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Both existing (Extant) and titles believed to be lost (Not Extant), by chronological year, listed separately as A. and B.
Sources for Credits: Start with IMDb, but confirm all titles with AFI (American Film Institute) and FIAF databases: FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals & Treasures From Film Archives (accessed through ProQuest). Please note that while FIAF resources contain credits & silent-era film (extant copy) holdings of world film archives, AFI may have more complete cast. More information on the FIAF databases can be found here.
Credit Standards: FIAF (Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film):
The New York Hat. Dir.: D.W. Griffith, sc.: Anita Loos (Biograph Co. US 1912) cas.: Mary Pickford, Claire McDowell, Mae Marsh, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Jack Pickford, si, b&w, 16 & 35mm. Archive: CAQ, BRR, SES, USR, ILA, USW, USM, USD, CAO, GBB, USL, USB, FRL.
FIAF Credit Abbreviations:
Dir.: director (Capitalize first letter in credits—usually the director)
sc.: screenwriter, scenario, or writer
sc./adp.: screenwriter; adaptation
aut.: author, silent cinema usage is broad
dir./sc.: director/screenwriter, scenario, or writer
prod./dir.: producer and director
exec. prod.: executive producer
co-prod/prod mgr: co-producer and production manager
cam.: camera operator
ard.: art director
td.: title designer
cas.: cast member (List only woman film pioneers and any others of historic significance)
si: silent (no period)
si/sd: silent and sound versions
b&w: black and white (no period)
Credit Discrepancies: Bracket “Note” and your commentary in a paragraph after the credits:
Mabel’s Strange Predicament. Dir: Henry Lehrman and Mack Sennett (Keystone US 1914) cas.: Mabel Normand, Charlie Chapin, si, b&w, 16mm. Archive: ITG, GBB, DKK, ESM, ARF [Note: Directed by Normand, but also credited to Henry “Pathe” Lehrman and Mack Sennett]
Long note on credit discrepancies may be placed after all credits in Credit Report (see below) at end of Filmography (after sections C, D & E).
Space for commentary on silent era film credit discrepancies. Placed at end of Filmographies, author’s explanation of sources used for credits, speculation about discrepancies and commentary on published claims.
Credit Report: Numerous online sources claim Eve Unsell wrote scenarios for The Million (1914), Mrs. Black is Back (1914), The Morals of Marcus (1915), and Twice Born Woman (1921), however, her participation cannot be confirmed in either Spehr, 1996, or the AFI catalogs. The Parasite (1925), is listed in some sources as being directed by Louis Gasnier and other sources by B.P. Schulberg. It is most likely that Schulberg produced and Gasnier directed.
Credit Report: The Valda Valkyrien filmography is based on the standard sources as well as Wollstein’s Classic Images. It is believed that she appeared in additional films in Denmark, but her involvement has not been confirmed.
Credit Report: The Hettie Gray Baker filmography is incomplete as she was rarely credited onscreen for her work. This filmography is based largely on references to Baker’s work, made both by Baker and by others, as well as by combing through existing filmographies. The positions she often held—such as title editor and production editor—defy current classifications for writing and editing.