Created by Tom Tolnay
Hooray for Hollyweird.
Hard luck NY reporter IGOR LOPES grew up in the South Bronx, part Spanish and part WASP, and all outsider. He is kidnapped by Linda Darnell, with Eric von Stroheim at the wheel, taken to a freaky mansion where he meets Arthur Treacher and Lon Chaney, Jr., is coerced by Sydney Greenstreet, and escapes with Marilyn Monroe. And this is only one of the supernatural gangs battling each other for survival in Celluloid Gangs (1990), by Tom Tolnay.
Meanwhile, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, and Joan Crawford are batting for the other team. Apparently, these dead movie stars from Hollywood's Golden Age enjoy some kind of weird half-life because they are immortalized on film and in the consciousness of the living. But this life force ebbs as they fade from the public memory.
Mike Resnick compared this book to a cross between Stuart Kaminsky's Toby Peters and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Igor slipped even further away from the real world into the silver screen shadows in the sequel, The Big House (1992).
Report respectfully submitted by David Nobriga.
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