Re: Gypsy Rose Lee (was:RARA-AVIS: JAMES E. GUNN)

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 09 Nov 2002

Yes Bill, that's it! Craig Rice. And as far as I remember, she helped Gypsy Rose Lee with her second mystery novel as well. I've also heard about the two explanations (ghost/no ghost), but most of what I read lately was in favor of the ghost writer explanation.

Craig Rice also helped George Sanders (the actor)to write 'Crime on my Hands' (1944). But in fact she was also a screenwriter for the Falcon series (with Sanders)during the 40s, so this could explain that...

E.Borgers HARD-BOILED MYSTERIES (with a new chapter: Nippon Noir)

At 17:29 08-11-02 GMT, you wrote:
>Thanks for the further information, Etienne. I thought I'd
>heard that Gunn wrote the book while in college, but I
>didn't know it was done as a class assignment.
>Rumor has it that Craig Rice ghosted THE G-STRING MURDERS,
>but there are some who say Gypsy wrote it herself.
>Bill Crider

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