The Films Of Fay Wray

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Widely acclaimed as a horror movie actress, Fay Wray is best remembered for her performances in King Kong and four other classic 1930s film thrillers, Doctor X, The Most Dangerous Game, Mystery of the Wax Museum and The Vampire Bat. Yet her film career encompassed much more than these memorable turns as a damsel in distress. Wray appeared in 77 feature films between 1925 and 1958, playing leading roles in 67 of these. Sadly, the true breadth of Wray’s film career is not readily apparent today, as many of her films, including her entire silent film output, have been lost or are available only on a limited archival basis. This heavily illustrated filmography of Wray’s work at last makes obvious her sizeable contribution to the film industry. It begins with an overview of her professional acting career, from her period of great demand after the making of King Kong to her gradual decline in the late 1930s. The filmography is divided into three sections that describe and discuss the complete collection of Fay Wray’s films. The first section introduces Wray’s early silent feature film appearances; the second covers her “leading lady” period in popular horror thrillers and other films in the sound era; and the third covers her latter-day supporting roles. Two appendices document her work in theatrical film shorts and her television appearances. Commentary throughout also includes first-person interviews with Fay Wray.

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Researcher Roy Kinnard is also the author of McFarland’s Science Fiction Serials (1998), Horror in Silent Films (1999) and editor of McFarland’s “The Lost World” of Willis O’Brien (1993). Commercial artist Tony Crnkovich has written a number of articles for Classic Images. They both live in Chicago.

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"The picture quality is breathtaking." --Classic Images

"I cannot think of a better book to recommend...a wealth of information." --Scary Monsters

"The book is as appealing as its subject...sports the most generous collection of Fay Wray photos seen anywhere...the book to beat...will make any Kong fan smile." --Monsters From The Vault

"I cannot think of a better book to recommend...a wealth of information." --Scary Monsters

"The book is as appealing as its subject...sports the most generous collection of Fay Wray photos seen anywhere...the book to beat...will make any Kong fan smile." --Monsters From The Vault

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