Today at Costco I found a heck of a deal… a $16.00 DVD boxed set of three of Frank Sinatra’s crime dramas: TONY ROME, LADY IN CEMENT and THE DETECTIVE. As I’ve mentioned here before, these three films are among my guilty pleasures, especially the two TONY ROME movies. The TONY ROME movies are based on the novels by Marvin Albert, who wrote screenplays, original novels under a variety of pseudonyms (Nick Quarry, Tony Rome, Albert Conroy, Ian McCallister, Mike Barone), and movie tie-ins (including a novel based on Woody Allen’s screenplay WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT!)
Run out to Costco and get yourself this boxed set…you can’t beat the bang for the buck.
12 thoughts on “Guilty Pleasure”
It’s the real deal. Lee what do you think of the HBO film The Rat Pack with ray Liotta and Don Cheadle? In the pool table scene I played the actor Henry Silva from the original Ocean’s Eleven. Rob Cohen ws the director. Top notch in my view.
I saw this there the other day and almost bought it.
I guess I will grab it on my next trip to Costco.
Lee, I’ve never commented on a blog before, not even my own (my Typepad doesn’t approve of me, apparently) but your profound feelings toward Costco mirror my own, and gave me such a warm and fuzzy sensation, I had to violate the sacred laws of Omerta to tell you so.
Harley, a Costco Executive Member
I thought you might be interested in this. Yesterday I was channel surfing and came across an interview wth the guy who wrote the anti-Hillary book (may his tribe increase) on a televised radio show hosted by Jim Bohannon. Here’s where you come in. All of the callers who got through were rewarded with a copy of your latest book.
Really? I caught part of that show on C-Span,(may their numbers decrease), and saw no such thing.
Ms. Kozak, I’m not a member of Costco, but at Hastings and BN your book was in the center stand in front of the door. Well done.
Funny you mention this, Lee, as I bought the same set last weekend at Costco, too. Frank always did a great job in the PI movies.
Nice to see you stopped by, Harley!
Hmmm. I would like to suggest interested parties read Klein’s book. I would also like to suggest that if Costco promotes things literary they should be championed.
Wow… the giveaway is news to me. I’ll have to ask my publisher if this was something they arranged. Thanks for the heads-up!
I understand it is harsh or biased enough for your taste Hess. Must such a disappointment. I fail to see how Lee’s book on a show featuring another author is valid. They’re both fictional (snort)?
I understand it isn’t harsh or biased enough for your taste Hess. Must be such a disappointment. That’s the buzz on it anyway. I fail to see how Lee’s book on a show featuring another author is valid. They’re both fictional (snort)?
I thought this thread was about Frank Sinatra…
My favorite PI performance of his is still “The First Deadly Sin” (funny thing was, I didn’t care for the book) with “The Detective” as a close second.
Lee: Another great place, I opine, to find great deals on single DVDs and sets is Wal-Greens. I’ve been working to complete my collection of early Hitchcock works and found, oh, almost a dozen at Wal-Greens. Three for ten dollars. And surprisingly the DVDs are quality. No drop-out. No skipped tracks. Good sound, given the source material they were obviously made from.