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Author Robbins, Tod, 1888-1949.

Title Freaks and fantasies / by Tod Robbins ; edited by Chris Mikul.

Imprint Shreveport, LA : Ramble House, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.52 R538f 2007    ---  Available
Description 266 p. ; 23 cm.
Note "Tod Robbins, athlete, socialite and author of a brace of remarkable horror stories, was born Clarence Aaron Robbins in Brooklyn, New York, on 25 June 1888. His grandfather, Aaron Robbins, was a successful merchant; his parents, Clarence and Eloise, were prominent members of New York society. In 1923, Munsey's Magazine published 'Spurs', which Tod Browning used as the basis of his notorious 1932 quasi-horror film Freaks. Browning and his writers took the basic set-up of Robbins's story--a beautiful circus performer marries a dwarf for the money he has inherited--and made many changes to it, including giving it a new and notably gruesome ending."
Subject Freak shows -- Fiction.
Amusement parks -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Mystery fiction.
Added Author Mikul, Chris.
ISBN 9781605430751

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