The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ

Everything Left to Know About the Campy Cult Classic

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ

Everything Left to Know About the Campy Cult Classic

Series: FAQ Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books Format: Softcover Author: Dave Thompson

The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ is the in-depth story of not only the legendary stage show and movie but of a unique period in theatrical history – in the movie's UK homeland as well as overseas. Rocky Horror has been performed worldwide for more than 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Inside these pages, we see Rocky Horror as sexual cabaret and political subversion, as modern mega-hit and Broadway disaster. At the movie house, we learn when to shout, what to throw – and why people even do those things. Here is the full story of the play's original creation; its forebears and its influences are laid out in loving detail, together with both the triumphs and tragedies that attended it across the next 40 forty years.

Packed with anecdotes, The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ is the story of dozens of worldwide performances and the myriad stars who have been featured in them. From Tim Curry to Anthony Head, from Reg Livermore to Gary Glitter, from Daniel Abineri to Tom Hewitt, the lives and careers of the greatest ever Frank N. Furters stalk the pages, joined by the Riff-Raffs, Magentas, Columbias, and all.

The book also includes the largest and most in-depth Rocky Horror discography ever published, plus a unique timeline – The Ultimate Rocky Horror Chronology – detailing the who, what, where, and when of absolute pleasure.

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$19.99 (US) Inventory #HL 00139671 ISBN: 9781495007477 UPC: 888680038359 Width: 6.0" Length: 9.0" 376 pages


  • “A socko wacko weirdo rock concert.” – WNBC-TV
  • “A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time-warped phenomena in show business.” – The New York Times
  • “Campy trash.” – Time
  • “[The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ] isn't simply a compendium of dates, data, trivia – albeit it serves that purpose. The real kick comes early as the author puts the production's 1973 debut on the London stage into the context of its origins: the entendre-laden tradition of naughty British humor (Benny Hill in drag?), the rise of glam rock and its affectionate backwards nod toward 1950s rock and roll, and the UK's recent loosening of theater censorship and decriminalization of homosexuality.” – Shepherd Express
  • “For the midnight-movie fan who can't get enough of toast or Janet, The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ by Dave Thompson is exactly what you want to give them. This book is absolutely jammed with facts, stories, fun-to-know details, everything you ever wanted to know about Frank-N-Furter and more.” –Naples (Fla.) Daily News

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