Tag: 1940s

“Elmore Leonard’s Gritty Westerns”

At Crime Reads, Nathan Ward writes about writes about Elmore Leonard’s Westerns including, “The Captives” (aka, The Tall T), “3:10 to Yuma” and Hombre. “On a night in April 1957, the lean Western movie star Randolph Scott attended the Detroit premiere of his new film, The Tall T, […]

“The Origins of American Noir”

At the Paris Review, Megan Abbott writes about Dorothy B. Hughes and American noir. “Reading Dorothy B. Hughes’s novel In a Lonely Place for the first time is like finding the long-lost final piece to an enormous puzzle. Within its Spanish bungalows, its eucalyptus-scented shadows, you feel as […]

You Must Remember This: Gloria Grahame

Karina Longworth remembers actor Gloria Grahame on You Must Remember This: “Gloria Grahame arrived in Hollywood in 1944, after Louis B. Mayer personally plucked her from the New York stage, and changed her name. But Grahame was the rare actress who Mayer didn’t know how to turn into […]

“The Many Heists of Catwoman”

Behold, “The Many Heists of Catwoman!” “Catwoman made her first appearance in 1940 in Batman #1, the same issue as the Joker. Over the years, she’s toned down her wanton criminal acts and taken to a more peaceful path, but we cannot forget that this is the woman […]

“The Strange Loves of Catwoman”

Friend of the Gutter Sara Century considers Catwoman’s love life at Syfy Wire. “While she is perhaps most famous for being the primary love interest of Batman, Catwoman has been around for quite a while, and Batman has always been a little hot-and-cold with his attention. So suffice […]