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The Ghastly One - Paperback Book

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A no-holds-barred, beautifully written biography of perhaps the most underground (and maybe most depraved) filmmaker of all time, written by veteran biographer Jimmy McDonough – and presented by Nicolas Winding Refn and FAB Press in a completely re-designed paperback edition.

One of the most acclaimed film director biographies ever published. The Ghastly One: The 42nd Street Netherworld of Director Andy Milligan is back in print in paperback, following the run-away Sold Out success of its large format slipcased limited edition.

Andy Milligan, perhaps the most compelling lone wolf in cinema history, gets his due in this definitive work. A dressmaker, actor and puppeteer, Milligan cranked out explosive titles like Bloodthirsty Butchers, The Body Beneath, and The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! on threadbare budgets. Biographer and journalist Jimmy McDonough’s book serves as a history of not only the shadowy New York City sexploitation business, but also of the Caffe Cino – a tiny storefront café many consider to be the beginning of Off-Off Broadway theatre in America. Starring a cast of unforgettable, elusive characters, the gripping narrative turns grimly personal, and it’s told with unflinching honesty. Hilarious at times, deeply unsettling, and ultimately heartbreaking, THE GHASTLY ONE will haunt you long after the last page is turned.

The text has been carried over in full from the original FAB/NWR hardcover, but this edition has been completely re-designed, with an all-new layout, in portable 246mm x 189mm (10 x 7 inch) paperback format.