Ellery really looks is a
As to his affinity to food it may surprise you to hear
that in The
Roman Hat Ellery is described as "fanatically interested in the
delicate subject of foods and their preparation"1
. He ends up drinking café au lait.
A look at our hero's medical history. Ellery had appendicitis, was
hospitalized in Adirondacks and was several weeks out. After the
ski accident (late 1963, in the Mahoganies, Wrightsville)
Ellery was treated in the
private pavilion of the Swedish-Norwegian Hospital in
Murray Hill. The "genial" Dr.Johanneson treated Ellery's legs which had been put in casts.
A technique Dr.Johanneson had invented.
Ellery can't stand the sight
have started off as a pince-nezed snob he didn't stay
adio had understandably less problems with the "image" they portrayed. Strangely enough Ellery and the inspector often looked a lot like the original descriptions in the books. Hugh Marlowe e.g. was called a perfect casting by Dannay himself! Careful consideration was given to the portrayal of the 'true' father son relation on radio. Comics had more mood swings and Ellery was portrayed in different ways (with or without glasses). If we would take any of the comics and put them in a line-up with other figures it would be far from easy to pick the right Ellery!
|Which seems logical for a non superhero who can not rely on easy
attributes... The published novelizations (and indeed the movies) changed the perception of our
sleuth. Ellery now wears a wristwatch, smokes a pipe, wears a hat and drives a fast
Cadillac! He just finished a book and some allusions are made on The New
Adventures of Ellery
Queen. His publisher is Jerry Ryan which has to take some
criticism. Some lookalike EQ
books are mentioned The Persian Tapestry Mystery
(the National series continued) and The Mystery of the Feathered Hat. He
has silver-gray eyes, a clean-shaven American face, brown hair, broad shoulders and nice
teeth. Only some allusions are made to the pince-nez.