World (USA)30 August 1919, pg. 1329, "Griffith's New York Season at Cohan's Theatre Ends"
Moving Picture World (USA)21 June 1919, pg. 1757-58, ill, by: Edward Weitzel, "Griffith Converts the Critics"
Moving Picture World (USA)24 May 1919, pg. 1158, "Griffith Opens His Repertory Season"
Moving Picture World (USA)10 May 1919, pg. 800, "Griffith Coming to New York for Spring Show Season"
Moving Picture World (USA)29 March 1919, pg. 1792, "Griffith Seeks Law to Punish Film Plagiarists"
Moving Picture World (USA)15 February 1919, pg. 881, "Griffith to Make First Nationals"
Moving Picture World (USA)15 February 1919, pg. 874, "To Hold Griffith Repertory on Broadway in the Spring"
Moving Picture World (USA)8 February 1919, pg. 731, "Griffith Has Not Signed with Circuit, Says Tally"
Moving Picture World (USA)1 February 1919, pg. 619, "Star Combination Was Unexpected"
Moving Picture World (USA)25 January 1919, pg. 455, "United Artists Association Formed"
Moving Picture World (USA)7 September 1918, pg. 1399, "Griffith Films Congress in Session"
Moving Picture World (USA)17 August 1918, pg. 977, by: Louis Reeves Harrison, "Comedies of Married Life"
Moving Picture World (USA)20 July 1918, pg. 384, ill, "A Message from Griffith"
Moving Picture World (USA)6 July 1918, pg. 85, "Griffith Talks on the Making of 'The Great Love'"
Moving Picture World (USA)9 March 1918, pg. 1342-43, by: E. Weitzel, "The Showmanship of D.W. Griffith"
Moving Picture World (USA)24 November 1917, pg. 1179, "Griffith Arrives in Los Angeles"
Moving Picture World (USA)3 November 1917, pg. 680-81, ill, "Griffith Returns"
Moving Picture World (USA)20 October 1917, pg. 391, "Griffith in France"
Moving Picture World (USA)22 September 1917, pg. 1829, "Griffith Returning"
Moving Picture World (USA)15 September 1917, pg. 1678, "D.W. Griffith Champions England's Natural Light"
Moving Picture World (USA)2 June 1917, pg. 1420, "Griffith to Aid Liberty Loan"
Moving Picture World (USA)26 May 1917, pg. 1289, "Griffith's Return Expected"
Moving Picture World (USA)26 May 1917, pg. 1270, "Griffith in London"
Moving Picture World (USA)21 April 1917, pg. 433, "Griffith to Start Production in May"
Moving Picture World (USA)14 April 1917, pg. 266, "Griffith Reaches England"
Moving Picture World (USA)31 March 1917, pg. 2087, "Griffith Leaves Fin Arts"
Moving Picture World (USA)31 March 1917, pg. 2074, ill, "Griffith to Contribute to Artcraft"
Moving Picture World (USA)17 February 1917, pg. 1018, "Griffith a Busy Man"
Photoplay Magazine (USA)February 1917, pg. 86, by: Cal York, "Plays and Players [disintegration of Griffith players]"
Moving Picture World (USA)27 January 1917, pg. 536, "Griffith Plans to Clean the Screen"
Moving Picture World (USA)23 December 1916, pg. 1787, "Griffith Bids Mae Marsh Godspeed"
Moving Picture World (USA)30 September 1916, pg. 2084, by: Edward Weitzel, "The Making of a Masterpiece"
Moving Picture World (USA)20 May 1916, pg. 1320, by: Epes Winthrop Sargent, "Griffith, His Book (The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America)"
Moving Picture World (USA)25 December 1915, pg. 2344, "D.W. Griffith's Flying Trip"
New York Dramatic Mirror (USA)18 December 1915, pg. 23:3, by: C.W. Griffith, "Death of Mother Griffith"
Moving Picture World (USA)18 December 1915, pg. 2184, "Mother of D.W. Griffith Is Dead"
Moving Picture World (USA)9 October 1915, pg. 260, "Griffith First Producer in Trade Board"
Moving Picture World (USA)2 October 1915, pg. 54-55, by: W. Stephen Bush, "Schools of Motion Picture Art"
New York Dramatic Mirror (USA)29 September 1915, pg. 30:1, "Triangle Debut Brilliant Success; Trio of Strong Offerings from Griffith, Ince and Sennett Studios Receive Enthusiastic Reception--Many Notables at Initial Performance"
Moving Picture World (USA)31 July 1915, pg. 790-04, 819-20, "San Francisco Convention"
Moving Picture World (USA)17 July 1915, pg. 465, "Berst vs. Griffith"
Moving Picture World (USA)10 July 1915, pg. 256, ill, by: Frank E. Woods, "D.W. Griffith"
New York Dramatic Mirror (USA)19 May 1915, pg. 24:1, by: W.E. Wing, "Along the Pacific Coast [to film 'The Holy Grail' after 'The Clansman]"
Moving Picture World (USA)13 March 1915, pg. 1587, ill, "Griffith Film Scores"
New York Dramatic Mirror (USA)10 March 1915, pg. 28:1, by: W., "'The Birth of a Nation' Summit of Picture Art; Griffith Blends Spectacle, History and Drama with Hand of a Master in His Latest Screen Production"
Moving Picture World (USA)20 February 1915, pg. 1121, "Griffith Engages Theater"
McClure's Magazine (USA)September 1914, pg. 109-16, by: Edward Mott Woolley, "The $100,000 Salary Man of the Movies; The Story of D.W. Griffith"
Moving Picture World (USA)11 July 1914, pg. 184, ill, "D.W. Griffith Motion Picture Director"
New York Dramatic Mirror (USA)1 July 1914, pg. 21:3, "Editorials in Films; 'Semi-Educationals' as Seen by David W. Griffith and Ned Finley"
New York Dramatic Mirror (USA)17 June 1914, pg. 31:1, "Talk Along the Coast... Griffith Production of 'The Clansman'"
New York Dramatic Mirror (USA)8 April 1914, pg. 36:2, by: W.E. Wing, "Out on the Coast"
Moving Picture World (USA)28 February 1914, pg. 1096, "Griffith on the Job"
New York Dramatic Mirror (USA)14 January 1914, pg. 49, 54, by: Robert E. Welsh, "David W. Griffith Speaks; Among Other Things He Discusses the Director's Lot, the Development of Picture Players and Throws New Light on the Question of the Stage Versus the Drama"
Moving Picture World (USA)27 December 1913, pg. 1556, "Actresses Must Be Young"
Moving Picture World (USA)22 November 1913, pg. 847-48, ill, by: Louis Reeves Harrison, "D.W. Griffith"
Moving Picture World (USA)8 November 1913, pg. 591, "D.W. Griffith with Mutual"
Moving Picture World (USA)11 October 1913, pg. 159, "Lawrence Griffith Out of Biograph"
Moving Picture World (USA)24 February 1912, pg. 657, by: Louis Reeves Harrison, "Studio Saunterings"


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