Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Monday, September 12, 2011
Happy birthday, Walter B. Gibson.
"The Shadow Laughs" and
"The Voice of Death"
Walter B. Gibson, the man who popularized the crime-fighting Lamont Cranston/The Shadow in the pulp magazines and wrote numerous other works, was born today in Philadelphia in 1897. This year marks the 80th anniversary of The Shadow's first appearance in the pulps. Go here to see Gibson discuss the pulp novel; here to listen to the radio program of The Shadow.