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Mike Hammer lives, thanks to novelist Max Allan Collins! VIDEO - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelma

Mike Hammer lives, thanks to novelist Max Allan Collins! VIDEO - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelma

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of flat-footed coppers and irresistible dames with those long chorus-girl gams I dream of in technicolor… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! I’m going to welcome mystery author and novelist Max Allan Collins to the show in a minute, but first I want to tell you about a guy who had a big influence on me when I was a wannabee writer. His name was Michael Avallone. He was best-known for writing TV and film adaptations of movies such as Beneath the Planet of the Apes and TV shows such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Partridge Family. But he would have preferred to be remembered for his Ed Noon detective tales. Thankfully, the New York Times, in its 1999 obituary, described him as “a prolific writer of detective stories and other novels that were sometimes reminiscent of old-fashioned pulp fiction.” MAX ALLAN COLLINS audio excerpt: "Mickey Spillane is the Mike Hammer guy. My job is to finish these books

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