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Although Dorothy Gibson's name has largely been lost to time, she was one of the shining stars of the American film industry during the silent era. Gibson made a fateful voyage on the Titanic and barely managed to survive. She capitalized on her adventure in a successful movie titled Saved From the Titanic. However, another tragedy loomed in her future, when fate brought her to Germany at the advent of Hitler's rise to power. Click here for more »
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"It may not be true that 'the three most written-about subjects of all time are Jesus, the Civil War, and the Titanic,' as one historian has put it, but it's not much of an exaggeration," writes Daniel Mendelsohn in this week's New Yorker. "Since the early morning of April 15, 1912, when the great liner went to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, taking with it five grand pianos, eight thousand dinner forks, an automobile, a fifty-line telephone switchboard, twenty-nine boilers, a jeweled copy of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, and more than fifteen hundred lives, the writing hasn't stopped."
What follows is an epic and irresistibly readable survey of 100 years' worth of Titanic lore. The disaster immediately inspired a "glut" of poems, "more than a hundred songs," countless histories, novels and plays and, of course, innumerable films, both narrative and documentary:
A scant month after the sinking, a one-reel movie »
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