|Lawrence G. Blochman from|
UC-Berkeley's The Blue and
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
I want you to know what shrapnel and "88s" and mortar shells and mustard gas mean.
—The dedication of an unpublished short story by Rod Serling to his children, quoted in Anne Serling's As I Knew Him
|Rod Serling with his 1960 Emmy |
for outstanding writing
(for The Twilight Zone)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
In this episode of Four Star Playhouse, subway passengers wonder which one of them is a murderer sought by the police. Costars include David Niven and Rhys Williams, in a story by Lawrence B. Marcus and a screenplay by Seeleg Lester and Merwin Gerard.
Monday, May 23, 2016
|John S. Bell, chief of |
the Secret Service (1888–90);
Newark (NJ) police chief (1884)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Adapted by Kathleen Hite from the story "Split Second" (in Kiss Me Again, Stranger, 1953) by Daphne du Maurier, this episode of Suspicion features Bette Davis finding strangers in her house, although they insist they are the owners. Costars include Marian Seldes.
Monday, May 16, 2016
On view until July 4 at the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, is the exhibition "Journeys West and Beyond," which features the work of Everett Raymond Kinstler. Kinstler's oeuvre encompasses portraits of political figures, comic books, dime novels, westerns, and pulp works.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
This episode of Circle of Fear (aka Ghost Story, 1972, creat. Richard Matheson) features a boy's troublesome doppleganger. Costars are Sebastian Cabot, Helen Hayes, and Charles Aidman; the writers are Edgar winner Stanley Ellin (story, "Robert," 1958) and D. C. Fontana (screenplay).
Monday, May 09, 2016
|Eugene Francois Vidocq, NYPL|
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
|Lee J. Cobb in |
Danger on the Air (1938)
Monday, May 02, 2016
I have ... a face like a gargoyle and the disposition of a tired tarantula. —Norbert Davis, May 1941 Argosy
|A scene from Max Brand's|
Champion of Lost Causes (1925)
• Doan and Carstairs: Their Complete Cases by Norbert Davis. Boozy PI Doan teams up with his lofty Great Dane, Carstairs.
• Champion of Lost Causes by Max Brand (introd. William F. Nolan). Samuel Loring takes up the cause of a woman accused of murder.
• Sabotage by Cleve F. Adams. Detective Rex McBride races to prevent the destruction of an important dam by an implacable enemy.