a.k.a Itchy the Debonair
by Dashiell Hammett
It is said that “Art imitates Nature”—or, to put it another way, “Art imitates Life”; but isn’t true that Life often imitates Art? Here is a wry tale in point.
May 25 1947
The Adventures of Sam Spade
THE CASE OF THE WEB-FOOTED BURGLAR
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Based on Dashiell Hammett's character
as heard in the Columbia Broadcast System
This edition includes an 8 panel comic strip ad for Wildroot Cream Oil Hair Tonic featuring Dashiell Hammett's detective Sam Spade as heard on the CBS Adventures of Sam Spade radio show.
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About the Author
One of the masters of crime fiction and a former operative for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) first introduced his iconic private eye, Sam Spade, in 1930 in his famous novel The Maltese Falcon. He followed that novel with The Thin Man in 1932 which introduced the incomparable and charming sleuths Nick and Nora Charles. He was also the author of Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, and The Glass Key, as well the Collected Case Files of the Continental Op, most of which were published in Black Mask magazine.
Date of Birth:May 27, 1894
Date of Death:January 10, 1961
Place of Birth:St. Mary, Maryland
Place of Death:New York
Education:Baltimore Polytechnic Institute