Friday, April 29, 2022

Classics Illustrated: TEXAS AND THE ALAMO (1958)

The 100-page Classics Illustrated Special Edition, BLAZING THE TRAILS WEST featured this chapter devoted to Texas independence. The art is credited to John Severin. Some of it looks a bit like him, some not so much. My apologies for the lousy image quality. This is the best I could find.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Agony and the Ecstasy of DAVY CROCKETT by Irving Stone (1955)

PLEASE NOTE: After posting this, I found the text hard to read, so I reposted an easy-reading version of the article. You'll find that HERE

Back in 1955, the Crockett gravy train was going so strong that even novelist Irving Stone jumped on board. This was five years before The Agony and the Ecstasy, but among his already published books were historical treatments of Andy Jackson and his wife Rebecca, and Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln. This piece appeared in the newspaper supplement The American Weekly in three installments, beginning June 5, 1955, and was advertised as "Davy Crockett for adults."

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Hammett Herald-Tribune: THE FAT MAN Radio Show - Part 2 (1946)

New York Daily News, Feb. 4, 1946

St. Louis Star and Times, Feb. 9, 1946

Jackson Sun, Mar. 18, 1946

Birmingham News, Apr. 16, 1946

Owensboro Messenger, Apr. 26, 1946

Indianapolis News, Apr. 27, 1946

Council Bluffs Nonpariel, Apr. 30, 1946

Jackson Sun, June 20, 1946