Shane Brown lives in Norwich, UK, and has recently completed his PhD, which discusses representations of queerness and male-male intimacy in American and European films between 1912 and 1924. He has co-authored with Mark Jancovich an article about the critical reception of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff during the 1930s and 1940s. A piece on the first African American film director, Oscar Micheaux, will be published in a forthcoming collection. Shane is also the author of Breaking Point, a novel about homophobia in schools, and is currently working on a second novel.
INTRODUCTION Jack Pickford – actor, director, and alleged womaniser, alcoholic, drug-user, bootlegger and all-around scoundrel. Born in 1896, Jack was the brother of Mary Pickford, the Queen of Hollywood during[…]