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Mr. Majestyk
Fifty-Two Pickup
Swag
Unknown Man No. 89
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The Switch
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City Primeval
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Stick
Labrava
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Touch
Freaky Deaky
Killshot
Get Shorty
Maximum Bob
Rum Punch
Pronto
Riding the Rap
Out of Sight
Cuba Libre
Be Cool
Pagan Babies
Tishomingo Blues
Mr. Paradise
A Coyote’s in the House
The Hot Kid
Comfort to the Enemy
Up in Honey’s Room
Road Dogs
Djibouti
Raylan

Stories

The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard
The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories
When the Women Come Out to Dance
Trail of the Apache
Apache Medicine
You Never See Apaches…
Red Hell Hits Canyon Diablo
The Colonel’s Lady
Law of the Hunted One
Cavalry Boots
Under the Friar’s Ledge
The Rustlers
Three Ten to Yuma
The Big Hunt
Long Night
The Boy Who Smiled
The Hard Way
The Last Shot
Blood Money
Trouble at Rindo’s Station
Saint with a Six-Gun
The Captives
No Man’s Guns
The Rancher’s Lady
Jugged
Moment of Vengeance
Man with the Iron Arm
The Longest Day of his Life
The Nagual
The Kid
The Treasure of Mungo’s Landing
The Bull Ring at Blisston
Only Good Ones
The Tonto Woman
Hurrah for Captain Early
Karen Makes Out
The Odyssey
Sparks
Hanging Out at the Buena Vista
Fire in the Hole
Chickasaw Charlie Hoke
When the Women Come Out to Dance
Tenkiller
Showdown at Checotah
Louly and Pretty Boy
Chick Killer (2011)
Ice Man

Film and TV

Moment of Vengeance
3:10 to Yuma
The Tall T
Hombre
The Big Bounce (I)
The Moonshine War
Valdez is Coming
Joe Kidd
Mr. Majestyk
High Noon, Part II
Stick
52 Pickup
Desperado
The Rosary Murders
Glitz (TV)
Cat Chaser
Border Shootout
Split Images
Get Shorty
Last Stand at Saber River
Pronto
Touch
Elmore Leonard’s Gold Coast (TV)
Jackie Brown
Maximum Bob
Out of Sight
Karen Sisco
The Big Bounce (II)
Be Cool (2005)
The Ambassador
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Killshot (2009)
Freaky Deaky
The Tonto Woman
Sparks
Justified
Life of Crime

David E. Davis on Mad Men and Elmore Leonard

The late David E. Davis in a posthumously published article in The National discusses the advertising business, his take on “Mad Men” and what he learned working with Elmore at the Campbell Ewald Agency in Detroit in the early Sixties.

Elmore Leonard was my guide and mentor during my first tentative efforts as a copywriter. He was not the world-famous writer that he is today. He rose early every morning and wrote western novels, researched in the pages of Arizona Highways magazine. He taught me to read my copy aloud before turning it in, and to write like I talked. I found over the months that I was also beginning to talk like I wrote. It is true to this day.

Elmore was a highly regarded and much-loved star in the agency’s creative department. His main assignment was Chevrolet truck testimonial advertising. Dealers would suggest fleet operators in their territories who were using Chevrolet trucks for difficult work in challenging circumstances, and Elmore would pay them a visit, talk to the truck drivers and create the ads and catalogues. This sometimes led to late evenings in the local Veteran of Foreign Wars Hall, where Elmore would attempt to draw the drivers out, encouraging them to wax colourful on their love for their Chevys. As the evenings wore on, descriptions often became unprintable. The slight, bespectacled writer from the ad agency would be regarded as the bringer of some great morning-after plague.

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