On October 28, 1935, a group of young actors from NewYork opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre in PulitzerPrize-winning playwright Sidney Kingsley's Dead End.
In 1937, producer Samuel Goldwyn and director William Wylerimported six of the actors for United Artists’ Dead End film version.Their performances pleased audiences so much that their characters were writteninto nearly seven dozen sequels produced during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s asfeature films and serials at Warner Bros., Universal Studios, and MonogramPictures. Many actors appeared in the series, including Billy Halop, BobbyJordan, Huntz Hall, Charles Duncan, Bernard Punsly, Gabriel Dell, FrankieThomas, Billy Benedict, David Gorcey, and Leo Gorcey. Leading men appearingopposite the boys included James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, JohnGarfield, Pat O'Brien, and Ronald Reagan, to name only a few.
Author Richard Roats chronicled the series about the boys,who were also known as the “Bowery Boys,” the “Little Tough Guys,” or the “EastSide Kids.” His first two books explored the history of the films, Hollywood'sMade-to-Order Punks: The Complete Film History of the Dead End Kids and Hollywood'sMade-to-Order Punks Part 2, A Pictorial History of the Dead End Kids.
Now, the ultimate third edition in the trilogy brings youmore than 1,000 photos in a stunning collection that captures the charactersand films on and off the screen as only photographs can. Hollywood’s Made toOrder Punks Part 3, The Faces of The Angels With Dirty Faces takes youthrough a treasure trove of images in a definitive masterworkcompilation.
Available in hardback, paperback, and e-book editions. 8chapters filled with large-size illustrations from the author’s personalcollection, including portraits, publicity photos, scene stills, lobby cards,posters, and notes about all 81 films. Indexed.
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