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de Toth on de Toth

Anthony Slide

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This book provides a fascinating survey of the career of one of Hollywood’s great mavericks. In his memoir Fragments, Andre de Toth took his readers on a roller coaster ride through his life. He gave scant mention to his film work. In De Toth on De Toth, he redresses the balance and expounds – in his own exhuberant style – on his film-making career. The cast of characters includes his wife – the luminous Veronica Lake – as well as stars such as Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, David Niven, Vincent Price, Dick Powell, and a whole host of others in the Hollywood firmament. De Toth speaks of his work on Lawrence of Arabia and on Superman, as well as revealing how a one-eyed director could make the 3-D masterpiece, House of Wax.


Anthony Slide is the author or editor of more than 50 volumes on the history of popular entertainment, including The Films of D.W. Griffith, The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville and Lois Weber: The Director Who Lost her Way in History. The former resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he is also the editor of the…

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