Pleasant Nightmares – Dr. Neff and His Madhouse of Mystery
by William V. Rauscher
This book is about an eerie entertainer who specialized in the supernatural. Bill Neff, called « The Master of Many Haunts » brought to his midnight audiences an assortment of zombies, goofy spooks, glamorous ghosts, and other varied and weird spirits. Newspapers proclaimed « Neff’s show makes eyes pop, pulses hop, and hearts skip a beat. »
Author William V. Rauscher presents an incisive and penetrating look at a complex man who succumbed to his own creation. With a foreword by McCarl Roberts, Pleasant Nightmares is the story of one of the best spook magicians of his time, whose theatrical attraction was entitled « Madhouse of Mystery », a show that guaranteed suspense, shudder, shakes and shivers.
Pages 315 – Hardbound, Over 325 photos and illustrations.