Adventures in a Golden Age of Storytelling by SAMUEL WILSON, Author of "Mondo 70," "The Think 3 Institute," etc.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
THE PULP CALENDAR: July 17
A beautiful Rudolph Belarski cover fronts this 1937 Argosy, advertising a good Fisher-Savoy story by Donald Barr Chidsey. The popular globetrotting team of detective and reformed thief were a safer bet for the cover than this issue's new serial, John Hawkins' Strike, an attempt at social realism by pulp standards. Theodore Roscoe offers one of his small-town gothic stories in his Five Corners series, while Luke Short continues King Colt and Judson P. Philips wraps up his harness-racing two-parter County Fair. Frank Richardson Pierce, William Chamberlain and Alexander Key -- later known for the Witch Mountain series -- contribute short stories. I read this one a few years ago thanks to the scanners who've made much of 1937 available online, and I remember it being pretty good overall.
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I wasn't able to locate this issue at the Unz site or archive.org. Is there another site I should be checking? Thanks.ReplyDelete
This one and many other 1937 issues or Argosy, as well as a vast selection of other pulps, are available to members of Yahoo's pulpscans group.ReplyDelete
Ah...lets me out then, but thanks.ReplyDelete
Not if you have a Yahoo account and apply to pulpscans. Heck, they let me in long before I actually scanned anything.ReplyDelete
I joined. I now feel honor bound to buy at least one pulp to scan (my magazine collection is mostly pre war needlework and other domesticitae).ReplyDelete