The Chair for Martin Rome, Cry of the City features wounded killer Richard Conte doggedly pursued by police lieutenant Victor Mature. Shelley Winters and Debra Paget costar; Robert Siodmak (The Spiral Staircase) directs.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Valancourt Books has issued a new edition of Richard Marsh's Judith Lee stories (1912–16), edited by Edge Hill University's Minna Vuohelainen. As I mentioned in this blog post, Lee is an early female detective with capabilities in ju-jitsu and lip-reading. Marsh (aka Richard Bernard Hellmann, 1857–1915) is best known for The Beetle (1897), and his mysteries, horror works, and ghost stories have been reprinted by Valancourt.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
|Scene from Fatal Lady, 1936.|
(John Halliday, center)
Monday, January 18, 2016
|Ad for Our Man in Havana |
(dir. Carol Reed, 1959)
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
|Poster for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917)|
with George M. Cohan & Hedda Hopper
Monday, January 11, 2016
|Reporter Winifred Black. |
Library of Congress,
Prints & Photographs Div.
More on woman jurors:
• "Women on Juries: How the Experiment Failed in Washington," Sacramento Daily Union 5 Sept. 1896: 6 ("The lawyers . . . said that the trouble was the lack of the logical faculty in the female mind.")
• Cynthia Harrison, rev of The U.S. Women Jury Movements and Strategic Adaptation: A More Just Verdict, by Holly J. McCammon.
|Winifred Black, The Washington Times 31 Jul 1917: 16|
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
|Robert Conrad in Red Nightmare|