Oh Dad, a Search for Robert Mitchum Paperback / softback
by Lloyd Robson
Robert Mitchum - aka 'Mr Bad Taste', 'Trouble Himself', 'The Man with the Immoral Face', 'Daddy Bad' - was the original Hollywood bad-boy and one of the greatest screen actors of the twentieth century.
But his pre-fame life is cloaked in mystery, the truth hidden within conflicting tales of time spent as a Depression-era hobo, prizefighter, escaped felon - and secret poet.
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. "Oh Dad!" is the result - a boozy, drug-fuelled attempt to define masculinity in the modern age and to match the standards set by the ultimate man and the personification of Film Noir, Robert Mitchum.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 544 pages, Illustrations, ports.
- Publisher: Parthian Books
- Publication Date: 02/06/2008
- Category: Individual actors & performers
- ISBN: 9781905762132