Hollywood's Made-To-Order Punks - The Complete Film History of The Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and Bowery Boys
by Richard Roat, Mendie Koenig (Foreword) & Brandy Gorcey-Ziesemer (Foreword)

Hollywood's Made-To-Order Punks - The Complete
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  • 234 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Large Format
  • Heavily Illustrated in B&W
  • Released: October 9, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Publisher: BearManor Media


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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.

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Written by one who knew them 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!

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Hollywood's Made To Order Tough Guys! Customer: from BRONX, NY US -- November, 12, 2017

Richard Roat's book on the history of the Dead End Kids to the Bowery Boys is fascinating! Not only are the photos great, but you learn how each actor was cast and particularly how they got started in show business! The original six members - Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Billy Halop, Gabriel Dell, Bobby Jordan and Bernard Punsley are featured heavily and is good to know that all of them got along very well with each other! The closeness of Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall is extremely striking and Huntz said that when Bernard Gorcey (Leo's father) died in 1955, Huntz knew that the Bowery Boys series would be over and it was within 3 years! I could go on and on about this marvelous book and I honestly think it would make a perfect Christmas gift for those who love these guys as much as I do!

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 32,427
  • ISBN: 159393467X
  • EAN: 9781593934675
  • Shipping Weight: 12.50/lbs (approx)
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