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Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster

Boris Karloff More Than a Monster Boris Karloff A name synonymous with horror Drawing on detailed research previously unpublished letters and interviews with those who knew him this new biography dispels the often repeated myths ass

  • Title: Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster
  • Author: Stephen Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9780955767043
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Boris Karloff A name synonymous with horror.Drawing on detailed research, previously unpublished letters, and interviews with those who knew him this new biography dispels the often repeated myths associated with the star many perpetuated by Karloff himself and reveals a wealth of new information about the private and professional life of Boris Karloff.Although forevBoris Karloff A name synonymous with horror.Drawing on detailed research, previously unpublished letters, and interviews with those who knew him this new biography dispels the often repeated myths associated with the star many perpetuated by Karloff himself and reveals a wealth of new information about the private and professional life of Boris Karloff.Although forever associated with his breakthrough role of the Monster in Frankenstein 1931 Boris Karloff had a career that spanned almost 50 years and over 150 movies from the era of the silent picture through to the days of the Swinging Sixties His roles in Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Black Cat, and many others most now considered classics of the genre ensured his reputation as The King of Horror.Born William Henry Pratt in Camberwell, South London in 1887 Karloff defied family expectations and rejected a life in Government service Instead he emigrated to Canada were he finally found work as a professional actor After years touring Western Canada and the United States he arrived in

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    1. While I was reading the first few chapters I actually couldn't decide how this book differed from Gregory Mank's book, other than this one didn't mention Bela Lugosi in the same detail. Then some incidents Gregory Mank's book mentioned seemed to happen differently from the same incident and people in this book? Who to believe! Further along this book did produce more detail, however, some comic turns on the set of certain films didn't get a mention. Once again for lack of detail like Gregory Man [...]


    2. This is a truly stunning biography of my favorite actor. The research had to have been exhausting because Karloff himself once indicated that the story of his life would be too boring to make into a movie, and this book belies that statement.The actor intentionally made himself something of an enigma. I don't believe this was done in an attempt to make himself more interesting, but rather because he felt his personal details should be his alone, even keeping some of them from his family. He ofte [...]


    3. For horror aficionados, Boris Karloff needs no introductions; he is the face of movie horror’s ‘golden age’, although admittedly that face is usually smothered in the prosthetics that transformed him into the Monster that made his name.Frankenstein (1931) propelled the then jobbing film actor onto the world stage of international stardom, but by the time this ‘big break’ landed him on his lead-weighted feet, he already had a solid 20-year career as an actor behind him. Ironically, the [...]


    4. To some unversed in the lure it may seem like a textbook but to a Horror fan this is an essential and fascinating read. We truly do get a sense of Karloff the man here as well as meticulous research into nearly all of his films.


    5. Good information, but the presentation is somewhat repetitive and dry. the inclusion of a number of pictures and promotional images adds much to the volume, but if you are looking for a compelling read about Karloff, this is not that book.


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