Hardboiled in Hollywood: Five Black Mask Writers and the Movies

Hardboiled in Hollywood: Five Black Mask Writers and the Movies
Author: David Wilt
Language English
Pages: 198
ISBN10: 0879725257
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 3.00
ISBN13: 9780879725259
Published: January 1st 1991 by Popular Press 1

From the 1920s through the 1950s, the famous Black Mask pulp magazine was the place where crime and mystery writers such as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, and John D.

MacDonald published their work; it also provided Holly-wood with some of its most prolific genre screenwriters, men who brought the Black Mask style to the movies. This book covers the film careers of Horace McCoy, Eric Taylor, Dwight V. Babcock, Peter Ruric, and John K. Butler. With more than two hundred feature film credits, this group of Black Mask writers left their mark on Hollywood. From The Phantom of the Opera to Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome, from Big Jim McLain to Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen, the Black Mask contingent applied their expertise to the movies.