Friday, March 21, 2014

Two Pleasant Publishing Gentlemen

Vera Caspary writes in the introduction to her novel BACHELOR IN PARADISE, which began as a 70-page movie treatment, "When M-G-M announced that Bob Hope and Lana Turner would star in the picture, two pleasant publishing gentlemen came to my house and suggested a novel." Maybe it's just because it's Vera Caspary, but that sounds ominous! It's the "came to my house," I think. Has overtones of the guys who show up at your grocery store and manhandle the produce and tell you it's a nice place, be a shame if something was to happen to it.