My Scrapbook A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses MGM publicity still for the release of Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) Above is a publicity still for the release of Shadow of the Thin Man (1941, MGM), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy and as Dashiell Hammett's Nick and Nora Charles. Of course by … Continue reading My Scrapbook: A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses
My Scrapbook The Scooby-Doo Doo Good Forever Stamp From the official press release from the United States Postal Service, June 14, 2018: WASHINGTON — “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” For nearly 50 years, this call has summoned the beloved animated Great Dane wherever help is needed. The U.S. Postal Service, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Scooby-Doo Goes Postal
My Scrapbook Raymond Chandler's Attestation Papers (August 14, 1917, Victoria, British Columbia) Although he was an American citizen, Raymond Thornton Chandler enlisted with the Canadian Army in August 1917, as his attestation paper above shows. Some have suggested he chose the Canadian Army due to his fondness for all things British (Canada being part of the … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Raymond Chandler’s Attestation Papers
My Scrapbook The Richard Diamond page from Radio's Golden Years by Breese and Lynes This is the Richard Diamond entry from Radio's Golden Years: A Visual Guide to the Shows & Stars, a 1998 self-published, limited edition labour of love by Frank Bresee and Bobb Lynes. It may not be the most thorough of reference book on … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Richard Diamond page from Radio’s Golden Years by Breese and Lynes
My Scrapbook Original Artwork for "Peter Goon" by Jack Davis What? You thought MAD Magazine had a monopoly on snotty, adolescent parodies on television private eyes? Or that the work of the "usual gang of idiots" was exclusive to William M. Gaines' "What, Me Worry?" periodical? Nope. In its day, MAD had a slew of … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Original Artwork for “Peter Goon” by Jack Davis
My Scrapbook Burt Reynold's Gun & B.L. Stryker's Holster This is almost too precious to lose, so I'm re-posting this here for all you "true fans of Burt," before it disappears... Burt Reynolds Concealed Carry Rossi Revolver You are looking at the personal concealed carry weapon that was carried daily by Hollywood Icon Burt Reynolds. … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Burt Reynold’s Gun & B.L. Stryker’s Holster
My Scrapbook The Greatest Movie Poster of All Time? If you're a regular visitor to this site, and you haven't seen Chinatown, what the hell are you doing here? Leave this site immediately, and go watch this classic from 1974. You can thank me later. Of course, for those of you still here, I'm sure … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Greatest Movie Poster of All Time?
My Scrapbook The TV GUIDE Gallery: They Got You Covered... The private eye has always been a mainstay of American television, ever since the very first private eye TV shows, Man Against Crime and Martin Kane, Private Eye, both made their debut in 1949. And all along, coffee table perennial TV Guide, an American classic itself, has … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The TV GUIDE Gallery
My Scrapbook Raymond Chandler Bust by Bryan Moore The Raymond Chandler Bronze Bust Project Pipe-sucking artist, raconteur, sartorial gentleman about town and all-round stand-up guy Bryan Moore has sculpted everything from life-sized bronze busts of Edgar Allan Poe and props for the TV show Tales from the Darkside to collectible statuettes of sports figures for Upper … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Chandler Gets Busted!
My Scrapbook Bob Dylan, Private Eye Back in September 2018, Ayun Halliday (no relation to Brett) and Todd Alcott of Open Culture (the self-proclaimed "best free cultural and educational media on the web") had a little fun at Bob Dylan's expense, presenting "Classic Songs by Bob Dylan Re-Imagined as Pulp Fiction Book Covers," featuring text by Halliday and a … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Bob Dylan, Private Eye