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The lost one : a life of Peter Lorre

Author: Stephen D Youngkin
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Often typecast as a menacing figure, Peter Lorre achieved Hollywood fame first as a featured player and later as a character actor who trademarked his screen performances with a delicately strung balance between good and evil. His portrayal of the grisly child murderer in Fritz Lang's masterpiece M (1931) catapulted him to international fame. Today, the Hungarian-born actor is also recognized for his riveting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Peter Lorre; Peter Lorre; Peter Lorre
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen D Youngkin
ISBN: 0813123607 9780813123608 0813136067 9780813136066
OCLC Number: 58807422
Description: xiii, 613 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Who are you, really?" --
Facemaker --
M is for morphine --
Escape to life --
Softly, softly, catchee monkey --
Being slapped and liking it --
Insider as outsider --
The swamp --
Smoke gets in your eyes --
Elephant droppings --
The mask behind the face --
Mimesis.
Responsibility: Stephen D. Youngkin.

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The first full biography of this major actor draws upon more than 300 interviews, including conversations with directors Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, John Huston, Frank Capra, and  Read more...
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--[The book] is one of the finest biographies of an actor ever written, on a par with Patricia Bosworth's Montgomery Clift and Charles Winecoff's Split Image: The Life of Andy Perkins.-- -- Herbert Read more...

 
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