Gregory William Mank, a Delta, Pennsylvania, freelance writer, has acted in more than 100 stage productions. He has written numerous books on classic horror films.
decades of research...the author brings Cregar back to vivid life
in this culmination of an `almost lifelong' fascination with the
actor...as with most good Hollywood biographies, this one
interweaves its subject's life story with the story of the movie
business itself...Mank finds joy as well as tragedy in Cregar's
attempt to live his dream...gives rich life to an unknown Hollywood
story"" - Booklist
""Mank offers one of the first in-depth studies of Samuel Laird Cregar...a compelling, cautionary tale of an actor who held his own"" - Library Journal
""Mank quotes many people who knew or researched Cregar. The stories are amazing as are the photos...an incredible entertaining opus. As good as anything you have ever read, or will ever read about an actor and name we knew...yet, we really didn't know"" - Little Shoppe of Horrors
""With his hyper-dramatic style and flawless research, Mank has become one of the finest classic film writers/historians working today, and he has been raising the bar of film scholarship for decades...excellent...Creggar's life and career has never had the light of scholarship and film criticism sine on it until now, and there is so much here to discover and enjoy..the highest recommendation."" - Midnight Marquee
""incredibly detailed and meticulously researched"" - Pop Culture Classics.