- 234 Pages
- Large Format
- Heavily Illustrated in B&W
- Released: October 9, 2009
- Publisher: BearManor Media
Description by OLDIES.com:
Filled with detailed cast biographies and filmographies of David Gorcey, Stanley Clements, Gabe Dell, Bernard Punsly, Huntz Hall, Billy Benedict and Frankie Thomas, as well as "lost players" like Eddie Brian, Jimmy Strand and Eddie Mills, this is one Bowery Boys book that gives you information you won't find anywhere else. Richard Roat knew all these tough guys. and now he spills the beans about the whole friggin' bunch of Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and Bowery Boys.
With a double foreword by Mendie Koenig, one of the last surviving members of the East Side Kids, and Brandy Gorcey-Ziesemer, daughter of Leo Gorcey, this is the most intimate book published on the phenomenon of the most popular comedy/drama series in film history.
Meet and become friends with many of the actors from the Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and the Bowery Boys! Since he began collecting Movie Memorabilia on the Dead End Kids in 1964, author Richard Roat has had the great fortune to develop personal relationships with David Gorcey, Stanley Clements, Gabe Dell, Bernard Punsly, Huntz Hall, Billy Benedict, Frankie Thomas, Eddie Le Roy, Brandy Gorcey (daughter of Leo Gorcey), Gary Hall (son of Huntz Hall), and Leo Gorcey Jr. (son of Leo Gorcey). This book draws upon those acquaintances and his talking with Billy Halop, Bennie Bartlett, Johnny Duncan, Ward Wood, Dick Chandlee, Eugene Francis, Harris Berger, Charles Peck, Ronald Sinclair, and more! Lavished with many photos from the films from the author's personal collection, this is one book you'll need to have in your collection, tough guy!