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Blanche Sewell
Blanche Sewell entered the ranks of negative cutters shortly after graduating from Inglewood High School in 1918.

Blanche Sewell

Lived:
October 27, 1898 - February 2, 1949
Worked as:
editor, film cutter
Worked In:
United States
by Kristen Hatch

Blanche Sewell entered the ranks of negative cutters shortly after graduating from Inglewood High School in 1918. She assisted cutter Viola Lawrence on Man, Woman, Marriage (1921) and became a cutter in her own right at MGM in the early 1920s. She remained an editor there until her death in 1949.

Film set, with father and baby, The Single Standard Josephine Lovette (w). PC

Film set The Single Standard Josephine Lovett (w) Blanche Sewell (e). PC

Blanche Sewell

Blanche Sewell (e). PCRB

See alsoHettie Grey BakerAnne BauchensMargaret BoothWinifred DunnKatherine HillikerViola LawrenceJane LoringIrene MorraRose Smith


Selected Bibliography

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Filmography

A. Archival Filmography: Extant Film Titles:

1. Blanche Sewell as Editor

After Midnight. Dir. Monta Bell, sc.: Lorna Moon, ed.: Blanche Sewell (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. US 1927) cas.: Norma Shearer, Gwen Lee, si., b&w. Archive: FRC.

Man, Woman, and Sin. Dir. Monta Bell, sc.: Alice D. G. Miller, Monta Bell, ed.: Blanche Sewell (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. US 1927) cas.: John Gilbert, Jeanne Eagels, Gladys Brockwell, si., b&w. Archive: USR.

Tell It to the Marines. Dir.: George Hill, sc.: E. Richard Schayer, ed.: Blanche Sewell (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. US 1927) cas.: Lon Chaney, William Haines, si, b&w, 35mm. Archive: USR, USL.

The Cossacks. Dir.: George Hill, adp.: Frances Marion, ed.: Blanche Sewell (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. US 1928) cas.: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, si, b&w. Archive: USR.

The Flying Fleet. Dir.: George Hill, sc.: Richard Schayer, Frank Wead, ed.: Blanche Sewell (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. US 1929) cas.: Ramón Novarro, Ralph Graves, si&so, b&w. Archive: RUR.

The Single Standard. Dir. John S. Robertson, sc.: Josephine Lovett, story: Adela Rogers St. Johns, ed.: Blanche Sewell (Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer Pictures US 1929) cas.: Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Johnny Mack Brown, si., b&w. Archive: USR, BEB.

Not So Dumb. Dir.: King Vidor, sc.: Wanda Tuchock, Marc Connelly, George S. Kaufman, ed.: Blanche Sewell (Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer Pictures US 1930) cas.: Marion Davies, Elliott Nugent, si&so, b&w. Archive: BEB.

B. Filmography: Not Extant Titles:

1. Blanche Sewell as Editor

The Sporting Venus, 1925; The Boy Friend, 1926; Frisco Sally Levy, 1927; The Trial of Mary Dugan, 1929; Tide of Empire, 1929; Children of Pleasure, 1930.

Citation

Hatch, Kristen. "Blanche Sewell." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web.   September 27, 2013.   <https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/blanche-sewell-2/>

Related

Below are lists of other pioneers that are related to Blanche Sewell by occupation or geography.

Occupation: editors


Occupation: film cutters


Place: United States