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- Print Length: 244 pages
- Publisher: BearManor Media (August 28, 2010)
- Publication Date: August 28, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0041844SG
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Hollywood's Made to Order Punks - Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and the Bowery Boys Kindle Edition
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The Films of the Bowery Boys
This book is an excellent filmography. Biographies are a secondary feature.
Ten years later another book was published entitled: "From Broadway To The Bowery" by Len Getz.
From Broadway to the Bowery: A History and Filmography of the Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and Bowery Boys Films, with Cast Biographies
It too is primarily a filmography. Biographies are more comprehensive than the aforementioned book but still remain a secondary feature.
Both books are excellent and rate 5 stars.
This book however highlights the lives of the actors (from major players to those making only one appearance)as told by someone who knew many of the actors personally. That someone is Richard Roat. He shares many of the experiences and conversations with his friends...former Bowery Boys. The bios are chock full of interesting anecdotes and surprises. Filmography takes a serious backseat to the great biographies that Richard presents to the reader. Each film is denoted by the review given by Variety.
If you are a fan, you must have this book. Even if you have either of the filmographies mentioned above (or like me...have both), you should get this book as a must-have companion.
Thank you Richard for sharing these personal stories and photos.
Now if we can only get Warner Brothers to release these films on DVD...
After doing some research at the library and later reading an older version of Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide (Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide), I was delighted to discover the young actors had made many sequels as The Dead End Kids (1937-43). Billy Halop and Huntz Hall moved on to The Little Tough Guys films with some of the gang and Leo Gorcey and Bobby Jordan with others became The East Side Kids (1940-45). Huntz Hall and Gabriel Dell joined later. Then the gang changed title again and were known as The Bowery Boys (1946-58).
For a total of 86 movies and 3 serials from 1937 to 1958 we have enjoyed these rambunctious teenagers and some all the way into their 30's. Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall were the age of 38 when they made their last film with the gang.
I know that author, Richard Roat worked hard on this book doing interviews with family members, endless research and gathering photos for many years. The book has 236 pages.
There is a forward with Mendi Koenig and Brandy Gorcey-Ziesemer.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The info in the book was interesting but the formatting and editing of the book was done very poorly. There are many typos and the ebook was poorly formatted. Read morePublished 12 months ago by M Shack
The Films Of The Bowery Boys is still the definitive work about the East Side Kids/Bowery Boys movies but there is much information here about the actors and the films not found... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Steve Wilson
This book does not cover the films of The Dead End Kids/East Side Kids/Bowery Boys, but rather offers mini-biographies of the players in the movies, from the obscure ones to the... Read morePublished on April 1, 2014 by J. Brennan
I purchased the two books by Richard roat on the Bowery boys. & I must say I give both books 5 stars. A lot of research went into these books. Great pics ect. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Annette Roat
BearManor Media presents "HOLLYWOOD'S MADE-TO-ORDER PUNKS: THE DEAD END KIDS, LITTLE TOUGH GUYS, EAST SIDE KIDS & THE BOWERY BOYS" (Paperback), by Richard Roat, with forewords by... Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by J. Lovins
Hollywood's Made-to-Order Punks: The Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and the Bowery BoysVery complete, easy to read with facts most common people will not... Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Chris Williams
East Side Kid Mendy Koenig and Leo's daughter Brandy highlight the early part of the book with honest and revealing comments. Read morePublished on January 15, 2010 by Michel Tardif
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