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Return to America

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

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...In his final years in the United Kingdom, Andre de Toth was busy on a number of projects, all largely undocumented. The most unusual – not that any of de Toth’s projects are ordinary – came in the summer of 1976, when he made a film...

Coming to America

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

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Andre de Toth’s first two American films are, if nothing else, extraordinarily diverse. Both deal with the subject of the Nazis. The first represents the low point of American film-making: a typical B-picture, with little to commend...

The Singing Actor: Delon on Record

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In Chapter 8, Barbara Lebrun analyses how Delon’s sung performances (most famously accompanying the pop icon Dalida) have sought to modify his star image particularly in relation to the question of gender. Although a long tradition...

Crime Wave

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

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...The creative team from House of Wax, Andre de Toth, Bryan E. Foy and Crane Wilbur, reunited for Crime Wave (1954, released in the UK as The City is Dark), which also brought together two of the performers from House of Wax, Phyllis Kirk...

Watching Camels

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book chapter

...World War II was over, according to the rumor spread by those who never read the bloody pages of history. The Second (?) War achieved as much as the other wars before it, nothing – beyond sowing the seeds of new hatred and the fungus...

Monkeys, Tyrants and Slave-drivers

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book chapter

...A gravely-ill Roosevelt in Yalta, against Churchill’s advice, accepted Stalin’s plan, and sowed the seeds of the Cold War. He lived just long enough to see the Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima’s Mt Suribachi. Within a month of Roosevelt’s...

Early Years

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

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Hungarians in the film industry seem always to have led enchanted existences, only slightly removed from the Ruritanian worid beloved of Victorian and Edwardian novelists. Such was certainly true of Sásvrái Farkasfalvi Tóthfalusi Tóth Endre...

The Great Dane from America

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book chapter

...Mussolini had three loves. The first, most sincere, all-engrossing love of his life was, naturally, himself. Aviation and voluptuous actresses were vying for second and third positions. Very much like Howard Hughes. With the passing years...

Guardian Angels

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book chapter

...Coincidence again put me on the top of the world on the tundra. My nickname, Bandi, and snow forced the coincidence. Except for being white, the snow on the Rothorn above Lenzerheide was quite different from the snow of the tundra, where...

Stuntmen/women and Assistant Directors

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

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Stuntmen have always played key roles in Andre de Toth’s films, and here he discusses both specific stunts and the general changing role of the stuntman and woman in the American film industry. As Andre points out throughout this book...