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Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970)

Mystery Writer, Lawyer, and Creator of Perry Mason
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Drawing on original interviews, correspondence, and production records, this is the first in-depth history of Perry Mason, providing a unique behind-the-scenes account of every stage in his development. Included are detailed listings of every one of his cases, thoroughly indexed. No Perry Mason fan – from the casual to the most avid – will want to be without this book. Jim Davidson, Gail Patrick, Perry Mason Tv Series, Raymond Burr, Soap Opera Stars, Fade Out, Popular Shows, That's Entertainment, Warner Brothers
Drawing on original interviews, correspondence, and production records, this is the first in-depth history of Perry Mason, providing a unique behind-the-scenes account of every stage in his development. Included are detailed listings of every one of his cases, thoroughly indexed. No Perry Mason fan – from the casual to the most avid – will want to be without this book.
“The Perry Mason Book: A Comprehensive Guide to America’s Favorite Defender of Justice” by Jim Davidson is available in a Kindle edition from Amazon. Tv Programmes, Classic Tv, Executive Producer, Gardner, Stanley
The Perry Mason Book
“The Perry Mason Book: A Comprehensive Guide to America’s Favorite Defender of Justice” by Jim Davidson is available in a Kindle edition from Amazon.
The first page of Erle Stanley Gardner's first published story - Nellie's Naughty Nighty, appearing in Breezy Stories, August 1921. Perry Mason, Gardners, First Page, Pink Silk, Nighty, Breezy, August, The Creator
The first page of Erle Stanley Gardner's first published story - Nellie's Naughty Nighty, appearing in Breezy Stories, August 1921.
The March 25, 1897 issue of The Youth's Companion, published by Perry Mason and Company of Boston.  This is the actual copy owned by 7-year-old Erle Stanley Gardner.  The right margin contains Gardner's name and local post office - proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Erle borrowed, whether consciously or not, the name of his most famous character.  Image courtesy of Erle's nephew, Kenneth Gardner. Reasonable Doubt, 7 Year Olds, Post Office, Kenneth, Courtesy, New England
The March 25, 1897 issue of The Youth's Companion, published by Perry Mason and Company of Boston. This is the actual copy owned by 7-year-old Erle Stanley Gardner. The right margin contains Gardner's name and local post office - proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Erle borrowed, whether consciously or not, the name of his most famous character. Image courtesy of Erle's nephew, Kenneth Gardner.
Ballantine Ale Ad featuring Erle Stanley Gardner, page 1, 1951. Ale, Writer, Mystery, Fictional Characters, Ale Beer
Ballantine Ale Ad featuring Erle Stanley Gardner, page 1, 1951.
Ballantine Ale Ad featuring Erle Stanley Gardner, page 2, 1951. Words, Person, Writers, Authors
Ballantine Ale Ad featuring Erle Stanley Gardner, page 2, 1951.
The High Country, founded in 1967, is a publication of the Temecula Valley Museum and is devoted to the history of Western Riverside County and its adjoining areas.  It often features articles about Erle Stanley Gardner, one of Temecula's most prominent former residents.  This is the Fall 2003 issue. Temecula Valley, Museum Gift, Riverside County, Feature Article, Resident, Articles, Areas
The High Country, founded in 1967, is a publication of the Temecula Valley Museum and is devoted to the history of Western Riverside County and its adjoining areas. It often features articles about Erle Stanley Gardner, one of Temecula's most prominent former residents. This is the Fall 2003 issue.
Erle Stanley Gardner drives AP reporter Howard Heyn around his Rancho del Paisano in Temecula, California, 1950. Antique Cars, Monster Trucks, Temecula California, Howard, Classic, Books, Ranch
Erle Stanley Gardner drives AP reporter Howard Heyn around his Rancho del Paisano in Temecula, California, 1950.
A vintage shot of Ventura County Courthouse, Ventura, California, just up the hill from Erle Stanley Gardner's law office and where he tried many a case. Vintage, California, Ventura County, County, Ventura California, Law Office, Law
A vintage shot of Ventura County Courthouse, Ventura, California, just up the hill from Erle Stanley Gardner's law office and where he tried many a case.
Ventura County Courthouse (now San Buenaventura City Hall).  Photo by Kate Bennett, 1988. Kate Bennett, Courthouse, City Hall, Street View, Views
Ventura County Courthouse (now San Buenaventura City Hall). Photo by Kate Bennett, 1988.
Erle Stanley Gardner with Raymond Burr on the cover of TV Guide, July 4, 1964. Mason Raymond, Favorite Tv Shows, Favorite Books, Favorite Movies, Favorite Places, History Of Television, Justine
Erle Stanley Gardner with Raymond Burr on the cover of TV Guide, July 4, 1964.
Erle Stanley Gardner with anthropologist Luther Cressman at Fort Rock Cave, Oregon, 1966. True Crime Books, Best Mysteries, Detective Story, American Author, American Literature, Easy Street
Erle Stanley Gardner with anthropologist Luther Cressman at Fort Rock Cave, Oregon, 1966.
Erle Stanley Gardner with anthropologist Luther Cressman at Fort Rock Cave, Oregon, 1966. Luther, Fort, Oregon, Cave, Cowboy Hats, Caves
Erle Stanley Gardner with anthropologist Luther Cressman at Fort Rock Cave, Oregon, 1966.
Besides being a successful mystery writer, Erle Stanley Gardner was an accomplished archer. Amy, Straw, Dogs
Besides being a successful mystery writer, Erle Stanley Gardner was an accomplished archer.
Besides being a successful mystery writer, Erle Stanley Gardner was an accomplished horseman.  Here he is with his office staff, out for a Saturday ride. Horseman, Saturday, Riding, Office
Besides being a successful mystery writer, Erle Stanley Gardner was an accomplished horseman. Here he is with his office staff, out for a Saturday ride.