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The two Frank Thrings / Peter Fitzpatrick
Bib ID 6934957
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Fitzpatrick, Peter, 1944- author
 
Description Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, [2015] 
©2015 
ix, 564 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781922235657 (paperback)
Summary

“They shared a name, of course, and their physical resemblance was startling. And both Frank Thrings were huge figures in the landscape of the twentieth-century Australian film and theatre. … Peter Fitzpatrick’s compelling dual biography tells the story of two remarkable characters. … following the tracks of two men who did all they could to cover their tracks, and to conceal ‘the self’: Frank the father used secrecy and slight-of-hand as strategies for self-protection; Frank the son masked a thoroughly reclusive personality with flamboyant self-parody. It’s also a the tale of a lost relationship – and of the power a father may have had, even over a son who hardly knew him.”--Back cover.

Notes

Includes filmography.

IIncludes bibliographical references and index.

Reproduction Originally published: 2012. 
Awards National Biography Award of Australia, 2013. 
Subjects Thring, Francis William, 1882-1936.  |  Thring, Frank, 1926-1994.  |  Efftee Film Productions -- History.  |  Motion picture industry -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Actors -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Motion picture producers and directors -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Australian

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