1930's Film Resources

Electronic

The Greatest Films

Picked as one of Roger Eberts "Five Most Dazzling Film Sites," this site features extensive plot summaries--with dialogue--of many films. Also on the site: the greatest performances not to win oscars, star-defining roles and numerous images.
Modern Times
This umbrella site houses features on areas such as Classic Films, B-Films, Black Americans in Film and Screwball Comedy, as well as on individual artists. Beautiful images and elegant presentation distinguish this site, also a Roger Ebert pick.
Silent Movies
This site features a new silent star each month and archives past articles and provides lists of links and resources.
The Silents Majority
A monthly online E-journal, this site also contains indices of silent stars and those "behind the scenes" and provides a profile, a filmography, photographs and related links for each artist.

 

Print

Ann Lloyd, Editor. Movies of the Thirties.
London: Orbis, 1983.

Robert Sklar. Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies.
New York: Vintage, 1975.

Jerry Vermilye. The Films of the Thirties.
New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1982.

Jerry Vermilye. More Films of the Thirties.
New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1989.