Oh Dad! A Search for Robert Mitchum

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Celebrating an original Hollywood bad boy who was one of the greatest screen actors of the 20th century, this account examines Robert Mitchum's largely mysterious pre-fame life as a Depression-era hobo, prizefighter, escaped felon, and secret poet. Here writer and broadcaster Lloyd Robson trailed the Eastern Seaboard in search of Mitchum, his poetry, America, a surrogate father, and how to be a man. This resulting tale is a boozy, drug-fueled attempt to define masculinity in the modern age and to match the standards set by the ultimate man and personification of film noir, Robert Mitchum.

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Lloyd Robson is a writer whose work inspired the successful radio program Oh Dad! on the BBC.

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Less a biography than a gonzo quest for the inmost poetic soul lurking beneath the machismo and drowsy disdain. -- Booklist "Booklist"

An entertaining, insightful portrait of a Hollywood movie star that avoids the deadening formula of the standard celebrity biography. . . an odd, compelling addition to the film fan's library. -- Kirkus Reviews "Kirkus Reviews"

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