De Toth on De Toth

De Toth on De Toth: Putting the Drama in front of the Camera

by Anthony Slide

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Faber & Faber, 2010
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    9780571343072 (online)

    9780571261338 (hardback)
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    First edition
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De Toth on De Toth
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This book provides a fascinating survey of the career of one of Hollywood’s great mavericks. In his memoir Fragments, Andre de Toth took his readers on a roller coaster ride through his life. He gave scant mention to his film work. In De Toth on De Toth, he redresses the balance and expounds – in his own exuberant style – on his film-making career. The cast of characters includes his wife - the luminous Veronica Lake – as well as stars such as Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, David Niven, Vincent Price, Dick Powell, and a whole host of others in the Hollywood firmament. De Toth speaks of his work on Lawrence of Arabia and on Superman, as well as revealing how a one-eyed director could make the 3-D masterpiece House of Wax.