RARA-AVIS: Re: Chandler on Atlee

From: Richard Moore ( moorich2@aol.com)
Date: 01 Mar 2005

Phillips discussed Chandler in Mike Nevins' interview with him published in the digest magazine "Espionage" and you accurately reflect those comments. As I recall, Chandler first called him one night after reading one of Phillips' stories in Colliers. Phillips had many stories in the slick magazines of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Nevins also interviewed Phillips'brother David Atlee Phillips, who was high up in the CIA prior to his retirement. David published a novel and a memoir after his retirement. There was some discussion of a collaboration between the brothers with a novel featuring Joe Gall and David's lead character but if written, it has not seen print.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Juri Nummelin"
<juri.nummelin@p...> wrote:
> I think Chandler's quote on the cover of the Joe Gall books came
> from a letter to James Atlee Phillips who in turn let the GM
> editor Knox Burger see it. Furthermore I think that Phillips said
> later he didn't get the letter back from Burger. In the personal
> letter Chandler raved about Phillips's style. He couldn't have
> said anything about the Joe Gall books because he died before the
> first one in the series was published. I think Chandler was used
> to call to Phillips at night drunk and babble about all kinds of
> things. I don't remember anymore where this info came from.
> I've read only the translations of the Joe Gall books and some of
> them are strictly appalling. I have however several in English
> and intend to read them someday.
> Juri

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Has someone you know been affected by illness or disease? Network for Good is THE place to support health awareness efforts! http://us.click.yahoo.com/rkgkPB/UOnJAA/Zx0JAA/kqIolB/TM

RARA-AVIS home page: http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/
  Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 01 Mar 2005 EST