Re: RARA-AVIS: Disappearance of the Private-eye and detetive film

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 18 Mar 2009

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    Not only that, she was married to one of the great leading men-turned character actors of the 1930s/40s/50s/60s: Melvyn Douglas.

    On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Joy Matkowski <>wrote:

    > Thanks, Todd. I knew all about the campaign but not that she was a
    > Broadway star and She Who Must Be Obeyed!
    > Joy, who started Thomas Perry's Pursuit and realized she'd read it before
    > Todd Mason wrote:
    > > --- In <>, Joy
    > Matkowski <jmatkowski1@...> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I don't know why they do it, Steve. If memory serves me right, they're
    > >> all Republicans ("conservative" for those not knowing our labels).
    > >>
    > >
    > > More often reactionaries or neocnservatives of late, but one example of a
    > New Deal Democrat who had a decent run was Helen Gahagan (Douglas), who
    > served in the US House from California for three terms, but failed to beat
    > some guy named Nixon in a less than noble Senate race.
    > >
    > > Meanwhile, I shall have to review the messages in this thread in search
    > of recgnition of how the most detective-oriented films of late have featured
    > kid detectives or criminals forced to become detectives (the latter
    > including CRANK and SHOOT 'EM UP)...

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