Friday, March 9, 2018

Mickey Spillane 100 -- March 9, 2018

Mystery novelist Mickey Spillane was born 100 years ago today, on 09-March-1918.  Before World War Two, he began writing for comic books.  Spillane served as a fighter pilot and trainer during the war.  After the war, his first novel, I, the Jury.  The novel and its main character, private detective Mike Hammer, became popular.  I never tried to read any of his books.
Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly is a great  movie with a unique ending.  I don't know how much it had to do with the book.
I saw some episodes of the television show with Stacy Keach.  He played the part well.

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