Tod Browning:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library











Overviews and general books and articles
Journal Articles

Articles and Books on Individual films

Bombaci, Nancy
Freaks in late modernist American culture : Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Tod Browning, and Carson McCullers New York : Peter Lang, c2006.
MAIN: PS374.M535 B66 2006;
Degeneration, anti-semitism, and the enfreakment of modernism -- Nathanael West's aspiring freakish flaneurs -- "Well of course, I used to be absolutely gorgeous, dear" : the female interviewer as subject/object in Djuna Barnes's journalism -- Heredity, transvestism, and the limits of self-fashioning in Nightwood -- Horror, melodrama, and mutable masculine identity in Tod Browning's films -- "This thing I long for I know not what" : Carson McCullers and the melodrama of the domesticated freak -- Conclusion : deviance, defiance, and the problem of "weirdness".

The cinema of Tod Browning : essays of the macabre and grotesque
Edited by Bernd Herzogenrath. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.B773 C56 2008

The films of Tod Browning
Edited by Bernd Herzogenrath. London: Black Dog Pub. Date c2006.
Main Stack PN1998.3.B773.F55 2006
Contents: The films of Tod Browning : an overview long past / Vivian Sobchack -- Tod Browning and the slapstick genre / Boris Henry -- Staging deception : theatrical illusionism in Browning's films of the 1920s / Matthew Solomon -- The spectator's spectacle : Tod Browning's theatre / Stefanie Diekmann, Ekkehard Knorer -- Double identity : presence and absence in the films of Tod Browning / Alec Charles -- Body dreams : Lon Chaney and Tod Browning , thesaurus anatomicus / Nicole Brenez -- Between silence and sound : ventriloquism and the advent of the voice in The unholy tree / Robin Blyn -- White bo(d)y in wonderland : cultural alterity and sexual desire in Where East is East / Stefan Brandt -- Speaking with eyes : Tod Browning's Dracula and its phantom camera / Elisabeth Bronfen -- Tod Browning's thematic continuity and stylisitic development in Iron Man / Leger Grindon -- The monstrous body/politic of Freaks / Bernd Herzogenrath -- Mark of the vampire /

Fischer, Dennis.
"Tod Browning." In: Horror film directors, 1931-1990 / Dennis Fischer. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1991.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 F5 1991

The Hollywood professionals; Tod Browning
by Stuart Rosenthal : Don Siegel / by Judith M. Kass. London : Tantivy Press ; New York : A.S. Barnes, [1975]
PFA : PN1998.3.B78 H6 1975

Linaker, Kay
"Tod Browning and James Whale." In: Eye on science fiction : 20 interviews with classic SF and horror filmmakers / by Tom Weaver. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2003.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S26.E9 2003

Manon, Hugh S.
"Seeing Through Seeing Through: The Trompe L'OeiI Effect and Bodily Difference in the Cinema of Tod Browning." Framework: The Journal of Cinema & Media, Spring2006, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p60-82, 23p
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Newman, Kim.
"Tod Browning (1882-1962). Sight & Sound, Sep2009, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p26-27, 2p
UC users only The article profiles motion picture director Tod Browning. Browning's horror film "Dracula" led to the production of his motion picture "Freaks," which was later sold to low-budget distributors by motion picture studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) due to their dissatisfaction with the film. Browning collaborated with actor Lon Chaney on several films, including "London After Midnight" and "The Unknown."

Skal, David J
Dark carnival: the secret world of Tod Browning--Hollywood's master of the macabre / David J. Skal and Elias Savada. 1st ed. New York: Anchor Books, 1995.
UCB Main PN1998.3.B773 S53 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.B773 S53 1995

Devil Doll

Norden, Martin F.
"Freaks and The Devil Doll." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Summer98, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p86, 9p
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Norden, Martin F.; Cahill, Madeleine A.
"Violence, Women, and Disability in Tod Browning's 'Freaks' and 'The Devil Doll.'" Journal of Popular Film and Television v26, n2 (Summer, 1998):86 (9 pages).
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Wood, Bret.
"The witch, the devil and the code." (influence of the Production Code on the making of 'The Devil Doll') Film Comment v28, n6 (Nov-Dec, 1992):52 (5 pages).
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Dracula

General works on film versions of Dracula

Bojarski, Richard.
The films of Bela Lugosi / by Richard Bojarski 1st ed Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1980
Main Stack PN2859.H86.L832

Joslin, Lyndon W.
Count Dracula goes to the movies : Stoker's novel adapted, 1922-1995 / by Lyndon W. Joslin. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1999.
MAIN: PR6037.T617 D784 2006
Main Stack PR6037.T617.D784 1999 (earlier editions
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0613/2006014826.html

Kelly, Kevin E.
"Lugosi In Hollywood: a Hungarian Actor's Rise and Fall as A Movie Star." Hungarian Studies Review; 1996 11(1): 115-135, 21p.

Oates, Joyce Carol.
"Dracula (Tod Browning, 1931): The Vampire's Secret." Southwest Review, vol. 76 no. 4. 1991 Autumn. pp: 498-510.
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Discusses Tod Browning's film `Dracula.' Role of Bela Lugosi; How the film made the author reflect on anxieties and revelations; Priestliness of the figure of Count Dracula.

Odell, Colin.
"Tod Browning." In: The pocket essential horror films / Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc. Harpenden : Pocket Essentials, 2001.
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Romer, Richard Ira.
The cinematic treatment of the protagonists in Murnau's Nosferatu, Browning's Dracula and Whale's Frankenstein Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, [19--]
PFA : PN1995.9.H6 R66 1984

Skal, David J.
Hollywood gothic: the tangled web of Dracula from novel to stage to screen / David J. Skal. New York: Norton, c1990.
UCB Main PR6037.T617 D787 1990

Spadoni, Robert
"Dracula as Uncanny Theater." In: Uncanny bodies : the coming of sound film and the origins of the horror genre / Robert Spadoni. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 S66 2007

Spadoni, Robert
"The Mystery of Dracula." In: Uncanny bodies : the coming of sound film and the origins of the horror genre / Robert Spadoni. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 S66 2007

Freaks

Adams, Rachel.
Sideshow U.S.A: freaks and the American cultural imagination / Rachel Adams. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Main Stack GV1835.A33 2001

Bellin, Joshua David.
"Seeing Things: The "Freak" on Film." In: Framing monsters : fantasy film and social alienation Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.F36 B45 2005;

Biklen, Bogdan, D.; Shapiro, A.; Spelkoman, D. "The disabled: media's monster." Social Policy (1982), pp. 3235 fall.

Bombaci, Nancy
Freaks in late modernist American culture : Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Tod Browning, and Carson McCullers New York : Peter Lang, c2006.
MAIN: PS374.M535 B66 2006;
Degeneration, anti-semitism, and the enfreakment of modernism -- Nathanael West's aspiring freakish flaneurs -- "Well of course, I used to be absolutely gorgeous, dear" : the female interviewer as subject/object in Djuna Barnes's journalism -- Heredity, transvestism, and the limits of self-fashioning in Nightwood -- Horror, melodrama, and mutable masculine identity in Tod Browning's films -- "This thing I long for I know not what" : Carson McCullers and the melodrama of the domesticated freak -- Conclusion : deviance, defiance, and the problem of "weirdness".

Brintnall, Kent L.
"The Moral Demand of the 'Loving Cup': The Presence of the Abject Body in Tod Browning's Freaks and the Christian Eucharist." Golem, Volume 1, Issue 1 (2006, Spring)
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Chivers, Sally
"The horror of becoming "one of us"." In: Screening disability: essays on cinema and disability. Edited by Christopher R. Smit, Anthony Enns. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, c2001.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H34 S39 2001

Church, David
"Freakery, Cult Films, and the Problem of Ambivalence." Journal of Film and Video Volume 63, Number 1, Spring 2011 pp. 3-17
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Cook, Meira
"None of us: ambiguity as moral discourse in Tod Browning's Freaks." In: Screening disability: essays on cinema and disability. Edited by Christopher R. Smit, Anthony Enns. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, c2001.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H34 S39 2001

Etxeberria, Juan González
"Metamorphosing Worlds in the Cinema of the Fantastic." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature & Culture: A WWWeb Journal; Dec2008, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p1-12, 12p
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Gaycken, Oliver
"Disabling the viewer: perceptions of disability in Tod Browning's Freaks / Nicole Markotic -- Tod Browning and the monstrosity of Hollywood style." In: Screening disability: essays on cinema and disability. Edited by Christopher R. Smit, Anthony Enns. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, c2001.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H34 S39 2001

Hawkins, Joan
"From Horror to Avant-gared: Tod Browning's Freaks" In: Cutting edge : art-horror and the horrific avant-garde Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000.
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MAIN: PN1995.9.E96 H38 2000

Hawkins, Joan
"From Horror to Avant Garde: Tod Browning's Freaks." In: Cutting edge : art-horror and the horrific avant-garde Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000.
MAIN: PN1995.9.E96 H38 2000

Hawkins, Joan.
"'One of Us': Tod Browning's Freaks." In: Freakery: cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body / edited by Rosemarie Garland Thomson. pp: 265-76. New York: New York University Press, c1996.
Anthropology GT6730.F74 1996
Main Stack GT6730.F74 1996
Partial contents via Google books

Herzogenrath, Bernd.
"Join the United Mutations: Tod Browning's Freaks." Post Script: Essays in Film & the Humanities. 21(3):8-19. 2002

Herzogenrath, Bernd.
"The monstrous body/politic of Freaks." In: The films of Tod Browning
Edited by Bernd Herzogenrath. London: Black Dog Pub. Date c2006.
Main Stack PN1998.3.B773.F55 2006

Herzogenrath, Bernd.
"Tod Browning's Freaks and the Fraternity of the Fragmented." In: The EmBodyment of American culture / Heinz Tschachler, Maureen Devine, Michael Draxlbauer, eds. Munster : Lit ; Piscataway, NJ : Transaction Publishers [distributor], c2003.
Main Stack GT497.U6.E63 2003
Partial contents via Google books

Larsen, Robin Haller, Beth A.
"The Case of Freaks: Public reception of real disability." Journal of Popular Film and Television, 29 (4): 164(9), January 2002.
[part I] UC users only
"The writers examine the American public's rejection of Freaks, a 1932 circus horror film in which almost all the characters were people with disabilities. They attempt to connect the public's extreme reaction to American cultural ideas of the physical body and theories about fears of disability, as well as to describe the film's interplay with changes in the social construction of disability. Among other things, they show that Freaks was interpreted not only as being filled with disgusting images but as exploitative of "pitiable" people. They also suggest that Freaks reinforced the cultural link between evil and disability/ugliness." [Art Index]

Lugowski, David.
"The Monsters: Scarface, Freaks, and The Old Dark House." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007)

Maddrey, Joseph
"Tod Browning: Side Shows." In: Nightmares in red, white and blue : the evolution of the American horror film / Joseph Maddrey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 M24 2004
Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 M24 2004
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Markotic, Nicole
"Disabling the viewer: perceptions of disability in Tod Browning's Freaks." In: Screening disability: essays on cinema and disability. Edited by Christopher R. Smit, Anthony Enns. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, c2001.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H34 S39 2001

McRoy, Jay; Crucianelli, Guy
"'I Panic the World': Benevolent Exploitation in Tod Browning's Freaks and Harmony Korine's Gummo." Journal of Popular Culture, Apr2009, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p257-272, 16p
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Norden, Martin F.
"Freaks and The Devil Doll." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Summer98, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p86, 9p
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Norden, Martin F.; Cahill, Madeleine A.
"Violence, Women, and Disability in Tod Browning's 'Freaks' and 'The Devil Doll.'" Journal of Popular Film and Television v26, n2 (Summer, 1998):86 (9 pages).
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"Part of a special issue on violence in film and television. The writers look at Tod Browning's 1920s films Freaks and The Devil Doll. They discuss Browning's decision in these films to inscribe disabled women as violent, which was virtually without precedent in the movies and violated one of mainstream society's most deeply held beliefs about disabled women. They look at the circumstances that surrounded the making of these two movies and examine Browning's strategies for representing the women characters and their actions." [Art Index]

Norden, Martin F.; Cahill, Madeleine A.
"Violence, Women, and Disability in Tod Browning's 'Freaks' and 'The Devil Doll.'" In: The horror film reader / edited by Alain Silver & James Ursini. New York : Limelight Editions, 2000.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.H68 2000
PFA PN1995.9.H6.H68 2000

Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)
"Freaks" In: The hidden cinema : British film censorship in action, 1913-1972 / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1989.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.65.G7 R641 1989

Sen, Jhuma
"Disabling Stereotypes in Cinema: Freaks."

Snyder, Sharon L.; Mitchell, David T.
"Re-engaging the Body: Disability Studies and the Resistance to Embodiment." Public Culture, Volume 13, Number 3, Fall 2001, pp. 367-389 (Article)
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Thomas, John
"Freaks by Tod Browning." Film Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Spring, 1964), pp. 59-61
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Vieira, Mark A.
"Tod Browning's Freaks (1932): Production Notes and Analysis." Bright Lights Film Journal, vol. 32, pp. (no pagination), Apr 2001

Whittington-Walsh, Fiona
"From Freaks to Savants: disability and hegemony from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) to Sling Blade (1997)." Disability & Society; Oct2002, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p695-707, 13p
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The Unknown

Koller, Michael.

"The Unknown." Senses of Cinema vol. 16, pp. (no pagination), September 2001
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Randell, Karen.
"Masking the Horror of Trauma: The Hysterical Body of Lon Chaney" Screen, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 216-21, Summer 2003 UC users only

Worland, Rick.
"Edges of the horror film : Lon Chaney, Tod Browning, and The unknown (1927)." In: The horror film : an introduction / Rick Worland.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.W64 2007
Moffitt PN1995.9.H6.W64 2007


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