Velda Bellinghausen

Created by Ron Miller From the The New York Graphic, February 2, 1951: CHORUS GIRL TURNS SHAMUS "To the disappointment of her many admirers, Miss Velda Bellinghausen, one of the better-known of the leggy chorines of Slotnik's Famous Follies, has turned in her g-string. What does the retiring ecdysiast plan to do with her time? … Continue reading Velda Bellinghausen

The Continental Op

Created by Dashiell Hammett (aka "Peter Collinson) (1894-1961) "I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte." -- the beginning of Red Harvest He may be often mistakenly billed as "the first private eye", (that honour goes to John Daly Carroll's Three Gun Terry) but, … Continue reading The Continental Op