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Description - Oh Dad, a Search for Robert Mitchum by Lloyd Robson

Robert Mitchum - aka 'Mr Bad Taste', 'Trouble Himself', 'The Man with the Immoral Face', 'Daddy Bad' - was the original Hollywood bad-boy and one of the greatest screen actors of the twentieth century. But his pre-fame life is cloaked in mystery, the truth hidden within conflicting tales of time spent as a Depression-era hobo, prizefighter, escaped felon - and secret poet. Writer and broadcaster Lloyd Robson trailed the Eastern Seaboard in search of Mitchum, his poetry, America, a surrogate father, and how to be a man. "Oh Dad!" is the result - a boozy, drug-fuelled attempt to define masculinity in the modern age and to match the standards set by the ultimate man and the personification of Film Noir, Robert Mitchum.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905762132
ISBN-10: 1905762135
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 38mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Parthian Books
Publisher: Parthian Books
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lloyd Robson

lloyd robson has spent the last four years in search of Robert Mitchum. The result is a book which crosses several genres: biography, travelogue, a reflection on manhood and lloyd's own gonzo journalistic search for the screen icon. Already the basis for a successful radio programme -- the Sunday Telegraph radio choice of the day -- Oh Dad! Broadcast by BBC Radio 4, June 2007