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Charles John Musser

film historian , film educator

Charles John Musser, American film educator, film historian. Member Organization American Historians, American History Association, American Studies Association, Association Indiana Video and Filmmakers, Society Cinema Studies (member editorial board Cinema journal 1990-1992, committee member preservation and access 1991-1992), Domitor.

Background

Musser, Charles John was born on January 16, 1951 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Robert John and Marilyn (Keach) Musser.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1975. Master of Arts, New York University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1986.

Career

Adjunct assistan professor department cinema studies New York University, New York City, 1987-1989. Adjunct assistant professor school arts Columbia University, 1988-1992. Assistant professor Yale University, New Haven, 1992-1995, associate professor, since 1995.

Visiting lecturer Yale University, Spring, 1987. Adjunct assistant professor department cinema studies New York University, 1987—1989. Adjunct assistant professor school arts Columbia University, New York City, 1988—1992.

Visiting assistant professor School Film & television University of California at Los Angeles, 1991—1992. Guest programmer/freelance editor, guest curator Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1978-1979, 90-91, 94. Film historian Thomas Edison Papers, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1980.

Co-curator American Federation of the Arts, 1983-1986. Consultant American Museum of the Moving Image, 1984-1987. Co-chair seminar on film and interdisciplinary interpretation Columbia University, 1985-1995.

Visiting lecturer Yale University, spring 1987. Guest curator New York History Society, 1989-1991. Visiting assistant professor department cinema studies New York University, spring 1990.

Visiting assistant professor School of Film & television University of California at Los Angeles, 1991-1992, co-chair, 2000-2008.

Works

book The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907 (History of the American Cinema) book [(High-Class Moving Pictures: Lyman H. Howe and the Forgotten Era of Traveling Exhibition, 1880-1920)] [Author: Charles Musser] published on (March, 2015) book The Young Errol: Flynn Before Hollywood book History of the American Cinema Series (The Emergence of Cinema-The American Screen to 1907; The Transformation of Cinema 1907-1915; An Evening's Entertainment-The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928) book The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907 (History of the American Cinema) by Musser, Charles (1994) Paperback book [(The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907 )] [Author: Charles Musser] [May-1994] book The Young Errol: Flynn Before Hollywood by Moore, John (2011) Paperback book [(The Young Errol: Flynn Before Hollywood )] [Author: John Hammond Moore] [Nov-2011]

Membership

Member Organization American Historians, American History Association, American Studies Association, Association Indiana Video and Filmmakers, Society Cinema Studies (member editorial board Cinema journal 1990-1992, committee member preservation and access 1991-1992), Domitor.

Connections

Married Lynne Zeavin, October 15, 1988 (divorced 1995). 1 child, Hannah Grace Zeavin Musser. Married Maria Threese Serana, May 23, 2005.

1 child, John Carlos Leon Thelonious Serana Musser.

father:
Robert John Musser

mother:
Marilyn (Keach) Musser

spouses:
Lynne Zeavin

Maria Threese Serana

children:
Hannah Grace Zeavin Musser

John Carlos Leon Thelonious Serana Musser