Jim Hanvey

  Created by Octavus Roy Cohen(1891-1959) Down these mean streets a man must waddle... One of the earliest American private eyes to gain any real popularity, Octavus Roy Cohen's JIM HANVEY was already appearing in The Saturday Evening Post a year before John Carroll Daly's Three Gun Terry, although his style tended to run more to … Continue reading Jim Hanvey

Jess Arno (No Place for a Lady)

Created by Eric Taylor The film, No Place for a Lady (1943) starts with a scam worthy of the World War II era: a load of brand new rubber tires en route to an Los Angeles warehouse is swapped for a bunch of worthless used ones, the idea being to set them on fire before … Continue reading Jess Arno (No Place for a Lady)