THIS GAY KNIGHT: The Autobiography Of A Modern Chevalier by Frank Scully

THIS GAY KNIGHT: The Autobiography Of A Modern Chevalier

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Although the title may be a bit self-inflated, this writer's story of the last four decades provides interesting insights into the glamorous, fast-moving world of public relations, commercial writing, and motion pictures, in which he has moved for so long. It also gives heart to those who are plagued by sickness. Scully, known for his Fun In Bed books, has been hindered so long by serious illnesses he calls himself ""a five star general in the army of pain"". In spite of his troubles, he tells us, he has found success as a writer and as a champion of the underdog. Some of his best material includes a fight against crime in Los Angeles which led to the recall of a major. Other stories include his fight for Upton Sinclair and the 1934 EPIC plan, his assumption of state duties in helping the insane and juvenile delinquents, and his back yard acquaintances with such notables as Rex Ingram, John Ford, Harry Carey, and many others. His revelation of ghost writing for Frank Harris, his espousal of the liberal cause, and his constant fight against physical disability make his story one of interesting turns and surprises. Breezily written, packed with anecdote, it should have a fairly wide appeal.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1962
Publisher: Chilton