Monthly Archives: April 2020

Rediscovered: Modern Arkham Ephemera — My Bad

Uhoh. The other day I finally got around to annotating my working file copy of Firsts which features a checklist of Modern Arkham House Ephemera by John D. Haefele. I’m not talking anything too fancy. I go through with a … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Kong

Pulps in the Movies. On Sale Every Wednesday. Today the noted pulp expert John Locke takes us back to the days of 1933 via the digital magic of 2005 — the days when newsstands selling pulps populated the big cities, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: A Library in the Last Redoubt

Heard from Kevin Cook, noted book and pulp collector. He’s scouring his library — as seen above — in search of obscure stuff he can bring to the attention of The Publick. Kevin tells me he’s thinking about writing a … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: More Ruric

Pulps in the Movies — On Sale Every Wednesday! Stocking the digital newsstand, none other than pulp expert extraordinaire and tireless cineaste John Locke. The guy’s a digger. Hot off covering the Peter Ruric flick Grand Central Murder on April … Continue reading

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Hammett: Cheaper Crooms

No less and none other than Mike Humbert chips in a text message after reading yesterday’s Pulps in the Movies post about Hammett’s line “the cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.” “I thought you’d enjoy this,” Mike thumbs. “In … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Chatting with Joe Gores

Crime writer Mark Coggins just wrote with the news: “I finally transcribed my (long) interview with Joe Gores about the Falcon from 2007.” Sure to be a surfing destination for Hammett fans. Plus Mark mentions that a recent book has … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Gaudy Wilmerian Patter

Pulps in the Movies! On Sale Every Wednesday! In his exciting series renowned pulp expert John Locke has hit them short and sweet, the slam-bam thanks for holding a pulp, m’am posts. He’s gone back into the silent era. He’s … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Pulps in the Movies Gets a Cinesavant Nod

John Locke’s ongoing series Pulps in the Movies — On Sale Every Wednesday — gets some coverage over on Cinesavant, about halfway down the column. If you like movies you’d like Pulps in the Movies, right? But today is Tuesday … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: More on Gobbett

Pulp collector John Locke adds to the discourse: Saw your Ed Gobbett post. I met him through the mail in the 1980s, later in person. Nice guy. He lived about ten miles from John Gunnison. We occasionally caravaned from DC … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: That Old Navy Blues

For the twelfth exciting installment in his epic Pulps in the Movies series — On Sale Every Wednesday — John Locke goes way back to that transitional era when the talkies were muscling aside silent cinema, uncovering not only pulps … Continue reading

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