Dave Wallis

Dave Wallis  (1917-1990) was an English novelist, best known for his third novel Only Lovers Left Alive, which was optioned by The Rolling Stones in the mid 1960's as a potential vehicle for their collective film debut.  The novel was republished in 2015 by Valancourt Books.   (More from Wikipedia)
The title of the album by the Wanderers, Only Lovers Left Alive is taken from an apocalyptic 1964 novel called Only Lovers Left Alive by Dave Wallis about an uprising of British teenagers against not only the authorities but the entire adult population as well.  Sitting on top of a copy of the novel on the front cover photograph is another paperback book called The War Game, a companion book (published in 1967) to a controversial 1965 faux-documentary film also called The War Game (both by Peter Watkins) about the aftermath of a nuclear war in Britain; it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary that year, though because of the bleak subject matter, it wasn't actually broadcast in Britain for 20 years.  At the bottom of the stack of books is a copy of the Christian "end times" classic The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey.
(February 2011)
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