By Edward D. Wood Jr.
No matter if you think that you don’t comprehend him, you recognize him. Few within the Hollywood orbit have had better impact; few have skilled extra humiliating failure of their lifetime. thank you partially to the biopic directed by way of Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp and bearing his identify, Ed wooden has turn into an icon of Americana.
Perhaps the purest expression of Wood’s théma—pink angora sweaters, over-the-top violence and the fraught relationships among the sexes—can be present in his unadulterated brief tales, a lot of which (including “Blood Splatters Quickly”) seemed in short-lived “girly” magazines released in the course of the Nineteen Seventies. The 32 tales integrated right here, replete with unique typos, lovingly preserved, were tested by way of Bob Blackburn, a depended on affiliate of Kathy wooden, Ed’s widow. within the 40 years or extra when you consider that these preliminary appearances in grownup magazines, none of those tales has been to be had to the public.
Wood died in 1978, however the legacy of the director of “Plan nine from Outer Space,” “Glen or Glenda,” “Jail Bait” and such a lot of different cherished display classics has purely grown in significance. wooden speaks—not least for himself—as one in all America’s “outsiders” stuck up within the fight to discover popularity inside—and by no means extra at once than within the fabric during this booklet.
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Blood Splatters Quickly: The Collected Stories by Edward D. Wood Jr.