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Louis Joseph Vance
[1879–1933]

and detective Michael 'Lone Wolf' Lanyard

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Michael 'Lone Wolf' Lanyard
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          seems to be the only photograph of author Louis Joseph Vance [1879–1933]

Louis Joseph Vance wrote eight novels about fictional Michael Lanyard, a jewel thief turned private detective and nicknamed
The Lone Wolf (1914-34) that were the basis for 24 films released between 1917 & 1949, as well as radio & TV shows.
Vance also wrote dozens of silent films and thirty non-Lone Wolf novels.

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Louis Joseph Vance entry at Wikipedia
browse all books by Louis Joseph Vance at Amazon
Louis Joseph Vance credits [1914-55] at Internet Movie Database
Louis Joseph Vance {14 books} at Project Gutenberg



'Lone Wolf'  Fiction, 1914-34
The fictional character Michael Lanyard was a jewel thief turned private detective, nicknamed The Lone Wolf;
Vance wrote eight novels (1914-34) that were the basis for 24 films released between 1917 & 1949, as well as radio & TV shows.
detective entry at Wikipedia
detective entry at Thrilling Detective

"The Lone Wolf: A Melodrama" [#1 = 1914]
http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Classics-Starmont-Facsimile-Fiction/dp/155742117X/

"The False Faces: Further Adventures From The History of The Lone Wolf" [#2 = 1918]

"Alias The Lone Wolf" [#3 = 1921]

"Red Masquerade: Being The Story of The Lone Wolf's Daughter" [#4 = 1921]
http://www.amazon.com/Masquerade-Being-Story-Wolfs-Daughter/dp/1162681632/

"The Lone Wolf Returns" [#5 = 1923]
http://www.amazon.com/Lone-returns-Louis-Joseph-Vance/dp/B000884QTU/

"The Lone Wolf's Son" [#6 = 1931]

"Encore The Lone Wolf" [#7 = 1933]

"The Lone Wolf's Last Prowl" [#8 = 1934]

"The Lone Wolf and The Hidden Empire" [#9 = 1947] continuation novel by Carl W. Smith

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

The Lone Wolf Mysteries by Louis Joseph Vance in Kindle format from Halcyon Press  each of these Kindle Editions contains the first four novels
"The Lone Wolf Mysteries by Louis Joseph Vance" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press Ltd. [5/2011] for $1.99 {sic}
"The Detective Story: The Lone Wolf Mysteries"
Kindle Edition from Jame Books [10/2013] for 99¢ {sic}
"The Lone Wolf Omnibus: All Four Original Novels About The Sophisticated Jewel Thief"
Kindle Edition from Renaissance E-Books [2003 edition] for $4.79


'Lone Wolf'  Movies & TV,  1917-55
Internet Movie Database listing for character 'Michael Lanyard'

"The Lone Wolf" [1917] (novel) /tt0008201/

"The False Faces" [1919] (Lone Wolf novel) /tt0010112/

"The Lone Wolf's Daughter" [1919] (screenplay) /tt0010378/

"The Lone Wolf" [1924] (story) /tt0015079/

"The Lone Wolf Returns" [1926] (story) /tt0017077/

"Alias The Lone Wolf" [1927] (novel) /tt0017599/

"The Lone Wolf's Daughter" [1929] (story) /tt0020106/

"The Last of The Lone Wolf" [1930] (story) /tt0021052/

"Cheaters At Play" [1932] (story "First Cabin") /tt0022757/

"The Lone Wolf Returns" [1935] (story) /tt0026646/
     

"The Lone Wolf In Paris" [1938] (story) /tt0030383/
http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Paris-Movie-Poster-Inches/dp/B004UYI33S/

"The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt" [1939] (based on story by) /tt0031589/

"The Lone Wolf Strikes" [1940] (work) /tt0032726/
http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Strikes-Movie-Poster-Inches/dp/B004UYKQGU/

"The Lone Wolf Meets A Lady" [1940] (based on story) /tt0032725/
http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Wolf-Meets-Lady-Jean/dp/B007G8SEPW/

"The Lone Wolf Keeps A Date" [1940] (work) /tt0033848/

"The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance" [1941] (based on) /tt0033849/

"Secrets of The Lone Wolf" [1941] (novel) /tt0034165/
http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Lone-Movie-Poster-Inches/dp/B004UNAGFC/

"Counter-Espionage" [1942] (based on work by) /tt0034617/

"One Dangerous Night" [1943] (based on work by) /tt0036237/

"Passport To Suez" [1943] - uncredited /tt0036253/
http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Suez-Ann-Savage/dp/B005DL6PO6/

"The Notorious Lone Wolf" [1946] - uncredited /tt0038788/

"The Lone Wolf In Mexico" [1947] (characters) /tt0039580/

"The Lone Wolf In London" [1947] (characters) /tt0039579/

"The Lone Wolf and His Lady" [1949] (novel) /tt0041597/
http://www.amazon.com/Poster-27x40-Randell-Vincent-Mowbray/dp/B001MSRHKU/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"The Lone Wolf" TV series [1954-55]
'The Lone Wolf' 1955 b&w TV series starring Louis Hayward  syndicated half-hour b&w 39-episode TV series starring Louis Hayward; guest actors included Joe Besser, Barbara Billingsley, Ernest Borgnine, Elisha Cook Jr., Ted de Corsia, John Doucette, Felicia Farr, Beverly Garland, Dabbs Greer, DeForest Kelley, Joi Lansing, Marjorie Lord, Strother Martin, Lita Milan, Marvin Miller, Harry Morgan, Paul Picerni, Denver Pyle, Aaron Spelling & Victor Sen Yung
full credits at IMDb • series entry at Wikipedia
complete TV series on DVDs from independent vendor - for $49.95
complete TV series on DVDs via sell.com Marketplace - 4 disks for $25.00 + s/h



Other  Fiction  by  Louis Joseph Vance

"Terence O'Rourke" [1904]

"The Private War" [1906]

"The Brass Bowl" [1907] filmed as short in 1914 & feature in 1924, filmed as "Masquerade" in 1929

"The Black Bag" [1908 novel] filmed in 1922

"The Bronze Bell" [1909]

"The Pool of Flame" [1909] filmed in 1916

"Fortune Hunter" [1910]

"No Man's Land" [1910] filmed in 1918

"Cynthia-of-The-Minute: A Romance" [1911] filmed as 'Cynthia of The Minute' [1920]

"The Bandbox" [1912] filmed in 1919

"The Day of Days" [1913] filmed in 1914

"Joan Thursday" [1913] filmed as "The Footlights of Fate" in 1916 & as "Greater Than Marriage" in 1924

"The Trey o'Hearts: A Motion Picture Melodrama" [1914 novel] filmed in 1914

"The Lone Wolf" [LW1 1914] goes here

"Nobody" [1915] filmed as "The Outsider" in 1917

"Sheep's Clothing" [1915] filmed as short in 1914

"The Last of The Fighting Channings" [Dec 1916 novel] filmed as 15-chapter serial 'Patria' [1917]
may never have been published in book form; serial ads suggest the novel was syndicated in Hearst newspapers

"The False Faces" [LW2 1918] goes here

"The Dark Mirror" [1920] filmed in 1920
illustration from 'The Dark Mirror' 1920 novel by Louis Joseph Vance (no cover found)

"Alias The Lone Wolf" [LW3 1921] goes here

"Red Masquerade" [LW4 1921] goes here

"Linda Lee, Incorporated" [1922]

"Baroque: A Mystery" [1923]

"The Destroying Angel" [1923] filmed in 1915 & 1923

"The Lone Wolf Returns" [LW5 1923] goes here

"Mrs. Paramor" [1923] filmed as "Married Flirts" in 1924

"Road To En Dor" [1925]

"The Dead Ride Hard" [1926]

"White Fire" [1926]

"They Call It Love" [1927]

"Speaking of Women" [1930]

"Woman In The Shadow" [1930]

"The Lone Wolf's Son" [LW6 1931] goes here

"The Trembling Flame" [1931]

"Detective" [1932]

"Encore The Lone Wolf" [LW7 1933] goes here

"The Lone Wolf's Last Prowl" [LW8 1934] goes here

"The Street of Strange Faces" [1934]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★



Other  Movies  of  Louis Joseph Vance
Louis Joseph Vance credits [1914-55] at Internet Movie Database

"The Day of Days" [1914] based on novel

"The Brass Bowl" [1914] short film based on novel

"The Trey o' Hearts" [1914] based on novel

"Flower of The Flames" [1914] short film based on novel

"White Water" [1914] short film based on novel

"The Sea Venture" [1914] short film based on novel

"Dead Reckoning" [1914] short film based on novel

"The Sunset Tide" [1914] short film based on novel

"The Crack o' Doom" [1914 short film based on novel

"Stalemate" [1914] short film based on novel

"Sheep's Clothing" [1914] short film based on LJV story

"The Mock Rose" [1914] short film based on novel

"As The Crow Flies" [1914] short film based on novel

"Steel Ribbons" [1914] short film based on novel

"The Painted Hills" [1914] short film based on novel

"The Mirage" [1914] short film based on novel

"The Jaws of Death" [1914] short film based on novel

"The First Law" [1914] short film based on novel

"His Heart, His Hand, and His Sword" [1914] short film based on LJV story

"The Last Trump" [1914] short film based on novel

"The Empire of Illusion" [1914] short film based on LJV story

"The Inn of The Winged Gods" [1914] short film based on LJV story

"The Spanish Jade" [1915] (scenario)

"The Palace of Dust" [1915] short film based on LJV story

"The New Adventures of Terence O'Rourke" [1915] based on LJV story

"When A Queen Loved O'Rourke" [1915] short film based on LJV story

"The Road To Paradise" [1915] short film based on LJV story

"The Destroying Angel" [1915] based on novel

"Graft" [1915] based on LJV story

"The Pool of Flame" [1916] based on novel

"The Footlights of Fate" [1916] based on novel 'Joan Thursday'

"The Secret Kingdom" [1916] based on LJV story

"Patria" 15-chapter serial [1917]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patria_(serial)
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 10 survive at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

"The Mainspring" [1917] based on LJV story

"The Outsider" [1917] based on novel 'Nobody'

"No Man's Land" [1918] based on novel

"The Inn of The Blue Moon" [1918] (scenario)

"Wild Honey" [1918] (scenario)

"Twilight" [1919] (scenario)

"The Bandbox" [1919] based on novel

"The Dark Mirror" [1920] based on novel /tt0011094/

"Cynthia of The Minute" [1920] based on novel

"Love" [1920] (scenario)

"Beau Revel" [1921] based on LJV story

"The Spanish Jade" [1922] (play)

"The Black Bag" [1922] based on novel

"Destroying Angel" [1923] based on novel

"Married Flirts" [1924] based on novel 'Mrs. Paramor'

"The Brass Bowl" [1924] based on novel

"Greater Than Marriage" [1924] based on novel 'Joan Thursday'

"The King of The Turf" [1926] (adaptation)

"Masquerade" [1929] based on novel 'The Brass Bowl'

★     ★     ★     ★     ★



Other  Works,  Other  Media

"The Spanish Jade" silent feature [Paramount April 1922]
1906 watercolor illustration from Harper's Magazine by Elizabeth Shippen Green for Maurice Hewlett's novel 'The Spanish Jade' - Miquela kneeling  Produced by Paramount-Famous Players-Lasky in U.K.; scenario by Josephine Lovett from the play adaptation by Louis Joseph Vance of the 1908 novel by Maurice Hewlett; filmed in Spain; when a girl's lover kills her husband she offers herself to her father-in-law in exchange for the lover's freedom.
Directed by John S. Robertson; art direction by Alfred Hitchcock; starring David Powell, Marc McDermott, Charles de Rochefort, Evelyn Brent, Lionel d'Aragon, Frank Stanmore, Roy Byford, Harry Ham • {this film is considered lost} • credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

1908 novel by Maurice Henry Hewlett [1861-1923]
{serialized in Harper's Magazine in 1906}
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
Univ California Libraries 8x5 blue cover pb [1908 facsimile] for $18.04
BiblioLife hardcover [11/2008] for $27.89

"The Spanish Jade" silent feature film [Paramount April 1915]
Directed by & starring Wilfred Lucas; credited as 'scenario by Louis Joseph Vance, based on the novel by Maurice Hewlett'; also starring
Betty Bellairs, Nigel De Brulier, Arthur Tavares, Frank Lanning, Howard Davies, Lloyd Ingraham • credits at IMDb

Phillip Jose Farmer created a family tree called the Wold Newton Universe that included many of the characters he read about
while growing up; the gentleman thief Michael Lanyard (The Lone Wolf) was one of the characters included.



Kindle  Editions
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Works of Louis Joseph Vance in Kindle format from Perfect Library  "Works of Louis Joseph Vance (14 books)" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from The Perfect Library [4/2013] for $2.99 {sic}
includes fourteen novels: "The Brass Bowl" [1907], "The Black Bag" [1908], "The Bronze Bell" [1909], "The Fortune Hunter" [1910], "The Bandbox" [1912], "Joan Thursday" [1913], "The Day of Days" [1913], "The Lone Wolf" [LW#1 = 1914], "Nobody" [1915], "The False Faces" [LW#2 = 1918], "Alias The Lone Wolf" [LW#3 = 1921], "Red Masquerade" [LW#4 = 1921], "Linda Lee, Incorporated" [1922], and "The Destroying Angel" [1923]
Essential Louis Joseph Vance Collection in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Essential Louis Joseph Vance Collection (9 books)" for Kindle [2009]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [7/2009] for $3.99
includes nine novels: "The Brass Bowl" [1907], "The Black Bag" [1908], "The Bronze Bell" [1909], "The Fortune Hunter" [1910], "The Day of Days" [1913], "The Lone Wolf" [LW#1 = 1914], "The False Faces" [LW#2 = 1918], "Alias The Lone Wolf" [LW#3 = 1921], and "Red Masquerade"
[LW#4 = 1921]
Works of Louis Joseph Vance in Kindle format from Packard  "The Works of Louis Joseph Vance (9 books)" for Kindle [2008]
Kindle Edition from Packard Technologies [2008] for $4.99
includes nine novels {same as cheaper Amazon 2009 'Essential' version above}: "The Brass Bowl"
[1907], "The Black Bag" [1908], "The Bronze Bell" [1909], "The Fortune Hunter" [1910], "The Day of Days" [1913], "The Lone Wolf" [LW#1 = 1914], "The False Faces" [LW#2 = 1918], "Alias The Lone Wolf" [LW#3 = 1921], and "Red Masquerade" [LW#4 = 1921]
Classic Works of Louis Joseph Vance in Kindle format from Leeaf Books  "The Classic Works of Louis Joseph Vance (10 books)" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Leeaf Books [10/2013] for $5.99
includes ten novels: the same as the 9-book editions, plus "Nobody" [1915]



Works About Louis Joseph Vance

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Friends & Family

Louis Joseph Vance was born in New York City in 1879 and died there in 1933

wife Nancy Anna Elizabeth 'Nance' Hodges Vance [] - married 1898, widowed 1933

son Wilson Beall Vance [1900-??]



L i n k s
Louis Joseph Vance entry at Wikipedia
browse all books by Louis Joseph Vance at Amazon
Louis Joseph Vance credits [1914-55] at Internet Movie Database

detective Michael Lanyard 'Lone Wolf' entry at Wikipedia
Internet Movie Database listing for character 'Michael Lanyard'



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