Penned by English Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling in 1894, The Jungle Book is a collection of allegorical stories that take place deep in the Indian jungle. The most famous stories of The Jungle Book are those featuring a young feral boy named Mowgli who was raised by wolves, is friends with a panther, and was educated by the animals of the jungle. "Set in the mystical depths of the Indian jungle, where tigers roam the land and monkeys swing from...
Nobody's Fool follows the story of Schlitzie's long career-from Coney Island and the Ringling Bros. Circus to small-town carnivals and big-city sideshows-which is one of legend. Today, Schlitzie is most well-known for his appearance in the cult classic Freaks. The making of Freaks and Schlitzie's role in the film is a centerpiece of the book. In researching Schlitzie's life (1901–1971), Griffith has tracked down primary sources and archives throughout...