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Rex IngramVisionary Director of the Silent Screen$
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Ruth Barton

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147093

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147093.001.0001

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The Magician of the Riviera

The Magician of the Riviera

(p.159) 9 The Magician of the Riviera
Rex Ingram

Ruth Barton

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter further develops the account of Ingram’s lifestyle in Nice and the celebrities who visited him at the Victorine studios. It describes the making of the horror movie The Magician (1926) and The Garden of Allah (1927) and charts Ingram’s increasing interest in Islam. It notes Louis B. Mayer’s and Ingram’s relentless hostility and Mayer’s accusations that Ingram was making “travelogues.”

Keywords:   Nice, horror movie, Islam, travelogue, Louis B. Mayer

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