Hollywood Cauldron: Thirteen Horror Films from the Genre's Golden Age (Google eBook)

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McFarland - Performing Arts - 428 pages
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Thirteen of Hollywood's horror classics in detail: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Old Dark House(1932), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), Mark of the Vampire (1935), Mad Love (1935), The Black Room (1935), The Walking Dead (1936), Cat People (1942), Bluebeard (1944), The Lodger (1944), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), Hangover Square (1945) and Bedlam (1946). From original interviews and research, the styles of the various studios (from giant M-G-M to Poverty Row's PRC), along with the performers, directors, and backstage events, are examined.
  

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Contents

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
4
THE OLD DARK HOUSE
34
THE MASK OF FU MANCHU
56
MARK OF THE VAMPIRE
92
MAD LOVE
124
THE BLACK ROOM
160
THE WALKING DEAD
187
CAT PEOPLE
209
THE LODGER
241
BLUEBEARD
268
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
296
HANGOVER SQUARE
327
BEDLAM
354
Index
384
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Gregory William Mank, a Delta, Pennsylvania, freelance writer, has acted in more than 100 stage productions. He has written numerous books on classic horror films.

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