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O.K. You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors

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In this superb collection of essays edited by Luc Sante, author of Lowlife, and Melissa Holbrook Pierson, writers as diverse as John Updike, Patti Smith, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic pay to homage the famous and the lesser known actors (some megastars, some lesser lights) who illuminate our Hollywood dreams.

From a side-splitting tribute to Elmer Fudd to an earnest lament at the absence of great fat actors today, O.K. You Mugs is a dazzling anthology that focuses on those remarkable talents who gave some of the most memorable performances in the history of Hollywood. These essays are sure to delight any reader who claims to care about the movies.

Including:

  • Jacqueline Carey on Margaret Dumont
  • Dana Gioia on Movie Fat Men
  • David Hajdu on Elmer Fudd
  • Greil Marcus on J.T Walsh
  • Patti Smith on Jeanne Moreau
  • Charles Simic on Gene Tierney
  • John Updike on Doris Day

Review:

"O.K. You Mugs ends up celebrating the word as much as the image." Time Out New York

Review:

"[A] stylish ode to characters bigger than life." Library Journal

Review:

"I plead for a follow-up volume." The San Diego Union-Tribune

Synopsis:

O.K. You Mugs is a smart and stylish anthology of original writings on character actors — some famous, others not — who have left indelible marks on the movies and our imaginations.

About the Author

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts and coeditor, with Melissa Holbrook Pierson, of O.K. You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors.

Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of the acclaimed Dark Horses and Black Beauties and The Perfect Vehicle. She lives in Kingston, New York, with her husband, writer Luc Sante, and their son.

Table of Contents

Timothy Carey by Chris Tsakis

Mitchum Gets Out of Jail by Dave Hickey

Endless Melody Starring by Jonathan Williams

Barbara Payton: A Memoir by Robert Polito

Dana Andrews, or the Male Mask by Geoffrey O'Brien

Liz Taylor by Ginny Dougary

Warren Oates, 1928-1982 by Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Jeanne Moreau by Patti Smith

The Decline of the Actor by Manny Farber

Madhur Jaffrey by Patricia Storace

Tom and Jerry Graduate From High School by Ron Padgett

J.T. Walsh by Greil Marcus

Dan Duryea by Frank Kogan

Shined Shoes by Stuart Klawans

Suzie Creamcheese Speaks by John Updike

With Gene Tierney in Paris by Charles Simic

Golly: On Jean Authur by Mark Rudman

Thelma Ritter by Linda Yablonsky

Rogues' Gallery by Luc Sante

Elmer Fudd by David Hajdu

Warner Bros.' Fat Men by Dana Gioia

Franklin Pangborn: An Apologia by Siri Hustvedt

Robert Carlyle by Malu Halasa

Margaret Dumont by Jacqueline Carey

Angelo Rossitto by Michael J. Weldon

Afterword by Chris Offutt

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700927
Author:
Sante, Luc
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Editor:
Pierson, Melissa Holbrook
Author:
Edited by Luc Sante and Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Author:
Edited by Luc Sante and Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Author:
Pierson, Melissa
Location:
New York
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Character actors and actresses
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 HALFTONE ILLUS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.94x5.15x.67 in. .62 lbs.

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"Review" by , "I plead for a follow-up volume."
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