RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V3 #739

From: Bruce Southworth ( bruces1@mindspring.com)
Date: 11 Jun 2001

>Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 16:59:13 -0500
>To: rara-avis@icomm.ca
>From: Bruce Southworth < bruces1@mindspring.com>
>Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V3 #739
>De-lurking briefly to report the following:
>According to "The Book of Paperbacks" by Piet Schreuders, Robert Maguire
>"studied under Frank Reilly at the Art Students League of New York. [He]
>produced covers for Pocket Books beginning in 1953, Signet between 1954
>and 1958, and Dell between 1954 and 1967, for Berkley between 1955 and
>1960 and for Monarch between 1959 and 1964; he also did covers for Lion
>Books and Hillman Books." There is no mention of Belmont Books in
>Schreuders' index. Nor is there one in "Hardboiled America: the Lurid
>Years of Paperbacks" by Geoffrey O'Brien.
>Hubin's Crime fiction index 3 (which goes thru 1995) does have listings
>for Belmont as a publisher but has no reference for 'The Machine in Ward
>Eleven' either under Willeford or his pseudonym of Will Charles. There is
>a passing reference to 'The Machine in Ward Eleven' in "Pulp Culture: Hard
>Boiled Fiction and the Cold War" by Woody Haut, but no publisher listed.
>Interestingly, there is no mention at all of Willeford in either Barzun's
>"A Catalogue of Crime" (revised and enlarged ed.) or, the new "Oxford
>Guide to Crime and Mystery Writing" ed. by Rosemary Herbert.
>I don't know if any of this is useful or not, but there it is.
>Bruce Southworth
>At 12:01 PM 6/11/01, you wrote:
>>Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 09:25:03 EDT
>>From: BetsyaW@aol.com
>>Subject: RARA-AVIS: putting a name to...
>>Does anyone know about Robert Maguire, paperback fiction cover artist? I'm
>>still trying to de-anonymous-ize the cover illustrator of The Machine in
>>Ward Eleven, published by Belmont books in 193.
>>Betsy Willeford

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