The Boys in the Black Mask: An Exhibit in the UCLA Library 1961 Pulp Magazine Hardboiled Crime Fiction ~ Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler


Title: The Boys in the Black Mask: An Exhibit in the UCLA Library, January 6 - February 10, 1961

Author: Wilbur J. Smith (foreword), Philip Durham (preface)

Description: Staple-bound in printed card covers. Clean. One illustration. Foreword by Wilbur J. Smith (UCLA's head of special collections) and preface by Philip C. Durham (UCLA professor, scholar of popular American fiction, and biographer of Raymond Chandler). [4], 12, [1] pages. 8.3 x 5.4 inches.

1961 catalog for the UCLA exhibit of the pulp magazine Black Mask, that included many issues and examples of correspondence, photographs and other materials related to the magazine and its staff and writers.

The first issue of Black Mask was published in 1920 under the editorship of H. L. Mencken. Over the next three decades the pulp would see many contributions from many notable writers, including Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Carroll John Daly, and Erle Stanley Gardner.

Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: University of California Library, Los Angeles
Place: [Los Angeles]
Year: 1961

Keywords: pulp fiction, pulp magazines, hardboilded, hard-boiled, crime fiction, exhibition catalog,

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