Vince Keenan's Blog – March 2007 Archive (4)

Michael Shayne on DVD

At my website, I've posted a detailed review of Fox's 2-disc The Michael Shayne Collection, Volume 1. Four private eye films from the early 1940s, with Lloyd Nolan offering a sharp, surprisingly contemporary take on the gumshoe - and before Humphrey Bogart ever donned a fedora. (Metaphorically, I mean. Men always wore hats in those… Continue

Added by Vince Keenan on March 26, 2007 at 12:20pm — No Comments

For Gold Medal/Rat Pack Fans

Turner Classic Movies has scheduled a rare TV showing of 1963's Johnny Cool, based on a GM novel by John McPartland. Produced by Peter Lawford and starring auxiliary Rat Packer Henry Silva as well as Elizabeth ("Bewitched") Montgomery and Sammy Davis Junior, the film airs next Tuesday, March 27, at 6PM EST/3PM PST. My DVR is already set.

At the Mystery*File blog…

Added by Vince Keenan on March 24, 2007 at 4:51am — No Comments

Links of the Day

Over at the Mystery*File blog, Steve Lewis takes my thought on the Michael Shayne films and runs with it. So it’s decided. I will travel back in time to cast Ken Tobey as Brett Halliday’s private eye in a series of movies. And do some other stuff.

By now you’ve probably heard about the…

Added by Vince Keenan on March 19, 2007 at 10:31am — No Comments

The Worst Pulp Novelist Ever?

I won't cross-post all the nonsense from my blog. Just the stuff that might be of interest, like the following.

In Seattle’s alt newspaper The Stranger, Paul Collins remembers Leo Child, “the worst pulp novelist ever,” on the tenth anniversary of his death. Child went from ghostwriting Hollywood bios to churning out titles for Holloway House.


Added by Vince Keenan on March 19, 2007 at 10:31am — No Comments

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