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eBook Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life: A Gentleman's Life ePub

by Scott Allen Nollen

  • ISBN: 1887664238
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Scott Allen Nollen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Midnight Marquee Press, Inc. (January 13, 2009)
  • Pages: 356
  • ePub book: 1456 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1295 kb
  • Other: docx lrf txt lit
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 371

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Boris Karloff - Scott Allen Nolen. Boris Karloff: A Gentleman’s Life.

Boris Karloff - Scott Allen Nolen.

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Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life by Scott Allen Nollen sheds much needed light on the life and career of an actor whose rare gifts brought humanity to the Monster in the 1931 version of Frankenstein.

Boris Karloff: A Gentleman’s Life - Libro electrónico escrito por Scott Allen Nollen Hopefully this book is the most thorough, accurate and entertaining chronicle of her father, Boris Karloff''s, fascinating life. Perhaps a few Karloff mysteries have been solved.

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Scott Nollen worked extensively with Sara Jane Karloff on this impressive life history of one of the legends of Hollywood's Golden Age of Horror.

Boris Karloff: the Actor. What a great book! It gives you insight into his family background and how it shaped the man he would become. Proud of his heritage, of his profession, but so humble and quiet, never bragging or trying to be the center of attention. It also tells of the respect his fellow actors and the directors he worked with had for gentleman who was the consummate actor, who not only knew his lines but theirs as well.

Being able to know and work with Sara Jane Karloff on this project has been a highlight of my career. Hopefully this book is the most thorough, accurate and entertaining chronicle of her father, Boris Karloff''s, fascinating life. Perhaps a few Karloff mysteries have been solved.-Scott Allen Nollen

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Boris Karloff is an actor too often forgotten today, in the era of CGI and special effects films. This book explores the filmography of this horror icon, and also sheds some light on his personal life, of which little details have heretofore been widely known. I particularly liked reading the memories of Mr. Karloff recounted by his daughter, Sara Jane, who the author worked with to write this biography. I would definitely recommend this work to any Boris Karloff fan, as it offers unique insight on this very talented actor's life, on stage and off.
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There are too few biographies available about the stars of an increasingly distant era in the history of cinema. Far too many of the stars of yesteryear are but a flickering image on the screen, their remarkable stories untold. They have a lot to tell. Their stories are often entertaining and provide valuable lessons especially for those seeking a career beyond the drudge of everyday existence.

Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life by Scott Allen Nollen sheds much needed light on the life and career of an actor whose rare gifts brought humanity to the Monster in the 1931 version of Frankenstein. A well researched insightful biography, enjoyable in every way, it is a delight to read. Why should one care about Boris Karloff beyond his films? Born William Henry Pratt, son of a distinguished family with a (then) questionable secret, adopting the rather unlikely name of Boris Karloff, he labored for years before achieving his dream of becoming a working actor, a role he would have gladlly accepted, stardon was but an added blessing. Boris Karloff was a man of many remarkable talents far beyond the scope of his acting.

Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life]}
is adept at weaving the threads of Karloff life together presenting a fascinating portrait of the man and the times that he lived in, a valuable tool for understanding the intriguing web of film politics and the surgge of history. A terrific companion to[[ASIN:0816643865 James Whale: A New World Of Gods And Monsters.
Awene Awene
The author has done a most commendable job researching and developing his central thesis: That Mr. Karloff was indeed not only a fine actor who was truly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in his craft, but also a concerned and active gentleman who pursued a dignified union to protect the profession he loved. This book is highly reccomended for not only the existing fans (who will already know much of the information present in this volume) but also to the new Karloff fans as well as anyone interested in the history of acting and Hollywood. The author also makes a strong case that Karloff needs to be rightly placed along side the other greats of Hollywood and Broadway history. A good entertaining and enlightening read.
Fenritaur Fenritaur
Not as interesting as I thought it would be, wanted more about his life but a lot of info left out of this.
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This was gift for a movie buff girl friend. She enjoyed it.
Garr Garr
Wonderful read! The memories of his daughter Sara are very touching.
Ubrise Ubrise
Very interesting and well-written book.
"Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life" is one of a myriad of books on the late artist, but makes up for its later presence by being very intricate - it was written with the cooperation of Karloff's only child, daughter Sara Jane - and well done, offering a few insights in his life that have not been discussed as in depth in other biographies.

Although Karloff's English childhood (spent under the name of William Henry Pratt) does not get as much attention as one might hope, it gives an otherwise deft account of his family and ancestry, including his previous-to-now somewhat glossed over Indian heritage. The book is rather succint in the beginning, covering his early steps in Canadian theater, silent films, and Hollywood talkies up to the obvious mile marker, Frankenstein, in 1931. It is after that film that a lot of the book's detail kicks in - relationship with the SAG, that to his daughter, his latter two wives, Dorothy and Evelyn, that of Evelyn and Sara Jane, his disregard of the ever-increasing accolades (he had his Grammy award used as a doorstop) and a great deal of detail on his performance in and the history of Arsenic and Old Lace (he got the job when he promised to not "to eat the baby in the last act"), even his impish sense for pranks. The persons involved are shown as genuine people with their own issues, especially Evelyn I think, something not done as much as in the otherwise stellar "Dear Boris" by Cynthia Lindsay. The book is illustrated with photos that are a bit grainy at times but are of a great variety, as is the appendices on Karloff's roles.

Grateful to have work and delighted for it to be something he loved, Karloff was the quintessential English country gentleman who, as his daughter once said, "made a living scaring children and little old ladies." Although it his role as the Frankenstein Creature that made him a star, it was truly Karloff's patience, dedication, talent and kindness that endeared him to so many.