Tall, Dark and Gruesome
by Christopher Lee
Granada Publishing, 1978, ISBN 058312853, black and white photographic plates, paperback
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, bumping, creasing, scuffing and small chips to covers, watermarking to introductory pages, pages age-toned (see photographs)
"But for Christopher Carandini Lee, stardom came after a chequered four decades of life. Half-English, half-Italian aristocrat, as a teenager he had the silver spoon abruptly wrenched from his mouth by his family's bankruptcy. It was a long slog via a tedious city job, war service and innumerable bit parts (he was considered 'too tall' or 'too foreign-looking' for starring roles) before Dracula brought him fame and fortune. here also are fascinating and often hilarious behind-the-scenes descriptions of his films, from early days through horror roles to his parts in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Wicker Man and The Man with the Golden Gun."