Glad you're liking it. Thanks.So glad to be returning to this strange alternate 1939.
This Los Angeles has taken liberties with certain powers and prerogatives, which further updates will expand upon (a bit).Welcome back! Didn't know LA issued pilot licenses. Thought back then the Department of Commerce/CAA took care of that.
Well, as a child of Hollywood I was always taught that sequels have to be bigger. Though I am taking it one story at a time and am not planning on a third story until I finish the second one and see what is the response and how I am doing on time allocation and etc.So the first story opened with four corpses, this one with six, next one with eight?
it's often forgotten, in the light of his baseball career, what a fine back Robinson was. IOTL he played for the Bulldogs: ITTL I can see the Spartans drafting him.Jackie Robinson was going to start for the Bruins.
Albert had about the most credible life he could, in the circumstances - he did his best, and saved lives.His dipshit director brother, Albie...
An awful lot of the people I've known on the far (and indeed not so far) left have always been quite comfortable, to say the least, with anyone outside the left being murdered, but are really upset when the Leaders of the Proletariat turn on each other.It was the Spain thing that did it. Oh Mrs. Parker was fine with the nun killings and the other Commie massacres of the "reactionaries" by the Republicans during the Civil War. But then, after Madrid fell, Stalin's goons went and started going after the anarchists and fellow travelers on the left side of the fence.
I presume the husband was Alan Campbell? Really interesting take on Parker.Mrs. Parker's first dissenting opinion in the papers was weak sauce, but it was still enough to get the red rags to out her husband, with color photos to boot
Lol - the Blacklist in reverse."She's... She's a good girl. Decent. But... When she broke with the Reds, they spread the word around to their 'comrades' not to hire her in any of their productions. She was being starved out. Same as me. She... She did what she had to do to survive."
Oh I'm not knocking Albert. He was a good guy. But Deputy-Detective Steinberg is more than a bit of an a-hole. He has a unique take on some things, such as his mixed feelings Albert's big brother, who he saw as the shaker and mover, and Steinberg's biases and prejudices are there as well.it's often forgotten, in the light of his baseball career, what a fine back Robinson was. IOTL he played for the Bulldogs: ITTL I can see the Spartans drafting him.
Albert had about the most credible life he could, in the circumstances - he did his best, and saved lives.
Thanks. Yes, indeed Alan Campbell is the one who gets the nod here. I wanted to show that in this world, without Hitler being The Hitler of OTL, the far-right threat is pretty much Mussolini and a few hangers-on. As such, the predominant threat to Western Civ as seen by most is Moscow, not Berlin and that changes things for a lot of people.An awful lot of the people I've known on the far (and indeed not so far) left have always been quite comfortable, to say the least, with anyone outside the left being murdered, but are really upset when the Leaders of the Proletariat turn on each other.
I presume the husband was Alan Campbell? really interesting take on Parker.
Lol - the Blacklist in reverse.
I aim to please, but I do not try to offend folks. It's just that if I have a detective operating in the '30s investigating a six body homicide, he will speak as a man of his time and place and though I have changed the place a bit, the prejudices of the era remain.A story to offend virtually everyone...I like it!
Glad you're liking, but Joey the Cripp is not involved with Thousand Oaks, as he was previously allocated to my first Hollywood Land tale. I originally was going to spend more time with the unfortunate gentleman who was going to be picked up by the police and framed for the murders (temporarily, in the mind of our protagonist), but did not want to wallow in the misery there, as there are more opportunities for the unpleasentries down the line.Greg,
As background, Thousand Oaks, California was originally known as Jungleland because of Goebel's African Lion Farm. (Fact) Could this have been Joe, emigrated ? Routinely travel from Thousand Oaks, where I live, thru Moorpark to Santa Paula Airport. Never encountered a rainbow gentleman or his several cats, but wish them well.
Thanks for your pulp magazine reprise!