My Scrapbook: S.S. Van Dine for Hiram Walker Gin

My Scrapbook S.S. Van Dine for Hiram Walker Gin Here’s another example of Madison Avenue invading the Shamus Game, in this 1938 newspaper ad featuring bestselling American mystery author S.S. Van Dine for Hiram Walker Gin. It joins such classic examples as Kookie from 77 Sunset Strip shilling for for Harley-Davidson and Sam Spade playing … Continue reading My Scrapbook: S.S. Van Dine for Hiram Walker Gin

My Scrapbook: Newspaper Ad for Roadhouse Nights

My Scrapbook Newspaper Ad for the 1930 film Roadhouse Nights Based on Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest This ad was from the March 12, 1930 issue of The Sheboygan Press, from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and proudly proclaims that Roadhouse Nights was declared to be the best picture of the month by Milwaukee papers. The pre-code gangster flick, … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Newspaper Ad for Roadhouse Nights