Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Monday, January 10, 2022
Avery Hopwood, Mary Roberts Rinehart, and "The Bat."
Avery Hopwood with dancer Rose Rolanda, n.d. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div
In the Cheboygan [MI] Daily Tribune, Kathy King Johnson discusses playwright Avery Hopwood (1882–1928) and "The Bat," his wildly successful theatrical collaboration with Mary Roberts Rinehart. The play, which debuted on Broadway in 1920, features a houseful of guests contending with a master criminal dubbed "The Bat."