DARK PAGES is a bi-monthly print publication established 2005 and dedicated to all things Noir: indepth biographies of actors, actresses, directors, pulp writers, comparisons of novels to films, reader letters and suggestions, trivia quotes, a Noir on TV and DVD viewing calendar full of interesting bios and information. DP does an annual giant issue, out at year’s end, focusing on all the angles of one special noir (2010: Out of the Past / 2011: Double Indemnity / 2012: Nightmare Alley / 2013: The Killers )
I am such a regular contributor at DP, or I am so hard to get rid of, that I have been honored with the title of Senior Writer. DARK PAGES’ editor and creator is Noir expert extraordinaire Karen Hannsberry, author of books about noir actors BAD BOYS and actresses FEMME NOIR. she also blogs on classic movies at Shadows & Satin.
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for Dark Pages Double Indemnity special issue 2011, I wrote on Edith Head, Wally Westmore, cinematographer John Seitz, designers/art dept. Hans Dreier, Hal Pereira & Bert Granger. for Dark Pages Out of the Past special issue 2010, I wrote on the people behind the scenes, including stories from the set, bios of director Jacques Tourneur, DP Nick Musuraca, Producer Warren Duff, editor Sam Beetley, set decorator Darrell Silvera, costumer Ed Stevenson, composer Roy Webb. I also wrote bios of pioneering black actress Theresa Harris and OOTP poster artist William Rose. For the 2012 Nightmare Alley issue I had the honor of choosing that spotlight movie, and wrote all about Tyrone Power’s performance & director Edmund Goulding. For 2013’s The Killers issue I wrote about Ava Gardner, how she got the role and what she did with it (hint: a lot), plus a look at the film’s wonky flashback structure.