Charles Musser

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Charles Musser (born 16 January 1951) is Professor of Film and American Studies at Yale University. He is a film historian and documentary film maker who has "added a great deal to our knowledge of early cinema with his writings and his filmmaking."[1]

He won several awards for his book The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907, including the Theatre Library Association Award.[2] His research has focused on such topics as Edwin S. Porter, Oscar Micheaux, and the Edison Studios, and his films include An American Potter and Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter.[3]


  1. ^ Gomery, Douglas (Summer 1983). "Historical Method and Data Acquisition". Cinema Journal 22 (4): 58. doi:10.2307/1224954. 
  2. ^ "Theatre Library Association Award - Winners". TLA. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Charles Musser". Yale Film Studies Faculty. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 

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