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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.
"recommended"--Booklist; "Mank scripts a charming and poetic series of thumbnail sketches. [He] doubles the reader's pleasure with a stunning set of publicity photographs and film stills illustrating his labor of unabashed gallant love for these neglected 'scream queens'"--Choice; "richly detailed...first-rate additions"--Library Journal; "highly entertaining and informative...capsule biographies of the damsels in distress are complete, definitive, immensely readable...fun to read and would make a welcome addition to all film library collections as well as large public libraries"--ARBA; "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"--Midnight Marquee; "most valuable...a well-done book"--The Idaho Librarian; "an important, richly crafted contribution to genre history...superb introduction...offers richly detailed essays and biographies on every actress involved in the Golden Age of Horror...meticulous research...exquisitely written, profusely illustrated...beautiful"--Monsters from the Vault; "instant classics"--Little Shoppe of Horrors; "careers are recalled in full, with extra emphasis paid to their days belting out the screams opposite a gallery of classic monsters. Packed with behind-the-scenes anecdotes...a welcome addition"--Film Review; "exceptional...a superb work by a marvelous writer"--VideoScope; "recommended"--Starlog; "what makes [this volume] so intriguing is the wealth of anecdotal material...a necessary investment for any fan of the horror genre. Mank has accomplished his goal of identifying these women"--Film & History; "an engaging read, generously illsutrated with many wonderful photos...essential"--Horror-Wood.