Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood


It’s “a story about the battle between art and business, from a man torn between both worlds who lived to tell the tale”. The story, that is, of film director Curtis Harrington, as told by the man himself. Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood, Carrington’s posthumous autobiography, is released next week.

And the following week, Harrington’s short films are anthologised on DVD for the first time. That includes the two versions of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher which book-ended his six-decade career, as well as Wormwood Star, his study of visionary artist Marjorie Cameron.

On the off-chance that you do not regard this news as immediate cause for high excitement, catch up on the Curtis Harrington story here, including a short documentary.


  1. Jay

    He did What’s the Matter with Helen and Gloria Swanson’s last film KILLER BEES =Which I’ve never been able to find. Never knew about the early films!

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