Re: R: RARA-AVIS: Steve Fisher - Robert Edmond Alter

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 06 Mar 2001

Thanks for the info and interesting link to Woolrich! I found traces about Fisher's friendship with Gruber who, in his "chronicles" THE PULP JUNGLE, reports about Fisher. I'll probably be able to read all of Gruber's "Pulp.." in May.

Did some followers of this List read novels by Fisher and have an opinion?

E.Borgers Hard-boiled Mysteries

--- Manuela Selvi <> wrote:
> Steve Fisher (Stephen Gould Fisher) was born in
> California in 1912 and died
> in 1980.
> He wrote many stories for pulp magazines, then
> moving to slick periodicals
> like The Saturday Evening Post.
> A good friend of Cornell Woolrich's, Fisher used
> Woolrich's personality for
> the psycho cop in his novel "I Wake Up Screaming"
> (1941), and in the
> screenplay of H.Bruce Humberstone's movie featuring
> Victor Mature, Betty
> Grable and Laird Cregar. Sounds funny, but the
> psycho cop in Fisher's novel
> is called "Ed Cornell".
> In Francis Nevins' Woolrich bio, "First You Dream,
> Then You Die", Fisher is
> reported telling a strange story of him and Frank
> Gruber trying to lure
> Woolrich out of his hotel room for a beer. They
> phoned Woolrich, but his
> mother won't let him pick up the phone...
> Later,
> Luca Conti

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