Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006

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Mickey Spillane (Frank Morrison Spillane) was born March 9, 1918, in Brooklyn, NY. He became a writer of mystery and detective novels, and is best know for his character, Mike Hammer. He wrote his first Mike Hammer story, I, the Jury, in three weeks, when he needed money to buy real estate. His publishers 'questioned its good taste and literary merit,' but felt it would sell, and it became the first of a long series. In 1979, his publisher dared him to write a book for children. The result was The Day the Sea Rolled Back, about two boys searching for a sunken treasure ship, which was followed by another sea story, both of which were praised by reviewers for their suspense and high adventure. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 66.

From the description of Mickey Spillane Papers 1979-1982. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 456170453

Mickey Spillane (Frank Morrison Spillane) was born March 9, 1918, in Brooklyn, NY. He became a writer of mystery and detective novels, and is best know for his character, Mike Hammer. He wrote his first Mike Hammer story, I, the Jury, in three weeks, when he needed money to buy real estate. His publishers 'questioned its good taste and literary merit,' but felt it would sell, and it became the first of a long series. In 1979, his publisher dared him to write a book for children. The result was The Day the Sea Rolled Back, about two boys searching for a sunken treasure ship, which was followed by another sea story, both of which were praised by reviewers for their suspense and high adventure.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 66

From the guide to the Mickey Spillane Papers, 1979-1982, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Mickey Spillane, 1918-2006 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Sturkey, Don. Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn New American Library Archive, 1943-1962 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Neel, Robert C., 1919-. [Cartoonist's autographs]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Morton, Hugh M. Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf World War II writer's symposium. Roundtable discussion, 13-14 April 1995 / William Price Fox, moderator. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Spillane, Mickey. Mickey Spillane Papers 1979-1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Lewis, Richard B. [Interview with Dick Lewis] [sound recording] / Dick Lewis ; [interviewed by] Jack Kuney, Somers, NY, August 10, 1998. Syracuse University
referencedIn De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bezzerides, A. I. (Albert Isaac), 1908-. Kiss me deadly / A.I. Bezzerides. Columbia College Chicago
creatorOf Mickey Spillane Papers, 1979-1982 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
referencedIn Hugh Morton Photographs and Films,  , late 1920s-2006, (bulk 1940s-1990s) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.
referencedIn Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1918-1955 (inclusive), 1944-1951 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Spillane, Mickey. Mickey Spillane Papers 1979-1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006. Requiem for a sucker / Mickey Spillane. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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associatedWith Bezzerides, A. I. (Albert Isaac), 1908- person
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associatedWith Lewis, Richard B. person
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associatedWith Morton, Hugh M. person
associatedWith Neel, Robert C., 1919- person
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associatedWith Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006. person
associatedWith Sturkey, Don. person
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Birth 1918-09-03

Death 2006-07-17

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