Attached is an article by "One Take Woody" (Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke, Jr. 1889 – 1943) on the topic of the two "Thin Man" films he had directed:
"Looking back into the infinite past, I seem to recall that a certain motion picture was made and that I had something to do with it. It stirs restlessly in my memory, for it was immediately seized by the theater public as a new cycle in screen entertainment. In Hollywood, things are often done in cycles - gangster cycles, G-man cycles, historical romances, sea stuff,even Shakespeare. Somebody starts it and others fall in line to catch the shekels that bounce to the floor after the first jack pot."
The director muses about Dashiell Hammett, who wrote the best-selling novel, Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, who penned the screenplay and Alexander Woollcott's film review.
Click here to read an article about Dashiell Hammett.
Click here to read a 1952 article about Marilyn Monroe.