Humphrey Bogart (Rest in Pieces)

Fictionalized by John Stanley & Kenn Davis "Would you call yourself a character actor, Mr.Bogart?" "I better have character. Character is the only thing a man ever has." Okay, HUMPHREY BOGART is not a private eye. Or a writer of private eye stories. He was an actor, for cryin' out loud! And yet, has anyone else … Continue reading Humphrey Bogart (Rest in Pieces)

The Bogie Man (aka “Francis F. Clunie”)

Created by John Wagner and Alan Grant "Down these mean streets, a man must go, who is not himself..." -- artist Robin Smith's dedication to The Bogie Man Collection (1998) A limited series, and British cult favorite, featuring the comic (and comic book) misadventures of one FRANCIS F. CLUNIE, aka "BOGIE," an escaped mental patient … Continue reading The Bogie Man (aka “Francis F. Clunie”)

Sam Marlow (The Man With Bogart’s Face)

Created by Andrew J. Fenady Way back in the nineteen seventies, during the mini-nostalgia boom for all things from the thirties and forties, actor Robert Sacchi parlayed his spooky resemblance to Humphrey Bogart into a nice little career in TV commercials and movie cameos. The big payoff, though, came with the 1980 release of The Man … Continue reading Sam Marlow (The Man With Bogart’s Face)

My Scrapbook: Raymond Chandler Square

My Scrapbook Raymond Chandler Square, Los Angeles, December 13, 2018 It's sad enough that Raymond Chandler still doesn't have his own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, but that's run by a private entity now and any buffoon, reality show huckster or U.S. President can pretty much buy their own star -- it's pay-for-play. But the City … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Raymond Chandler Square

Sam Spade

Created by Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) “When a man’s partner is killed, he’s supposed to do something about it. It doesn’t make any difference what you thought of him. He was your partner and you’re supposed to do something about it. And it happens we’re in the detective business. Well, when one of your organization gets … Continue reading Sam Spade