|Dana Wynter in "Laura" (1955)|
Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
"Laura" (with George Sanders and Robert Stack, 1955).
Posted by Elizabeth Foxwell at 4:12 AM 3 comments:
Labels: mystery films, TV detectives, Vera Caspary
Monday, March 28, 2016
Conan Doyle's "The Field Bazaar" (1896).
|Illustration by Sidney Paget for |
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Wellcome Library, London
I fear that my good nature in giving explanationsIn "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: The Field Bazaar (Illustrated)" for The Green Bag Almanac & Reader, lawyer David Hutchinson and George Mason University law professor Ross E. Davies team up for a presentation of "The Field Bazaar," a lighthearted Holmes-Watson outing by Arthur Conan Doyle that appeared in the 20 Nov. 1896 issue of The Student magazine of Edinburgh University (Conan Doyle's alma mater). Hutchinson provides some Sidney Paget-like illustrations for the piece. (thanks to Law & Humanities blog)
has seriously compromised my reputation.
—Sherlock Holmes, "The Field Bazaar" (1896)
Labels: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes
Friday, March 25, 2016
Rudolph receives 2016 Dove Award.
Mystery Readers International. The award will be presented today by the Detective/Mystery Caucus of the Popular Culture Association; the chair of the Dove Award Committee is Rachel Schaffer (Montana State University Billings). Past Dove recipients include Frankie Y. Bailey (University at Albany, SUNY), Douglas G. Greene, P. D. James, H. R. F. Keating, Maureen Reddy (Rhode Island College), J. K. Van Dover (Lincoln University), and yours truly.
Posted by Elizabeth Foxwell at 9:30 AM No comments:
Labels: H. R. F. Keating, P. D. James
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Asimov's The Caves of Steel (1964).
Library of Congress,
Prints and Photographs Div.
Labels: Isaac Asimov, science fiction, TV detectives
Monday, March 21, 2016
Police vehicles through history.
|New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (back seat, right) takes a spin |
in a New York World's Fair police car, ca. 1939–40. NYPL.
- Baltimore City Police Motors Unit
- Police vehicles, Carbondale (IL) Police Department
- Massachusetts State Police horseback patrols, 1920s–1930s
- Metropolitan policewomen on motorcycles, London, 1920
- Metropolitan Police car and motorcycle, London, ca. 1935
- Vehicles gallery, National Border Patrol Museum
- Ohio State Highway patrol vehicles
- Police car retrospective
- Restoration of a 1972 Plymouth Fury patrol car, Pennsylvania State Police
- Portland Police Mounted Patrol, Portland (OR) Police Museum
- Historic fleet, San Diego Police Museum
- Vintage police cars, Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum
- Patrol wagon-ambulance, Trenton (NJ) Police Museum, ca. 1910
- Police jeeps, US Air Force police, 1950s
Posted by Elizabeth Foxwell at 4:02 AM No comments:
Labels: legal history, police investigations
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The Ghost Breakers (1940).
The Cat and the Canary with this film in which Hope is a radio commentator and Goddard inherits a castle near Cuba plagued by all sorts of spooky occurrences.
Posted by Elizabeth Foxwell at 4:09 AM 1 comment:
Labels: Bob Hope, mystery films
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
"Detective's Holiday" (dir. Blake Edwards, 1954).
|Publicity shot of |
Dick Powell, 1937.
Posted by Elizabeth Foxwell at 4:03 AM No comments:
Labels: Blake Edwards, Dick Powell, TV detectives
Monday, March 07, 2016
BBC Radio 4 Extra: Collins's "Who Killed Zebedee?"
Going into the room, I saw something rolled up perpendicularly in the bed curtains. Miss Mybus had made herself modestly invisible in that way.
—Wilkie Collins, "Mr. Policeman and the Cook"
|Wilkie Collins, NYPL|
Posted by Elizabeth Foxwell at 4:08 AM No comments:
Labels: Victorian crime fiction, Wilkie Collins
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
The Unguarded Hour (1936).
|Franchot Tone, left, and Roland Young |
in The Unguarded Hour
There also are some radio versions: a 1944 Lux Radio Theater production with Robert Montgomery, Loraine Day, and a reprise by Roland Young, plus a 1952 Theatre Guild on the Air version with Nina Foch and Michael Redgrave.
Labels: legal mysteries, mystery films, radio mysteries
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