The book Hollywood Speaks is an excellent source. The filmography provides a comprehensive list of Deaf Hollywood films from the silent era to the 1988. The Deaf Stacks are located on the first floor of the Library, if you need help ask at the Library Service Desk.
Hollywood Speaks: Deafness and the Film Entertainment Industry (GA: UNIV DEAF Stacks 791.4363527 S3h, 1988)
Deaf films produced from 1930 until 1989 can be best researched using databases that include articles going back many years, such as:
(if you are off campus, you will have to log on).
- Washington Post - Historical (1877-2000) (ProQuest)
(1877-1994) Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Access restricted to Gallaudet students, faculty, and staff.
- Gallaudet University Library Guide to Deaf Biographies
Created by Gallaudet Library, this guide contains well-known deaf and hard-of-hearing people, but a few hearing people who have been important to or influential on the deaf are included also. Unless specfically identified otherwise, a subject may be assumed to be deaf.
NOTE: This guide is not comprehensive. Additional people and information about the people found in the guide can be found in various locations.
Last updated April 2007
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