Contents 1 Biography 2 Partial filmography 2.1 Actor 2.2 Director 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Born at Trivigno, in the province of Potenza,[3] Vignola left Italy with his family at the age of 3 and was raised in upstate New York. He made his acting debut at 19 performing in "Romeo and Juliet", with Eleanor Robson Belmont and Kyrle Bellew.[4] He began his film career as an actor in 1906 with the short film The Black Hand, directed by Wallace McCutcheon and produced by Biograph Company, generally considered the film that launched the mafia genre. In 1907 he joined Kalem Studios, for which he made numerous movies. One of Vignola's most notable film roles was as Judas Iscariot in From the Manger to the Cross (1912), directed by Sidney Olcott, one of the most successful films of the period. Vignola directed 87 films, most notably The Vampire (1913), sometimes cited as the first "vamp" movie,[5] and Seventeen (1916), where Rudolph Valentino did an uncredited cameo. He had a long association directing the early movies of Pauline Frederick such as Audrey (1916) and Double Crossed (1917). His biggest success was the big-budget epic When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922), starring Marion Davies, which achieved critical and commercial acclaim. Other films include Déclassée (1925), with the uncredited appearance of the then unknown Clark Gable; Broken Dreams (1933), which received a nomination for Best Foreign Film at the Venice Film Festival, and The Scarlet Letter (1934), the last film of Colleen Moore. Vignola died in Hollywood, California in 1953. He lived in a mansion at Whitley Heights owned by William Randolph Hearst. Hearst's mistress Marion Davies was allowed to stay without him at Vignola's mansion, worried that she was having affairs and considering Vignola a trusted companion for her as he was homosexual.[6] He was buried in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, New York.[7]

Partial filmography[edit] Robert G. Vignola, early XX century From left to right: William Randolph Hearst, Vignola and Arthur Brisbane in New York, during the filming of Vignola's The World and His Wife (1920) Actor[edit] The Black Hand (1906) A Runaway Sleighbelle (1907) The Fight for Freedom (1908) The Navajo's Bride (1910) A Lad from Old Ireland (1910) Rory O'More (1911) The Colleen Bawn (1911) A Prisoner of the Harem (1912) An Arabian Tragedy (1912) From the Manger to the Cross (1912) Missionaries in Darkest Africa (1912) The O'Neill (1912) The Fighting Dervishes of the Desert (1912) The Shaughraun (1912) A Sawmill Hazard (1913) A Desperate Chance (1913) The Lady Peggy's Escape (1913) The Octoroon (1913) The Scimitar of the Prophet (1913) The Wives of Jamestown (1913) Director[edit] Scene from Under Cover (1916) The Vampire (1913) Audrey (1916) Seventeen (1916) The Evil Thereof (1916) The Moment Before (1916) Under Cover (1916) Great Expectations (1917) Her Better Self (1917) The Fortunes of Fifi (1917) The Love That Lives (1917) Double Crossed (1917) The Girl Who Came Back (1918) Women's Weapons (1918) His Official Fiancée (1919) More Deadly Than The Male (1919) The Thirteenth Commandment (1920) The World and His Wife (1920) Straight Is the Way (1921) The Woman God Changed (1921) Enchantment (1921) Beauty's Worth (1922) When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922) Adam and Eva (1924) Yolanda (1924) Married Flirts (1924) The Way of a Girl (1925) Déclassée (1925) Cabaret (1927) Broken Dreams (1933) The Scarlet Letter (1934) The Perfect Clue (1935) The Girl from Scotland Yard (1937)

References[edit] ^ Family monument topped by a cross. Sec. 9, lot 86 south, St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands (Albany), NY., Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Location 48839). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition. ^ Michael R. Pitts, Poverty Row Studios, 1929-1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each, McFarland, 2005, p. 236 ^ Alfred Krautz, Hille Krautz, Joris Krautz, Encyclopedia of film directors in the United States of America and Europe, Volume 2, Saur, 1997, p.221 ^ Carolin Lowrey, The First One Hundred Noted Men and Women of the Screen, Moffat, Yard, 1920, p.182 ^ John T. Soister, American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929, McFarland, 2012, p.41 ^ Richard Alleman, Hollywood: The Movie Lover's Guide, Crown/Archetype, 2013, p.49 ^ Robert G. Vignola;

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