Dwight Frye's Last Laugh

Dwight Frye's Last Laugh


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Dwight Frye's Last Laugh details the dramatic rise and fall of the actor who won immortality as the giggling Renfield of Dracula and the sadistic hunchback of Frankenstein. Authorized by Dwight's son Dwight David, the book includes detailed information of Frye's early stage work, his Broadway triumphs and his ghoulish typecasting in Hollywood—which ironically assured him a posthumous cult status among horror film disciples.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887664110
Publisher: Midnight Marquee Press, Inc.
Publication date: 11/14/2018
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 801,472
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

8 Prologue

18 Chapter One: Life Upon the

Wicked Stage

36 Chapter Two: Broadway—1922

46 Chapter Three: Dreams

Coming True

60 Chapter Four: Stardom

88 Chapter Five: Dreams to

Nightmares— The Horror

Classics of 1931

112 Chapter Six: “...Please, God...!”

146 Chapter Seven: The Best of a

Bad Situation

166 Chapter Eight: All That Blood

on My Hands

188 Chapter Nine: Milestones

192 Chapter Ten: Immortality

201 Notes

203 Appendix A: Filmography

265 Appendix B: Early Theatre Work

285 Appendix C: Broadway Plays

305 Appendix D: Regional Theatre

314 Bibliography

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