“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.” — Ray Bradbury. Joseph McBride’s 1992 biography FRANK CAPRA: THE CATASTROPHE OF SUCCESS was described by Barry Gewen in The New York Times Book Review as “Masterly, comprehensive, and frequently surprising.” What readers did not know then was how arduous it was to reveal the hidden truth about this iconic American figure. While McBride was researching and writing for more than seven years, he was fighting a pitched legal battle with his original publisher and allies of the celebrated film director. FRANKLY: UNMASKING FRANK CAPRA is McBride’s revealing, harrowing, often darkly comical account of that Kafkaesque but ultimately successful struggle.
Frankly: Unmasking Frank Capra
Joseph McBride, author