Dick Contino s Blues And Other Stories

The papers played up a resentment number, harping on the BIG ROOM pay Dick Contino would be giving up if forced to serve as an army private. Dick's response: then take away my accordion for five years. The Feds didn't buy it.

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448134099

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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James Ellroys epochal first collection of short fiction. Dick Contino - 50s accordian player, a star in the making, is destroyed by a draft-dodging scandal. His life is on the skids until he comes up with the idea of resurrecting his career with a fake kidnapping scam. meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose in Los Angeles...a killer who is closer to Contino than he suspects - a killer who wants in on the kidnap - for real... Plus five previously unpublished short stories.

Dick Contino s Blues and Other Stories

Dick Contino, a 50s accordion player, a star in the making, is destroyed by a draft-dodging scandal.

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Century

ISBN: 9780712661263

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Page: 5

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Dick Contino, a 50s accordion player, a star in the making, is destroyed by a draft-dodging scandal. His life is on the skids until he comes up with the idea of resurrecting his career with a fake kidnapping scam. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.

James Ellroy

Dick Contino's Blues,” originally published in the winter 1993 issue of Granta and reprinted in Hollywood Nocturnes, is a novella in which Dick Contino looks back upon the production of his B-movie, Daddy-O. As in other Contino stories ...

Author: Jim Mancall

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This comprehensive guide to James Ellroy’s work and life is arranged as an encyclopedia covering his entire career, from his first private-eye novel, Brown’s Requiem, to his 2012 e-book Shakedown. It introduces new readers to his characters and plots, and provides experienced Ellroy fans and scholars with detailed analyses of the themes, motifs and stylistic innovations of his books. The work is a tour of Ellroy’s dark underworld, highlighting the controversies and unsettling questions that characterize his work, as well as assessing Ellroy’s place in the annals of American literature.

Dudley Smith Trio

Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories Dick Contino - 50s accordion player, a star in the making. is destroyed by a draft-dodging scandal. His life is on the skids until he comes up with the idea of resurrecting his career with a fake ...

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448108632

Category: Fiction

Page: 1344

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Three of James Ellroy's most gripping crime novels featuring Lieutenant Dudley Smith in one volume. The Big Nowhere: In 1950s LA three men are drawn into the shadow of communist witch hunts and violent killings that force each one to confront his own personal darkness. But none is prepared for the maelstrom that awaits them. LA Confidential: LA Christmas 1951. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three LAD cops involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they built their corrupt and voilent careers. White Jazz: LAPD Lieutenant Dave Klein made the mean streets he works on mean. But now the FBI are out to get the cops who murder, bribe and beat to serve their corrupt careers and Klein is hung out as bait. Big fish leap at his throat - racketeers, narcotic kings and scum with skeletons they would kill to keep hidden. Three of the most epic and powerful crime novels ever written, this volume is an explosive journey through the dark side of recent American history, and crime writing at its best.

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

... 286 Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories (Ellroy), 144 Dick Tracy: The Collins Casefiles, three volumes (Collins, Max Allan), 78 Dick Tracy and the Nightmare Machine (Collins, Max Allan), 78 Dick Tracy, film novelization (Collins, ...

Author: Bernard A. Drew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 439

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Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. • Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters • Contains over 60 author photographs • A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

Literature and Race in Los Angeles

Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories ( London , 1994 ) . LA Confidential ( London , 1994 ) . ... Golden Days ' , in The Penguin Collected Stories of William Faulkner ( Harmondsworth , 1985 ) , pp . 701–26 . Fenton , Frank .

Author: Julian Murphet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521805353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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This is a study of the treatment of the city, specifically LA, in contemporary writing.

This Storm

... THE L.A. QUARTET The Black Dahlia The Big Nowhere L.A. Confidential White Jazz MEMOIR My Dark Places The Hilliker Curse SHORT STORIES Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories JOURNALISM/SHORT FICTION Crime Wave Destination: Morgue!

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409023230

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 759

________________________ 'Ellroy writes with raw power ... undeniably one of the most influential crime writers of our time' THE TIMES 'a tangled fever-dream ... Ellroy offers a grandiose, Wagnerian vision of wartime LA' SUNDAY TIMES ________________________ A brilliant historical crime novel, set in Los Angeles and Mexico during the pulse-pounding aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor. January, ’42. L.A. reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese are rounded up and slammed behind bars. Massive thunderstorms hit the city. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops tag it a routine dead-man job. They’re wrong. It’s an early-warning signal of Chaos. There’s a murderous fire and a gold heist exploding out of the past. There’s Fifth Column treason – at this moment, on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, commies and race racketeers. There’s two dead cops in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with History. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, lashed by anti-Japanese rage. Dudley Smith is a PD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue and gone all-the-way fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core. L.A., ’42. Homefront madness ascendant. Early-wartime inferno – This Storm is James Ellroy’s most audacious novel yet. It is by turns savage, tender, elegiac. It lays bare and celebrates crazed Americans of all stripes. ________________________ ‘Epic crime writing from a master’ DAILY MAIL ‘Ellroy is unique. There is nobody writing this way ... Nobody has done or is doing what he is doing’ BOOKMUNCH

Widespread Panic

... THE L.A. QUARTET The Black Dahlia The Big Nowhere L.A. Confidential White Jazz MEMOIR My Dark Places The Hilliker Curse SHORT STORIES Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories JOURNALISM/SHORT FICTION Crime Wave Destination: Morgue!

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473586011

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 441

'Purgatory is rarely this much fun.' - Financial Times From The Modern Master of Noir comes a novel about the malevolent monarch of the 1950s Hollywood underground - a tale of pervasive paranoia teeming with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films and strange bedfellows. Freddy Otash is the man in the know and the man to know in '50s L.A. He operates with two simple rules - he'll do anything but commit murder and he'll never work with the commies. Freddy is an ex-L.A. cop on the skids. He snuffed a cop killer in cold blood - and it got to him bad. So Chief William H. Parker canned him. Now he's a sleazoid private eye, a shakedown artist, a pimp - and, most notably, the head strongarm goon for Confidential magazine. Confidential presaged the idiot internet - and delivered the dirt, the dish, the insidious ink and the scurrilous skank on the feckless foibles of misanthropic movie stars, sex-soiled socialites and potzo politicians. Freaky Freddy outs them all! In Widespread Panic, we traverse the depths of '50s L.A. and dig on the inner workings of Confidential. You'll go to Burt Lancaster's lushly appointed torture den; you'll groove overhyped legend James Dean as Freddy's chief stooge; you'll be there for Freddy's ring-a-ding rendezvous with Liz Taylor; you'll be front and centre as Freddy anoints himself the 'Tattle Tyrant Who Held Hollywood Hostage'.

James Ellroy and Voyeur Fiction

In Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories, Ellroy admits that his feelings toward his mother's unexpected death have always been “ambiguous.”13 He suggests that his initial response was an overwhelming sense of relief, as it allowed him ...

Author: Nathan Ashman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498565816

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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This book addresses the voyeuristic dimensions of James Ellroy’s fiction, one of the most significant yet underexplored areas of his work. Focusing exclusively on The L.A. Quartet and The Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy, it critically reflects upon a vivid preoccupation with eyes, visual culture, and visual technologies that permeates Ellroy’s writings.

Crime Wave

Also by james Ellroy Brown's Requiem Clandestine Silent Terror Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories The Black Dahlia The Big Nowhere L. A. Confidential Whine jazz American Tabloid My Dark Places (Ed) Murder and Mayhem L. A. Noir - The ...

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448134439

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 819

Reportage and fiction from the underside of LA. James Ellroy is a unique and powerful writer with a tough and explosive voice. His obsession with the dark side of L. A. is personal and vital, triggered by the murder of his mother when he was ten. This defining event spawned an early addiction to paperback crime novels, and Ellroy's own writing is saturated in an often violent underworld of bent cops, politicians, stars, sleeze and rumour. Ellroy exploits memory, history, fact and fiction with relentless energy and panache. What emerges is an intense, mythical version of tinseltown in the second half of the twentieth century.