A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
5/25/1956 Stuart Bailey shows up, but not on Sunset Strip
May 25, 1956. The issue of Saturday Evening Post with this cover date featured a short story by Roy Huggins called "Now You See It." Why is that important?
It was one of three stories to feature a character named Stuart Bailey. Huggins later based a TV show on Bailey and 77 Sunset Strip was one of the most influential series in the history of TV private eyes.
Huggins went on to have a hand in the creation of The Fugitive, Maverick, and The Rockford Files.