Brush Pass is back and so is Matthew Bradford from Double O Section who tells us more about Matt Helm.
Episode 49 sees the return of Matthew Bradford, a man who has watched more spy movies and read more spy novels than I have had hot dinners! He returns to Brush Pass to tell us more about the character of Matt Helm and in particular the novel The Interlopers.
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Some of you may remember the Matt Helm movies from the 60’s and Matthew gives you the low down on those too.
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Who was Donald Hamilton, creator of Matt Helm?
Donald Hamilton, author of the Matt Helm series, was born on March 24, 1916 in Uppsala, Sweden, the son of Bengt L. K. And Elise (Neovius) Hamilton. He married, in 1941, Kathleen Stick, and was the father of Hugo, Elise, Gordon, and Victoria Hamilton. He attended the University of Chicago, gaining a B.S. degree in 1938. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and became a Lieutenant. He lived for many years in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
His first novel, Date With Darkness, was published in 1947. He was a member of the Western Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Outdoor Writers Association of America.
(Bio from The Matt Helm Dossier)
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