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by GREGORY WILLIAM MANK

"One Man Crazy!" The Life and Death of Colin Clive

 

"One Man Crazy ... !" The Life and Death of Colin Clive; Hollywood's Dr. Frankenstein

He immortalized Henry Frankenstein in Hollywood’s Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, but his too-brief life was often a horror saga as well. 

“One Man Crazy!” The Life and Death of Colin Clive is the first full biography of this brilliant, hypersensitive actor. 

Adventurously-researched, sympathetic yet unsparingly revealing, and featuring over 200 illustrations, this book illuminates Clive’s genius – and the private demons that agonized the man who, as Monster-Making scientist Frankenstein, unforgettably cried, “It’s alive!”   

Gregory William Mank is the author of such books as It’s Alive! The Classic Cinema Saga of Frankenstein; Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration; Hollywood’s Maddest Doctors; and Laird Cregar: A Hollywood Tragedy. 

 

Hollywood's Maddest Doctors: Lionel Atwill, Colin Clive and George Zucco


Authored by Gregory William Mank
List Price: $25.00
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
320 pages
Midnight Marquee Press
ISBN-13: 978-1887664226
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts

Finally a biography on those titans of terror from the Golden Age of Horror Films: Lionel Atwill (Doctor X, Mystery of the Wax Museum), Colin Clive (Frankestein) and George Zucco (The Flying Serpent). Author Gregory Mank delves into the lives and careers of three of the actors who helped shape the modern horror film. 
 
A thrilling and involving story as the reader delves into the Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s and discovers a cast of characters whose tragic lives or distressing careers brought about their downfall. Fans of the golden age of horror films will not want to miss this story of Lionel Atwill, Colin Clive and George Zucco, three of Hollywood's Maddest Doctors.

 

 

 

 

Dwight Frye's Last Laugh

 

Dwight Frye's Last Laugh details the dramatic rise and fall of the actor who won immortality as the giggling Renfield of Dracula and the sadistic hunchback of Frankenstein. Authorized by Dwight's son Dwight David, the book includes detailed information of Frye's early stage work, his Broadway triumphs and his ghoulish typecasting in Hollywood—which ironically assured him a posthumous cult status among horror film disciples.