Fortunately, she finds her match in DONALD LAM , a diminutive lawyer who shows a delightful aptitude for bending, twisting, tweaking and otherwise subverting the law, while Bertha tends to just out and out break it. As she puts it, Donald is "a little runt, but he's brainy. Together they are simply one of the best teams of P. And if a successful TV series had been developed from it, Cool and Lam may have received the respect they deserved, instead of being a footnote in Gardner's career.
In fact, there were a few attempts to bring the franchise to a larger audience. The first stab was a one-off radio show that showed up as an episode of The United States Steel Hour of Mystery , adapted from the novel Turn on the Heat and starring none other than Ol' Blue Eyes himself as Donald, and Next up was a television episode on another anthology show, Climax! Unfortunately, since so much of Climax!
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But Art Carney as Donald Lam? That would have been cool to see! It never developed into a series, although it comes around on YouTube now and then, complete with an introduction by Erle Stanley himself. Erle Stanley Gardner was, of course, the creator of Perry Mason and one of the most popular American authors of all time, with over million books sold. Originally intended to be the second book in the series, the publisher rejected it for among other things "Bertha Cool's tendency to talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people.
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A mystery-themed summer replacement for the popular United States Steel Hour, which ran during the summer of The United States Steel Hour itself was an anthology series which brought hour long dramas to radio from and television from to both sponsored by the United States Steel Corporation U. An American television anthology series that aired on CBS from to The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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Published by Panther, London About this Item: Panther, London, Condition: Poor. NA illustrator. First PB? This book is very wellworn. The spine has lines;the cover has warps because of the glue,some sections of the pages are loose. It has a gorgeous cover painting uncredited of a blonde woman. Whoever the artist is he certainly knows his anatomy or at least he knows what I like. The lady is wearing an off-the-shoulder dark blue dress which seems to glow in the light. In the background is a fellow our hero? There is some waterstaining at the base of the book.
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