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The Resource Only the dead know Burbank : a novel, Bradford Tatum

Only the dead know Burbank : a novel, Bradford Tatum

Label
Only the dead know Burbank : a novel
Title
Only the dead know Burbank
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bradford Tatum
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The original set of the 1925 production of The Phantom of the Opera still sits on the Universal lot in Hollywood. As legend has it, every time a crew has attempted to break it down, they've been met with freak accidents-as if some spirit still lingers in the old plywood and fading paint. Some say this spirit has manifested as a little girl that roams the lot after dark. She is waiting to tell the true ghost story behind the ones recorded on celluloid. It's a story that begins one hundred years ago-before Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff-with a German artist, his muse and the secret behind the birth of American horror. A young Maddie Ulm and her mother, cast out of their small German village due to her mother's dabbling in the occult, do their best to eke out a living. When Maddie is struck with the spanish flu, it's her mother's rituals that bring her back from death, but changed. Frozen at her young age and unable to die, Maddy fights for her place in the world. She starts to use her gifts as a sideshow attraction, dying and returning to life in increasingly elaborate ways. She quickly learns the value of her unique relationship with death, as she becomes involved in the nascent german film industry. Her talents are recognized, and she is invited to Hollywood, where she works with such greats as Lon Cheney and Boris Karloff, putting her mark on American Horror's foundational cinema, though her condition keeps her from achieving the credit and power she desires"--
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1965 March 29-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tatum, Bradford
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Horror films
  • Immortality
  • FICTION / Horror
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
  • FICTION / Occult & Supernatural
  • Horror films
  • Immortality
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • California
  • California
Label
Only the dead know Burbank : a novel, Bradford Tatum
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936347642
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780062428752
Lccn
2016016057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936347642
Label
Only the dead know Burbank : a novel, Bradford Tatum
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936347642
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780062428752
Lccn
2016016057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936347642

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