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Private Eyelashes: Radios Lady Detectives Jack French

Private Eyelashes: Radios Lady Detectives

Jack French

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ISBN : 9780971457089
Paperback
200 pages
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The book examines radio and mystery drama from about 1932 to the genres final appearance in the late 1950s. While its focus is on women detectives, French provides minute and fascinating details about dozens of mystery programs and includes aMoreThe book examines radio and mystery drama from about 1932 to the genres final appearance in the late 1950s. While its focus is on women detectives, French provides minute and fascinating details about dozens of mystery programs and includes a comprehensive listing of source material ranging from magazine articles, to dime detective novels, to film noir. Each lady detective appearing under one of eight cleverly conceived categories gets handsome, multi-page treatment. The author traces the chronological appearance of the subjects show, examines the programs history and origins, and details with substantial documentation the manner of the shows presentation and production. He intersperses the text with actual dialogue taken directly from the program scripts.