Re: RARA-AVIS: Spillane

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 22 Aug 2001

Southpaw quoted from this morning's Washington Post article on Mickey Spillane:

"The New American Library is publishing two volumes of the best of his novels, from the late 1940s and early '50s."

Of course, as was recently noted, the first of these two volumes is already remaindered at Borders. I saw a stack there last week.

The article also talks about a new documentary about Spillane produced by Max Allan Collins. And it closes with this note about TV producer Jay Bernstein about whom John Lau recently wrote:

"Bernstein has a plan to remake Mike Hammer into something even Mickey Spillane could never have dreamed up.

"A woman."

Well, Spillane might not have, but Collins sure did. His Ms. Tree was conceived as a female Hammer.

John, you writing this one?


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