Tuesday, September 11, 2012

About Val Lewton (born Vladimir Ivan Leventon)

Bansak, Edmund G. and  Wise, Robert (2003) Fearing the dark: The Val Lewton career. McFarland & Company, 2003.
[First published in 1995 by the same publisher as the 2003 reprint]

Bodeen, DeWitt (1977) More from Hollywood: The Careers of 15 Great American Stars. Gazelle Book Services Ltd, 1977.
[Has a chapter about Lewton and another chapter about his aunt “Nazimova”.]

Books about Val Lewton from The Val Lewton B-Unit Web Page

Brosnan, John (1976) The horror people. St Martin’s Press, 1976.
[Chapter 4 is about “Lewton and Company”]

Nemerov, Alexander (2005) Icons of grief : Val Lewton's home front pictures. University of California Press, 2005.

Siegel, Joel E. (1973) Val Lewton: the reality of terror. Viking Press, 1973.
[Highly recommended as a biographical source. I believe it is out of print.]

The Val Lewton B-Unit Web Page

Thesiger, Martita (1995) Book reviews: Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Career. Bright Lights Film Journal. Issue 15 November 1995.
[Lewton referred to as having a “schizoid personality”]

Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows. (2007) (documentary) Director: Kent Jones.

Vieira, Mark A. (2003) Darkness, Darkness: The Films of Val Lewton. Bright Lights Film Journal.

Wikipedia contributors (accessed 2010) Val Lewton. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

This list of sources of information about Val Lewton is now a part of Lili Marlene's newest ebook, which can be downloaded here from Smashwords: 

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