“Forgotten Hollywood”- In Search of The Thin Man…

Posted on December 18, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Turner Classic Movies is spending Tuesday morning featuring the fine work of William Powell and Myrna Loy, MGM’s power couple of the 1930s. Included in this retrospective is five of the six films in the Thin Man-cinematic series, and a wonderful documentary about Loy.


another thin man   While enjoying a holiday dinner with my close friend, Dyan Hobday, she informed me that her buddy has written a magazine story regarding news about Dashiell Hammett’s enduring characters, Nick & Nora Charles. Scott Ratner’s article appears in Mystery Scene Magazine. According to Ratner, Mysterious  Press is set to publish two original Thin Man novellas. These lost sequels to the novel were first commissioned by MGM from Hammett as treatments, and basis for After the Thin Man, featuring a young James Stewart; and Another Thin Man.


   Mystery Scene Magazine, based in the US and first published in 1985, covers the crime genre with a mix of articles, profiles, criticism, and extensive reviews of books, television, motion pictures, short stories, audiobooks, and reference works. Scott K. Ratner’s article appears in the Holiday Issue (#127). If I may say, it’s an insightful analysis, loaded with back stories about the career of Dashiell Hammett, his relationship with MGM, and Hollywood’s masterful duo… William Powell and Myrna Loy.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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