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Merton of the Movies
Fiction. Ever since its debut in the Saturday Evening Post in 1919, MERTON OF THE MOVIES has delighted book and film lovers alike and is considered one of the first real Hollywood novels. Filled with lighthearted film parodies, glimpses into a bygone Hollywood era, and a likable main character, it is easy to understand why MERTON OF THE MOVIES inspired an often-revived Bro ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Heyday Books
(first published 1922)
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Absolutely priceless. Merton (or the Feckless Gubb, as his girlfriend calls him) is a 1919 version of Dustin's Dojo. This book is a charming satire, adventure, and time capsule all rolled into one and I was giggling all the way through.
Editor of the humor magazine Puck 1896-1902.More about Harry Leon Wilson...