Legendary Bill Landis finally gets a biography from writer Preston Vaselle.
Preston Vassil is an author and journalist known primarily for his work on the horror and crime genres. His articles have appeared in FANGORIA, Rue Morgue, Scream magazine, and Cinedump.com. In the Circle of Horror, Fasl is probably best known for his first novel, hell ladyA bloodstained stroll through the sandy streets of 42nd Street in New York during the 1970s. In his last novel, Vile Illusions of Quentin SergenovFassel takes the world of wrestling and shape-shifting into prehistoric times. Fassel’s latest edition is a biography of the late great Bill Landis, perhaps the most respected and famous name in the Grindhouse press. The book is titled Landis: The Story of a Real Man on 42nd Street.
While other magazines were interested in behind-the-scenes information, tributes, and SFX tutorials, the Landis Sleazy Express was one part film magazine and one part anthropological study. He harshly criticized the grindhouse films that played theaters on 42nd Street while also documenting the moribund subculture that grew up around them.
A glimpse into the movie Commentary and Rolling Stone for his groundbreaking work, Mr. Landis. The Sleazoid’ character and double life as an adult movie star hides the pain behind the increase. He was a child genius whose mind has alienated him from his peers. A sexual assault survivor who numbs his trauma with drugs; a masterful outcast who feels at home only among other outcasts. After achieving sobriety and stability in life as a husband and father And author, Landis seemed to have turned a corner, but the ghosts of Times Square were not far from him.
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He died at the age of 48 on the eve of what should have been a successful comeback, his legacy was nominally forgotten, most of his work lost, and his memory relegated to a sideline in the history of journalism. Finally, through this biographyAnd Fans will have a book that brings together the full story of his life, from his childhood in England to his meteoric rise in the New York vice scene in the 1980s to his tragic demise on the streets of Chicago.
“When I first read Sleazoid Express as a teenager in Oklahoma, Bell’s work opened my eyes to 42nd Street and this cursed kingdom I had never known existed. It was the writings of he and Michelle Clifford that got me interested in exploiting cinema and grindhouse culture in the first place, and I wouldn’t have On my writing career today if I never had this book.The more I discover about him and this amazing life he lived and this very sad and premature death at the age of only 49, the more I became determined that he would not sink into obscurity and that his influence and importance in genre writing would not be lost or forget, ” Fasl says.
Landis It will be released on December 7thNS 2021, to coincide with the 13NS Landis’ death anniversary. “Dates and numbers mean a lot to Bill, so I think announcing this anniversary celebration means a lot to him,” break ends. Pre-order Landis: The Story of a Real Man on 42nd Street at Amazon at this link.
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