Oh Dad! A Search for Robert Mitchum
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|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 June 2013|
Robert Mitchum - aka 'Mr Bad Taste', 'Trouble Himself', 'The Man with the Immoral Face', 'Daddy Bad' - was the original Hollywood bad-boy and one of the greatest screen actors of the twentieth century. But his pre-fame life is cloaked in mystery, the truth hidden within conflicting tales of time spent as a Depression-era hobo, prizefighter, escaped felon - and secret poet. Writer and broadcaster Lloyd Robson trailed the Eastern Seaboard in search of Mitchum, his poetry, America, a surrogate father, and how to be a man. "Oh Dad!" is the result - a boozy, drug-fuelled attempt to define masculinity in the modern age and to match the standards set by the ultimate man and the personification of Film Noir, Robert Mitchum.
About the Author
Lloyd Robson has spent the last four years in search of Robert Mitchum. The result is a book which crosses several genres: biography, travelogue, a reflection on manhood and lloyd's own gonzo journalistic search for the screen icon. Already the basis for a successful radio programme -- the Sunday Telegraph radio choice of the day -- Oh Dad! Broadcast by BBC Radio 4, June 2007
|Publisher: ||Parthian Books|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 centimeters|