Famous Movie Detectives II

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Performing Arts - 349 pages
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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.

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Pioneering reference work, featuring about thirty big screen detectives from various ends of the genre. A fun read and great for finding those little tidbits of trivia! Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

Pioneering reference work, featuring about thirty big screen detectives from various ends of the genre. A fun read and great for finding those little tidbits of trivia! Read full review

Contents

Hercule Poirot
10
Inspector Clouseau
21
Inspector Maigret
33
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About the author (1991)

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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