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Famous Movie Detectives II

Famous Movie Detectives II

by Michael R. Pitts
     
 
Pitts looks at the celluloid careers of more than three dozen sleuths, including Arsene Lupin, Hercule Poirot, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Perry Mason, Philip Marlowe, The Shadow, Sherlock Holmes, and The Whistler, and a number of screen gumshoes with brief movie careers and TV detectives. Each chapter highlights a different detective, covering the character's

Overview

Pitts looks at the celluloid careers of more than three dozen sleuths, including Arsene Lupin, Hercule Poirot, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Perry Mason, Philip Marlowe, The Shadow, Sherlock Holmes, and The Whistler, and a number of screen gumshoes with brief movie careers and TV detectives. Each chapter highlights a different detective, covering the character's films, the performers who played him or her, the character's image in other media (stage, radio, television, recordings, etc.), plus a detailed filmography and a bibliography of the fictional works about each detective. With additions and corrections to the base volume and scores of photographs.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...an excellent history...highly recommended.
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine
...much excellent observation and detail...
American Reference Books Annual
...an excellent history...highly recommended.
Movie Collector's World
...a must...
Deadly Pleasure
...much excellent observation and detail...
Booklist
This well-written and interesting book functions effectively as a reference book but is also fun to browse....The plot summaries are excellent...an important addition to academic and public libraries.
Reference Books Bulletin
This well-written and interesting book functions effectively as a reference book but is also fun to browse....The plot summaries are excellent...an important addition to academic and public libraries..
Booknews
A sequel to the 1979 offering investigates such celluloid gumshoes as Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Philip Marlowe, Perry Mason, The Shadow, Sherlock Holmes, and The Whistler, as well as those with brief careers, including Kitty O'Day, Tony Rome, and Lord Peter Whimsey. Reveals the characters, the actors, the films, and the literary works that set off the whole chain of events. Includes dozens of movie stills and corrections to the base volume. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810823457
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Michael R. Pitts (MA, Ball State University, Journalism) has written numerous books on entertainment, including Famous Movie Detectives, Radio Soundtracks (base and revised editions), Western Movies, Kate Smith: A Bio-Bibliography, and Horror Film Stars and is co-author of Scarecrow Press' The Great...Pictures series.

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