Hilary Knight collection, with his signature on front pastedown. First Edition. Oversize quarto, and over 750 black and white illustrations. This "exciting, true-life pictorial autobiography" tells the story of Joe Bonomo, who, despite lapsing into obscurity, came from humble beginnings to become one of the leading strongmen of the silent era best known for playing multiple roles in The Island of the Lost Souls. Despite a career cut short when his thick Brooklyn accent ran headlong into the advent of the talkie, Bonomo went on to develop groundbreaking new concepts in marketing, fitness, and publishing. Hundreds of photographs of the Golden Age of Hollywood bring his story to life. Tight binding.