D.W. Griffith the years at Biograph by Robert M. Henderson

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .

Written in English

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  • Griffith, D. W. -- 1875-1948.,
  • Biograph Company.

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LC ClassificationsPN1998 A3 G75
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Pagination250p.
Number of Pages250
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Open LibraryOL18580861M

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Griffith. AKA David Llewelyn Wark Griffith. The Birth of a Nation. Birthplace: LaGrange, KY Location of death: Hollywood, CA Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage.

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