Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Case of the Missing Mason (1950)

Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 29, 1950


Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Nov. 19, 1950

Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Nov. 20, 1950

Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Nov. 24, 1950

Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Nov. 28, 1950

Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Nov. 29, 1950

Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Nov. 30, 1950

I don't know when (or if) Perry finally showed up in Pittsburgh, but he had already made his debut in Philadelphia and San Francisco papers back on Oct. 16 of that year. C'mon back next Saturday to see what "the world's most famous detective(?)" does with "The Case of the Innocent Thief."

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

HAMMETT HERALD-TRIBUNE: Writing - Or Not (1940)


Burlington Free Press, Feb. 3, 1940

St. Louis Globe-Democrat, May 9, 1940

Des Moines Register, July 2, 1940

San Francisco Examiner, Sept. 30, 1940

Tampa Tribune, Oct. 30, 1940

Honolulu Star Bulletin, Nov. 5, 1940

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec. 30, 1940

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A Funnybook Biography of ALAN LADD (1950)


Here, from Famous Stars #3 (1950) is the low-down on the star of such swell films as The Blue Dahlia, The Glass Key and This Gun for Hire (and, because people won't let me forget it, that western with the snot-nosed kid). The art is by a feller you may remember, by the name of John Buscema.