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    3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    612-822-4611

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Landis: The Story of a Real Man on 42nd Street

Landis: The Story of a Real Man on 42nd Street

Fassel, Preston

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Publisher Price: $9.99

ISBN10: 0578304805
ISBN13: 9780578304809
Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
Published: Dec 7 2021
Pages: 148
Weight: 0.34
Height: 0.32 Width: 5.00 Depth: 8.00
Language: English

At the dawn of the 1980s, there was one serious name in horror and exploitation film criticism: Bill Landis. While other magazines were concerned with behind-the-scenes information, tributes, and SFX tutorials, Landis' Sleazoid Express was one part film journal and one part anthropological study, seriously critiquing the grindhouse movies that played the theaters of 42nd Street while also documenting the dying subculture that had grown up around them. Profiled in Film Comment and Rolling Stone for his pioneering work, Landis' over-the-top Mr. Sleazoid persona and double-life as an adult film star masked the pain behind the excess: a child genius whose intellect alienated him from his peers; a sexual abuse survivor who numbed his trauma with drugs; a consummate outcast who only felt at home among other outcasts. After settling into life as a husband, father, and author in the 90s, it seemed that Landis had turned a corner-but the ghosts of Times Square were never far behind him.

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