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Bet MacArthur requests:
 
 
> Looking for info on a series of films from the 1930's (I believe) featuring
> the hero aviator 'Tailspin Tommy.'  Books containing references to the series,
> etc.
 
I'm not sure which of these will give you the information you want but
try:
 
Author:
             Lahue, Kalton C.
       Title:
             Bound and gagged; the story of the silent serials [by] Kalton C.
 Lahue.
   Publisher:
             South Brunswick [N.J.] A. S. Barnes [1968]
 Description:
             352 p. : illus., ports. ; 27 cm.
 
 
Author:
             Barbour, Alan G.
       Title:
             Cliffhanger : a pictorial history of the motion picture serial /
 Alan G. Barbour ;
             introd. by Linda Stirling.
   Publisher:
             New York : A & W Publishers, c1977.
 Description:
             248 p. : chiefly ill. ; 29 cm.
 
 
Author:
             Lahue, Kalton C.
       Title:
             Continued next week; a history of the moving picture serial, by
 Kalton C. Lahue.
             With a foreword by Kent D. Eastin.
     Edition:
             [1st ed.]
   Publisher:
             Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1964?]
 Description:
             xvii, 293 p. illus. 23 cm.
 
 
Author:
             Harmon, Jim.
       Title:
             The great movie serials: their sound and fury [by] Jim Harmon and
 Donald F. Glut.
   Publisher:
             Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1972.
 Description:
             xix, 384 p. illus. 22 cm.
 
 
Author:
              Limbacher, James L.
        Title:
              Haven't I seen you somewhere before? : Remakes, sequels, and
 series in motion
              pictures and television, 1896-1978 / script & editing by James L.
 Limbacher.
    Publisher:
              Ann Arbor, MI : Pierian Press, 1979.
  Description:
              xv, 279 p. ; 29 cm.
 Bibliography:
              Bibliography: p. xi.
 
 
Author:
              Cline, William C.
        Title:
              In the nick of time : motion picture sound serials / William C.
 Cline.
    Publisher:
              Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1984.
  Description:
              xi, 281 p., [32] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
 Bibliography:
              Filmography: serials released from 1930 to 1956": p. 201-257.
 
 
Author:
              Zinman, David H.
        Title:
              Saturday afternoon at the bijou, by David Zinman.
    Publisher:
              New Rochelle, N.Y., Arlington House [1973]
  Description:
              511 p. illus. 25 cm.
 Bibliography:
              Bibliography: p. 494.
 
 
Author:
               Barbour, Alan G.
         Title:
               Saturday afternoon at the movies : 3 volumes in 1 / Alan G.
 Barbour.
     Publisher:
               New York : Bonanza Books : Distributed by Crown, 1986.
   Description:
               1 v. (565 p.) : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
 Contents-Note:
               Days of thrills and adventures -- The thrill of it all -- A
 thousand and one
               delights.
 
 
Author:
              Stedman, Raymond William.
        Title:
              The serials; suspense and drama by installment.
      Edition:
              [1st ed.]
    Publisher:
              Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [c1971]
  Description:
              xiii, 514 p. illus., facsims., plates, ports. 23 cm.
 Bibliography:
              Bibliography: p. 481-496.
 
 
Author:
             Van Hise, James.
       Title:
             Serial adventures / by James Van Hise.
   Publisher:
             Las Vegas, NV : Pioneer Books, c1990.
 Description:
             154 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
 
 
Author:
             Weiss, Ken.
       Title:
             To be continued ... [by] Ken Weiss and Ed Goodgold.
   Publisher:
             New York, Crown Publishers [1972]
 Description:
             ix, 341 p. illus. 29 cm.
 
 
Don Larsson
 
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Donald Larsson
Minnesota State U, Mankato
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