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Books by Val Lewton

[Below: undated newspaper clip from the Lewton scrapbooks, Library of Congress, Washington DC:]

"Val Lewton, author of 'No Bed of Her Own,' which is running serially in the Mirror, stopped at a gas filling station near his home in Riverside, Conneticut, the other day, to purchase a couple of galllons of gas for his car. The attendant, with the paper he had been reading under his arm, proceeded to serve Mr. Lewton, who noted that the paper was none other than The Mirror, and that the page the chap had been looking at was the one carrying his serial, for he could see plainly, "No Bed of Her Own," by Val Lewton, with the line "man begs, woman sells' – Victor Hugo, which he had chosen as a sort of theme introduction.

"Say," asked Val, curious to learn the reaction of his public, "Is that a good serial that you're reading?"

"Swell," came back the filling station attendant,"it's by Victor Hugo."


Books about Val Lewton here.

  1. Panther Skin and Grapes
    Poynton Press 1923
    A book of poetry
  2. Improved Road
    Published in Edinburgh, Scotland 1924
    Novel
  3. The Cossack Sword
    Collins and Sons, Scotland 1926
    Novel (released in Amerca as The Rape of Glory in 1931)
    "Val Lewton's Rape of Glory is a flop in this country, but is a best seller in England under the title 'Sword of the Cossack" Variety, April 26, 1932
  4. The Fateful Star Murder
    Mohwak Press 1931
    Written with Herbert Kerkow
  5. Where the Cobra Sings
    Macaulay Publishing Company 1932
    Novel written under pseudonym Cosmo Forbes
  6. No Bed of Her Own
    Vanguard Press 1932
    Novel (According to Joel Siegel's The Reality of Terror, this book was so succesful it was translated & published in 12 countries.) Kingly books has issued a new printing of this book. Their web site is here.
  7. Yearly Lease
    Vanguard Press 1933
    Novel
    Read Chapter One of Yearly Lease here.
  8. Four Wives
    Vanguard Press 1933
    Novel written under pseudonym Carlos Keith
  9. A Laughing Woman
    Vanguard Press 1933
    Novel written under pseudonym Carlos Keith
  10. This Fool Passion
    Vanguard Press 1933
    Novel written under pseudonym Carlos Keith

Edmund Bansak's Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Career lists Lewton as having contributed journalism to the magazines Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Adventure, Biography, American Mercury, The Mentor, and New York Times Magazine. Lewton also contributed the short story The Bagheeta to the July, 1930 Weird Tales.

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Lewton Links

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Lewton RKO Films
Cat People*
I Walked With A Zombie*
The Leopard Man*
The Seventh Victim*
The Ghost Ship*
Curse of the Cat People*
Youth Runs Wild
Mademoiselle Fifi*
Isle of the Dead
The Body Snatcher*
Bedlam

Other Lewton Films
My Own True Love*
Please Believe Me*
Apache Drums*
Misc Films

*Pages under construction

CAST AND CREW PAGES

Sir Lancelot Pinard
SIR LANCELOT PINARD

Simone Simon
SIMONE SIMON

Frances Dee
FRANCES DEE

Jane Randolph
JANE RANDOLPH

cinemagraphe

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