Dick Tracy and American Culture: Morality and Mythology, Text and Context

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McFarland, Oct 22, 1993 - 350 páginas
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In October 1931, Dick Tracy made his debut on the pages of the Detroit Mirror. Since then America's most famous crime fighter has tangled with a variety of protagonists from locations as diverse as the inner city and outer space, all the time maintaining the moral high ground while reflecting American popular culture. Through extensive research and interviews with Chester Gould (the creator of "Dick Tracy"), his assistants, Dick Locher (the current artist), Max Allan Collins (who scripted the stories for more than 15 years) and many others associated with the strip, Dick Tracy as a cultural icon emerges. The strips use of both innovative and established police methods and the true-to-life portrayals of Tracy's family and fellow cops are detailed. The artists behind the strip are fully revealed and Dick Tracy paraphernalia and the 1990 movie Dick Tracy are discussed. Dick Tracy's appearances in other media--books, comics, radio, movie serials, "B" movies, television dramas, and animated cartoons--are fully covered.
 

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A History of
17
The Police
31
The People Behind Dick Tracy
163
The 1990 Blockbuster Movie
277
The Second Most Famous Detective
287
BIBLIOGRAPHY
293
INDEX
309
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Garyn G. Roberts is a professor at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Michigan. He is the author of a number of articles and books on diverse American culture topics.

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