First Look: The Dark Pages’ Latest Issue


Hot off the presses is the very latest issue of the original bi-monthly publication for noir movie fans; here’s what you’ll find in it:

The fun side of noir, in which the writer journeys through the genre’s thrilling discoveries and the lighter appeal of favourites like Laura, Blind Spot, Cry Danger, Nocturne, Out of the Past, and many more.

Cigarettes in noir, with a brief history of ciggies in cinema, and noir’s tobacco endorsements and ads

Lucille Ball doing noir and suspense parts on the radio


a noir novice watches The Blue Dahlia for the first time


Kirk Douglas quiz

a fun feature that tells fortunes for noir characters


Also in this issue is my regular viewing guide to noirs showing on TCM with some background on selected titles: this time I look at David Goodis, the writer whose work was turned into Dark Passage, Nightfall and more, some of the different Gilda promo artwork and campaigns around the world, and the adventurous life of Leave Her to Heaven cinematographer Leon Shamroy.

The Dark Pages is great reading for any noir fan, get this issue or a whole subscription; click right here to visit the Dark Pages site where you can order your paper or e-version.