James Whale: A Biography or The Would-be Gentleman. Mark Gatiss.

James Whale: A Biography or The Would-be Gentleman

New York: Cassell, 1995.

Paperback. 8 1/2" X 5 1/4". viii, 182pp. Very light rubbing to covers. Very mild shelf wear to corners and edges. Pages clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

James Whale is best known today for the quartet of horror films he directed in Hollywood in the 1930's. Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, The Invisible Man and particularly The Bride of Frankenstein are rightly regarded as classics, but the fame of these films has tended to obscure the other work of an exceptionally talented and very private man. Born into poverty in the English Midlands in the latter half of the nineteenth century, Whale was set apart from his fellows. His desire to better himself, and particularly his homosexuality, marked him out as an uncommon individual who achieved escape from his working-class destiny firstly through the theatre, via the phenomenal success of Journey's End, and then the cinema, directing twenty films in the space of eleven years.(Publisher). Very good. Item #6250
ISBN: 0304328618

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