All the 29 episodes of "MAN WITH A CAMERA" are now available on DVD, and the first Bronson series is a fine surprise. As free lance photographer Mike Kovac, Bronson is very good. Kovac was in Corea, he's tough but not heroic, and since the writing of the character is not sharply detailed, Bronson obviously puts a lot of himself in the part.
Some episodes are better than others, but it's generally fun, fast and "hard boiled" (considering it's a program of the fifties), and Kovac has good scenes with his imigrant father, played by Ludwig Stossel.
My favorite is "SIX FACES OF SATAN" directed by Boris Sagal, where Kovac faces a lynch mob during a heat wave, and shames them by taking pictures of their hateful faces. There's a great Bronson moment, when he threatens several menacing thugs (including a young Harry Dean Stanton) with a billiard ball.
Well... It's not a great book. But it's touching, not too trashy and Bronson's portrait seems accurate. Strange guy ! Incredibly rare pictures, too but poorly printed. Worth a look, but for Bronson fans only. There's almost nothing about his movies, his relationships with directors.