Friday, September 24, 2021

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine: Issues 41, 42 & 43 (1947)

As lamented in last week's installment, at this point EQMM was no longer including a combined statement of previous publications. Instead, that info was on the title page of each story. Pfui.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Moments in Paperback History: LANCECON 1988

Wouldn't be LanceCon without Lance Casebeer.

The action begins.

A fine selection of sleaze.

Bruce Taylor shops. Tom Lesser talks.

Larry Paschelke, Judy Paschelke's hair, Frank Portwood's forehead, Richard Dix.

Booking it.

Perverting the nation's youth.

Yours truly surveys the scene.

The scene.

What it was all about: books.

Bruce Brenner with His Nibs.

Jim Rogers, probably working on his EQMM collection. 

Larry Paschelke, who loaned us Jim's EQMM collection.

The King of Paperbacks and his Court Jester.

It wasn't ALL paperbacks.

Not talking. Not drinking. Not booking. Not even smiling. NOT Bruce Taylor.

Whatever happened to that videotape? Must have some great blackmail material.

All photos, as usual, courtesy of Ace Photographer Arthur Scott!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

HAMMETT HERALD-TRIBUNE: The Thin Man Radio Show (1941) Part 5

Louisville Courier-Journal, Nov. 12, 1941

Atlanta Constitution, Nov. 19, 1941

Harrisburg Evening News, Nov. 19, 1941

Shreveport Times, Dec. 3, 1941

Tampa Tribune, Dec. 3, 1941

Tampa Times, Dec. 10, 1941

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

KIT CARSON Really Happened! (1944)

Yes, he really did. Here's proof, from It Really Happened #1, published sometime in 1944. Thanks again to ComicBookPlus and freddyfly.