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.