Monthly Archives: February 2020

Hammett: And 90 Years Ago Today

A couple of sweet lovebirds named Sam and Brigid made woo as Alfred A. Knopf released a new novel by Dashiell Hammett. The title? The Maltese Falcon. Happy Valentine’s Day, you romantic saps.

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Sinister Cinema: Ghost Breakers

As the fourth presentation in his Pulps in the Movies series, John Locke introduces us to a new wrinkle in the pulp sighting game. He’s already established spotting actual wood pulp fictionmags in old movies and even relatively modern movies. … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Fatty Paws a Blue Book

John Locke is back with “another pulp sighting for the queue,” third in his new series of Pulps in the Movies. Catch them Wednesdays here on Up and Down These Mean Streets! This one is an example of the best … Continue reading

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Hammett: “The Tenth Clew”

Brian Leno just let me know that Library of America put up the Op story “The Tenth Clew” as their Story of the Week feature. There’s a brief introduction, but we covered — or uncovered — the main points circa … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: A Francis Stevens Pulp Gallery

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Rediscovered: Mrs. Gertrude (Francis Stevens) Bennett

Autograph Hound Super-Sunday — and noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook is back to commemorate the passing of another of his favorite authors, 72 years ago today: Gertrude Barrows Bennett was born on September 18, 1884 in Minneapolis, but she … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Hamilton and Finlay, “He That Hath Wings” — or, Weird Tales, The Lost Illustrations

Autograph Hound Saturday — and noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook uses one of the Edmond Hamilton signatures from his collection to spin a little yarn about the Hamster (1904-1977) and Weird Tales and the legendary artist Virgil Finlay … Continue reading

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