Thursday, June 14, 2007

Rare Mickey Spillane clip (from the old blog)

A very cool clip from the Funhouse archives. The Mick appearing on a latter-day Dick Cavett show (circa 1987). The other guests are Robert Parker (mustached gent), Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain, checked jacket), and (no kidding) a nun who was writing decently selling mysteries at the time. Spillane is in top form, telling the tale of the immortal last line from Vengeance is Mine (he never i.d.s the book), talking about what Mike Hammer looked like, proudly reading his worst reviews, and giving credit where credit was due: plugging one of his favorite writers, the much-neglected Frederick Brown.

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