MANTAN the FUNNYMAN
6x9 Paperback $25
by Michael H. Price
A biography of the great Mantan Moreland,
whose inspired performances brightened up many a Poverty Row programmer. An entertainer since his childhood, Mantan would appear on Broadway, star in a series of films from companies such as Toddy and Million Dollar Productions and become a sidekick to Charlie Chan. Although he was often given subservient parts, he managed to rise above the role and win a place in film history.
mini-filmography: Cabin in the Sky, Revenge of the Zombies, Pin-Up Girl, Bowery to Broadway, Tall, Tan and Terrific, Come on Cowboy, She's Too mean for Me, Charlie Chan series including Charlie Chan in the Secret Service and Docks of New Orleans, The Patsy, Spider Baby