RARA-AVIS: Re: Tie-ins and such

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 06 Nov 2007

Actually, this is not correct in several ways. Whitman Publishing Company was doing TV series based novels before any of Deming or Prather Dragnet books. For example, there was ANNIE OAKLEY IN DANGER AT DIABLO published in 1955 featuring a photo of the series star (Gail Davis) on the cover. I would expect there were others even earlier.

Deming's Dragnet books were not even the first for that series. Deming's Whitman book (a collection of novelettes not a novel) came in 1957, a year after the KnightPrather Pocketbook novel. Demings two Pocketbook novels came in 1958 and 1959.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Juri Nummelin"
<juri.nummelin@...> wrote:
> Thanks, Jim, for the correction no. 2! It seems that Deming's book
is the
> first TV-based novelization, which is probably why I got it mixed
> Prather's book.
> I think, though, that Ed's original question was about TV-related
> not tie-ins generally. Sure, there was that stuff already in the
> of the century.
> Juri

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