Roger Corman: An Unauthorized Biography of the Godfather of Indie Filmmaking - Beverly GrayLos Angeles: Renaissance Books, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lower board is somewhat browned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Signed by the author, without dedication, on the title page — without provenance. Contains: List of sources; Filmography; Appendices (2);
From the cover: “Pioneering film director Roger Corman is a fascinating study in contrasts. A flamboyant artist, the original King of the Exploitation Film has filled his movies with images of blood-sucking vampires, rampaging biker gangs, vigilante strippers, and abducting aliens. A coldly efficient businessman, Corman has produced well over four hundred films on shoestring budgets, all on his own creative terms, and has seen nearly every one of his projects make money.
In the process, Corman has become the role model for today’s independent film-maker, laying the groundwork for the success of directors like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. This guru with a vision has also demonstrated an uncanny eye for talent. The list of Corman pupils reads like a Who’s Who of the film industry — John Sayles, James Cameron, Dennis Hopper, Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard, Peter Fonda, Joe Dante, and Jonathan Demme to name but a few.
Author Beverly Gray, Roger Corman’s story editor and development executive for nearly a decade, takes you behind the cameras and into the heart of Cormanville for a first-hand, insider’s look at the man and the mogul. From his modest beginnings in Detroit to his present day influence in Hollywood, Gray traces the career of her legendary former boss. Her extensive interviews with eighty of Corman’s friends and associates provide a compelling private and public perspective on this soft-spoken giant of the cinema.”