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
My Scrapbook Darwyn Cooke's Color Model Sheet for Slam Bradley (March 2001) Say what you will about Slam Bradley, arguably DC Comics' longest running detective character (first appearance: Detective Comics #1), but his revival in 2001 in a four-part backup that ran in issues #759-762 of that magazine may be the greatest and most sincere … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Darwyn Cooke’s Color Model Sheet for Slam Bradley
My Scrapbook The National Lampoon ReviewsJohn D. MacDonald's "New" Travis McGee Book In the July 1981 issue of the National Lampoon (the special “Endless, Mindless Summer Sex” issue), they ran “Would You Like Something to Read?,” a spoof of a regular book column,by Sean Kelly and Ted Mann. Yes, it's cheeky, politically incorrect and embarrassingly juvenile. You should probably … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Winking Brown Eye
My Scrapbook Newspaper Ad for the 1930 film Roadhouse Nights Based on Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest This ad was from the March 12, 1930 issue of The Sheboygan Press, from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and proudly proclaims that Roadhouse Nights was declared to be the best picture of the month by Milwaukee papers. The pre-code gangster flick, … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Newspaper Ad for Roadhouse Nights
My Scrapbook P.S. Magazine, Special "Private Eye" edition "With this, the third issue of P S., we have expanded our special section on a single subject, as we warned you we would. This issue investigates those investigators of fiction — the legendary private eyes. Who has not peered with them through a London fog, or … Continue reading My Scrapbook: P.S. Magazine
My Scrapbook The Michael Shayne page from Radio's Golden Years by Breese and Lynes This is the Michael Shayne 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 Michael Shayne page from Radio’s Golden Years by Breese and Lynes
My Scrapbook Miss Cora M. Strayer's Private Detective Agency I can't claim any credit for this one. It's lifted from Paul Reda's amazing Miss Cora M. Strayer's Private Detective Agency page regarding a real-life private detective Cora M. Strayer (1867-1930), who ran an actual detective agency and lived a colorful life, full of mystery and multiple … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Miss Cora M. Strayer’s Private Detective Agency