My Scrapbook: Be Careful Out There!

It Ain't All Booze, Bullets and Babes...(or "How Two Wrights Make a Wrong") Folks send me stuff all the time, but this clipping sent to me from John Larsen from the January 22, 2021 Chicago Tribune just really stuck in my craw.  It's one hell of a way for a hardworking gumshoe to start off the … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Be Careful Out There!

My Scrapbook: Owen Smith Does BART

My Scrapbook Owen Smith Does BART (Another one rides the bus) “I like the idea of reading a book and losing yourself on your train ride.” -- Owen Smith Four years after artist Owen Smith was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission to do a series of paintings to create a series of posters, Dashiell Hammett’s … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Owen Smith Does BART

My Scrapbook: Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco by Owen Smith

My Scrapbook Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco by Owen Smith In 2008, artist Owen Smith was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission to do a series of paintings to create a series of posters, Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco, for their  annual “Art on Market Street” poster series. The over-sized posters featured moments and characters from Hammett's The … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco by Owen Smith

My Scrapbook (Index)

A Cornucopia of Tear Sheets, Illustrations, Photos, Scribbles & Other Crap That I Think is Cool Be Careful Out There! It Ain't All Booze, Bullets and Babes... (or "How Two Wrights Make a Wrong") The Dan Fortune Game An Expansion for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine Game The Millars Lived Here Ross Macdonald & Margaret Millar's Santa … Continue reading My Scrapbook (Index)

My Scrapbook: “The Private Eye Who Couldn’t See”

My Scrapbook  "The Private Eye Who Couldn't See" Front cover for August-September 1952 issue of Gang Busters I came across the cover while looking, as is the way of the internet, for something completely different. I have, like, zero idea what the story of "The Private Eye Who Couldn't See" is, but that cover just intrigues the … Continue reading My Scrapbook: “The Private Eye Who Couldn’t See”

My Scrapbook: Mannix in Space

My Scrapbook A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses Super-Fun-Pak Comix by Ruben Bolling for January 24, 2020 I dunno. There's just something really goofy about this one--the idea of Joe Mannix, the iconic TV eye, drifting around the universe like some tweed-jacketed piece of space debris, that appeals to me. I was pointed to … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Mannix in Space

My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Joe Mannix!

My Scrapbook One of my favourite caricatures of Joe Mannix (Mike Connors). By master cartoonist Pete Emslie.   Ottawa-born Pete Emslie published this caricature of Mike Connors (and a great little bio) for the actor's 88th birthday on his blog, The Cartoon Cave, and admitted that Mannix was "a TV favourite of mine that I've long wanted to … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Joe Mannix!

My Scrapbook: A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses

My Scrapbook A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses MGM publicity still for the release of Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) Above is a publicity still for the release of Shadow of the Thin Man (1941, MGM), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy and as Dashiell Hammett's Nick and Nora Charles. Of course by … Continue reading My Scrapbook: A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses

My Scrapbook: Scooby-Doo Goes Postal

My Scrapbook The Scooby-Doo Doo Good Forever Stamp From the official press release from the United States Postal Service, June 14, 2018: WASHINGTON — “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” For nearly 50 years, this call has summoned the beloved animated Great Dane wherever help is needed. The U.S. Postal Service, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Scooby-Doo Goes Postal

My Scrapbook: Raymond Chandler’s Attestation Papers

My Scrapbook Raymond Chandler's Attestation Papers (August 14, 1917, Victoria, British Columbia) Although he was an American citizen, Raymond Thornton Chandler enlisted with the Canadian Army in August 1917, as his attestation paper above shows. Some have suggested he chose the Canadian Army due to his fondness for all things British (Canada being part of the … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Raymond Chandler’s Attestation Papers