Thursday, December 31, 2015

PaperBack



Harold Robbins, Stiletto, Dell, 1964

4 comments:

George said...

Another one of those great DELL covers! I should have bought more DELLs from the Sixties when they were everywhere.

Daniel Stumpf said...

Made into a vary lame movie, even with Patrick O'Neal and Joseph Wiseman as antagonists.

Deb said...

Whenever I see a Harold Robbins book, I think of an anecdote from one of Michael Korda's books: Korda was Robbins's editor, but Robbins was prickly as hell and very defensive about any suggested changes to his manuscripts. So he had submitted a manuscript where, halfway through, he changed the hero's name. Korda was trying to delicately ask Robbins which name was the correct one but Robbins was having none of it: Publish as it is, he insisted. So the book was published and no one seemed to notice the hero's name change. Could this be an apocryphal story? Does anyone know what book it might be?

Bill Crider said...

Don't know the book, Deb, but that story is in Korda's memoir about his publishing experiences. So either it's true or he made it up.