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The Resource The ghost script : a graphic novel, Jules Feiffer

The ghost script : a graphic novel, Jules Feiffer

Label
The ghost script : a graphic novel
Title
The ghost script
Title remainder
a graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
Jules Feiffer
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hollywood is haunted. 1953. Ghosts abound. In particular, the ghost of Detective Sam Hannigan<U+0015>murdered in Bay City twenty-two years earlier by Addie Perl, the hired assassin who then bought a Hollywood nightclub with her blood money. Among the nightclub<U+0019>s favored clientele is Sam<U+0019>s widow, Elsie. Blinded by a Japanese bullet while on a USO tour in the South Pacific, Elsie has been reinvented into <U+001c>Miss Know-It-All,<U+0029> a Hollywood gossip columnist. But blind Elsie is haunted by the ghost of her husband, Sam, who asks her accusingly: <U+001c>If Miss Know-It-All knows so much, why can<U+0019>t she find Cousin Joseph, the man who had me killed?<U+0029> Hollywood is haunted. Spooks abound. Agents Shoen and Kline, investigators for the House Un-American Activities Committee, manipulate the blacklisted, buxom, over-the-hill starlet-turned-hooker Lola Burns into working for them and naming the names she had once refused to betray. Hollywood is haunted. Communist screenwriters Oz McCay and Faye Bloom are noisily plotting, boozing, and laughing their way toward their impending disaster. Hollywood is haunted. As an inside joke, writer-director Annie Hannigan<U+0015>Sam and Elsie<U+0019>s daughter<U+0015>comes up with the idea of a <U+001c>Ghost Script<U+0029> that may or may not exist but is rumored to expose the inside story of the Hollywood blacklist and the names of its undercover masterminds, most notably the reclusive philanthropist Lyman Murchison, a superpatriot with a dirty secret. Hollywood is haunted. Stumbling his way through this maze is private eye Archie Goldman, a tough-talking, nebbishy good guy who<U+0019>s never been in a fight he didn<U+0019>t lose. Archie<U+0019>s single aim is to live up to the memory of the ghost who haunts him: Detective Sam Hannigan. Trail along with Archie into the middle of this muddle, as he tracks the arc of history and finds that it has rounded itself off into a circular firing squad."-- book jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feiffer, Jules
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.F4
LC item number
G48 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graphic novel
  • Private investigators
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc
  • Ghosts
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
Target audience
adult
Label
The ghost script : a graphic novel, Jules Feiffer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9781631493133
Lccn
2018009886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • on1005123885
  • (OCoLC)1005123885
  • 977991
Label
The ghost script : a graphic novel, Jules Feiffer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9781631493133
Lccn
2018009886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • on1005123885
  • (OCoLC)1005123885
  • 977991

Library Locations

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