Archie Goodwin Birthday Dinner
The Stout Room, Heartland Brewery, N.Y.C.
October 24, 2011
Some questions about our birthday boy (roughly in increasing order of difficulty)
|Starting off ... can you identify ...|
|1.||Archie's birthplace?||Chillicothe, OH (Archie once stated he was the State Spelling Bee champion from Zanesville, OH)|
|2.||Archie's favorite beverage?||Milk|
|3.||Archie's lady friend?||Lily Rowan|
|4.||Archie's lady friend's nickname for him?||"escamillo"|
|5.||Archie's baseball teams?||The Giants (until they moved) and the Mets|
|A little tougher …|
|6.||Archie's usual place to dance?||The Flamingo Club|
|7.||Archie's usual model of gun?||Marley|
|8.||Archie's most prized possession?||An ostrich skin (brown) card case he received as a gift from Mr. Wolfe|
|9.||Archie's favorite cab drivers?||Herb Aronson and Al Goller|
|10.||The make of the sedan Archie drives?||Heron|
|Only a true Archie-phile would know …|
|11.||The diner that Archie eats at when he doesn't want to eat at home?||Al's Diner|
|12.||The club that Archie visits when he's annoyed at Mr. Wolfe?||Trick question: Archie isn't a member of any club|
|13.||The location in the brownstone of Archie's bedroom?||The north room on the third floor, front|
|14.||The herb Archie cares for more than Mr. Wolfe does?||Tarragon|
|15.||How Archie answers the phone in the office?||Until 6 p.m., "Nero Wolfe's office, Archie Goodwin speaking"
After 6 p.m., "Nero Wolfe's residence, Archie Goodwin speaking".
|For our most attentive readers …|
|16.||The evening each week that is Archie's poker night?||Thursday|
|17.||The number of hours Archie sleeps each night?||Eight, or eight and one-half|
|18.||Archie's salary in 1947?||$150 per week|
|19.||The full text of Wolfe's goodbye note to Archie?||"AG,
Do not look for me.
My very best regards and wishes.
|20.||The number of men Archie has killed (that we know about)?||At least four.|
|And can you tell us …|
|21.||The names of at least five actors who have portrayed Archie in films or on TV?||Lionel Stander, Gene Reynolds, Tom Mason, Lee Horsley, and Timothy Hutton|
|22.||Why did Archie Goodwin have to change his name to publish a mystery story?||Well-known comic-book and comic-strip writer/artist/editor Archie Goodwin submitted a mystery story to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1962; the magazine accepted it but told him he would have to choose a new pseudonym, as they did not believe that "Archie Goodwin" was his real name|
|23.||For whom will Archie Goodwin be playing basketball next year?||The University of Kentucky, where this Arkansas High School Senior will play Shooting Guard|
|24.||When Archie dies, would he rather go to Heaven or to Hell?||He'll ask which one Rowcliffe is in, and go to the other|
|25.||What movie star might Archie resemble, according to Rex Stout?||A young Humphrey Bogart|