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By Paul M. Jensen

For approximately forty years Boris Karloff used to be the King Of Horror. even though there are a number of books on Karloff, writer Paul Jensen spent years learning this examine of this nice actor. Meticulously certain and illuminated with candor and affection. comprises many pictures now not present in different books, charges from assets overlooked in different biographies and a finished filmography. a truly great tribute-- i might suggest it to his fans.

CONTENTS:

Acknowledgements Page
1. THE EARLY YEARS: judgements AND improvement (1887-1931) • 09
2. FRANKENSTEIN: the start (1931) • 23
three. THE REIGN OF TERROR (1931-1938) • 47
four. MONSTER INTO FATHER determine (1939-1968) • 115
Bibliography • 173
Filmography • 176
Index To Names • 191
Index To motion pictures • 193

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