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Lon Chaney, Jr., Peter Cushing, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price

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LON CHANEY, JR.

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6x9 paperback, 320 pages, $25

The Midnight Actors Series delves into pivotal films made throughout Lon Chaney's career (not only the mainstream Universal and horror classics, but his stunning performance in Of Mice and Men, his B Western career, his low-budget horror/exploitation movie career, his prestigious character performances in A productions, his television work, etc.), by having different authors offer distinct reflections and individual insights, and by including several firsthand interviews from people who worked with Chaney, Jr., we hope to offer the most complete and balanced portrait yet seen of Lon Chaney, Jr., working actor.

mini-filmography: The Wolf Man, The Mummy's Ghost, Man Made Monster, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Weird Woman

PETER CUSHING

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6x9 paperback, 282 pages, $25.

 

Having shone the spotlight on those titans of Golden and Silver Age horror —Lugosi, Karloff, Chaney, Jr., Price, and Lorre—Midmar now ventures into the Iron Age of Hammer with a collection examining the work of Peter Cushing. One might question the need for yet another work on Cushing. The answer lies in the essays that make up this volume, which put the emphasis squarely on the performer himself). Not only do Midnight Marquee's staff analyze 56 Cushing's performances, but the filmography offers capsule comments about most of his other roles. Anyone interested in the enormous contributions to film by the "Gentle Man of Horror" —arguably the most accomplished actor ever to become a horror star—will find a great deal of insight and intelligence within these pages.

Boris Karloff

6" x 9", paperback, 250 pages

Midnight Marquee is pleased to present the second entry in the MidMar Actors Series. This revised volume features in-depth analyses of 30 of the films that helped create the legend of  
Boris Karloff

 

PETER LORRE
6x9 paperback, 320 pages, $25
 

Our fifth edition of the Actors Series, highlights quasi-horror man Peter Lorre. Peter Lorre made many horror film appearances, but was never actually considered a horror film star. Instead, it was Lorre's persona, that of a quirky, deviant little man, sometimes charming, sometimes boiling over with venom, that made him a perfect match for horror films. Lorre felt just as comfortable enacting supporting roles in A films as he did starring in the Bs. This book takes an in-depth look at the film work of this versatile performer by providing analyses of films such as M, Mad Love, The Face Behind the Mask, The Maltese Falcon, Silk Stockings, The Raven and The Comedy of Terrors as well as many of the other films that made Peter Lorre a film legend.

BELA LUGOSII

6x9 paperback, 320 pages, $25
Revised 2007 Edition

Midnight Marquee Actors Series offers in-depth analyses of over 32 of the films that helped create Lugosi's cinematic persona as the first true horror film legend. This book covers Lugosi's films from the pre-Dracula early sound ear, details his Universal and 1930s' classics, investigates his stint on poverty row at Monogram and PRC in the 1940s, and explores the downward spiral and his much discussed film work for Edward D. Wood, Jr. in the 1950s. Some of today's foremost horror film writers contributed to this exploration of Bela Lugosi's work in Midnight Marquee's most successful book.  Since it was our very first book, we have refined our layout skills and felt the time was ripe for a revised edition

VINCENT PRICE
Reprint 2003
6x9 paperback; 282 pages; $25.00

The fourth volume in the highly acclaimed Midnight Marquee Actors Series covers the film work of horror icon Vincent Price. In addition to his films, there is a chapter devoted to his radio work and another covering the stage play Diversions and Delights. The book also includes a never before published interview with Mr. Price by historian/author Lawrence French. A must for Vincent Price lovers.  While not one of the legendary Universal horror legends, Price's impressive resume of film roles makes him a more than deserving member of the MidMar Actors Series.