The Runaway Corpse of Abraham Lincoln

Posted on January 23rd, 2020
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The Case of the Runaway Corpse is a perennial favorite of Perry Mason mystery fans. Written by Erle Stanley Gardner, it features fraud, murder, alcoholism and a traveling corpse as key story elements. How is it that the burial of President Abraham Lincoln contains all of these sordid components plus a ring of unscrupulous counterfeiters? […]

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Check out our tribute to Bob Wade

Posted on January 10th, 2020
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Bob Wade

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Jerry Herman’s Goddaughter Remembers

Posted on January 9th, 2020
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“You have natural family and you have chosen family,” Jane Dorian said.  “We were chosen family.” Dorian, a Los Angeles based realtor, is the goddaughter of the recently deceased composer/lyricist Jerry Herman. “I’ll always love him,” Dorian said, her voice suffused with sorrow. “He’s been there all my life.” Herman, who just passed away the day […]

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Check out our tribute for Victor Fleming

Posted on January 6th, 2020
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Victor Fleming

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Edgar Lee Masters Awakens Voices of the Dead

Posted on January 3rd, 2020
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“All, all are sleeping, sleeping, sleeping on the hill.” That is a refrain from Spoon River Anthology, the epic poem Edgar Lee Masters published in 1915. The hill referenced is the cemetery in the fictional town of Spoon River. Although it is written in free verse, Spoon River reads like a novel. It consists of […]

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