Peter Cushing: The Complete Memoirs
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Peter Cushing: The Complete Memoirs

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This lavish new book collects both volumes of Peter Cushing’s memoirs – An Autobiography and Past Forgetting – with extensive unseen material from his private collection. Cushing was widely known as ‘the gentleman of horror’, his kind and sensitive nature a sharp contrast with the Hammer Horror roles that dominated his work from the 1950s onwards. This is Cushing’s own acc...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Signum (first published April 23rd 2013)
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Mikael
I am a Peter Cushing nut. I’ve read a number of books about him and seen many of his television performances and appearances, not to mention 82 of his films (which latter takes a lot of tracking down and getting hold of). My admiration for the man is as great as my admiration for the actor, so I guess what I’m trying to say is that I will try to be objective when reviewing his memoirs, but that I’m unlikely to succeed.

This volume is comprised of Cushing’s two autobiographies, An Autobiography 19...more
Barry Hammond
While not as complete an account of Cushing's life as was David Miller's "Peter Cushing: A Life In Film," Cushing's own memoirs, originally published in two volumes and here presented in one book with new forewords, introductions, and appendixes, have a personality, charm and appeal that's all their own. Fans of the Hammer films will probably appreciate Miller's book more as there are more remembrances of those films and many other stories about Cushing's performances by others, his own recollec...more
Aaron
I love this man, and I love this book. It includes both of his autobiographies and a rough draft of his first autobiography. The book is informative, funny and sentimental. He writes well and reveals just enough.
Chip
There was some really funny stuff in this book, as well as some tender stories when he discusses his wife. Excellent book.
Simon
Fascinating set of memoirs, only a little thin on the Hammer years
Wendy
Brilliant Birthday Present.
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Born Peter Winton Cushing was an English actor, known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played the distinguished-looking but sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein and the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing, amongst many other roles, often appearing opposite Christopher Lee, and occasionally Vincent Price. A familiar face on both sides of the Atlantic, his most famous roles outside...more
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