Movie Star Nancy!
In the late 1930's, Warner Brothers released four "B" films starring Bonita Granville as intrepid sleuth Nancy Drew. The films also provided several pieces of highly desirable and sought-after collectible items such as posters, lobby cards, still photographs and press kits

Nancy Drew, Detective - 19 November 1938 - 66 minutes - For Sale
Based on "The Password To Larkspur Lane" Nancy Drew Movies Still Pictures
Nancy Drew attends the Brinwood School for Young Ladies. Elderly Mary Eldredge, a former student at the school, becomes its new benefactress deeding it $250,000. The day following her deed and before she has handed over the money, Miss Eldredge disappears. Whereas most others believe Miss Eldredge decided to renege on her donation, Nancy is certain she has been kidnapped. Nancy is even more certain when she witnesses an unrelated event she thinks is tied to Miss Eldredge's disappearance. Nancy's father, renowned lawyer Carson Drew, believes what his daughter has seen but would rather she leave the investigative work to the police. But Nancy, disobeying her father at every turn, decides to find Miss Eldredge with the help of her bumbling next door neighbor, Ted Nickerson.


Credited Cast: Bonita Granville as Nancy Drew; John Litel as Carson Drew; James Stephenson as Challon; Frankie Thomas as Ted Nickerson; Frank Orth as Captain Tweedy; Helena Phillips Evans as Mary Eldredge; Renie Riano as Effie Schneider; Charles Trowbridge as Hollister; Dick Purcell as Keiffer; Ed Keane as Adam Thorne; Mae Busch as Miss Tyson
Director: William Clemens; Screenplay: Kenneth Gamet
Produced by Bryan Foy - producer (uncredited); Music by Heinz Roemheld - (uncredited); Cinematography by L. William O'Connell - (as L. Wm. O'Connell); Film Editing by Frank Magee; Art Direction by Stanley Fleischer; Costume Design by Milo Anderson - (gowns); Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Lester D. Guthrie - assistant director (uncredited); Sound Department Stanley Jones - sound; Costume and Wardrobe Department Eugene Joseff - costume jeweller (uncredited); Music Department Max Steiner - composer: stock music (uncredited); Other crew John Langan - dialogue director

Nancy Drew, Reporter - 18 February 1939 - 68 minutes - For Sale
Nancy Drew is one of six teenagers competing in the local newspaper's amateur reporter contest. The editor is treating the contest more of a chore and issues the contestants fluff stories. Nancy, wanting to deal with hard hitting news, trades her assignment for one of a missing reporter. That assignment is to cover the inquiry into the Kate Lambert murder, and subsequent trial of the accused, Eula Denning. Nancy's reporting skills are slow off the mark as a delay due to a fender bender causes the paper to not only lose reporting Denning's charge first, but also almost to lose reporting it at all. But Nancy's fender bender may be the first clue in helping her solve Lambert's murder, which she doesn't think was committed by Denning. Even without any solid evidence to support her intuition, Nancy coerces her father, renowned lawyer Carson Drew, to defend Denning while Nancy, with her bumbling next door neighbor, Ted Nickerson, search for evidence to support her intuition. In Nancy and Ted's search, the man with the funny ear just happens always to be around. Nancy also uses her reporter status to flush out who she thinks is the real killer.


Credited Cast: Bonita Granville as Nancy Drew; John Litel as Carson Drew; Frankie Thomas as Ted Nickerson; Dickie Jones as Killer Parkins; Mary Lee as Mary; Larry Williams as Miles Lambert; Betty Amann as Eula Denning; Thomas Jackson as City Editor Bostwick; Olin Howland as Police Sergeant Entwhistle; Sheila Bromley as Bonnie Lucas
Directed by William Clemens; Screenplay: Kenneth Gamet
Produced by Bryan Foy - associate producer; Hal B. Wallis - executive producer; Jack L. Warner - executive producer; Music by Heinz Roemheld - (as H. Roemheld); Cinematography by Arthur Edeson - (photography); Film Editing by Frank DeWar - (as Frank Dewar); Art Direction by Stanley Fleischer; Costume Design by Milo Anderson - (gowns); Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Russell Saunders - assistant director; Sound Department Dolph Thomas - sound; Other crew John Langan - dialogue director

Nancy Drew, Troubleshooter - 17 June 1939 - 68 minutes - For Sale
The entire Drew household heads up to Sylvan Lake for a vacation. In reality, Carson Drew is going there to defend his old friend, Matt Brandon, who is accused of murdering his neighbor, Henry Clark, with whom Matt had a long standing land border dispute. Matt was overheard threatening Henry just before he went missing. However, Henry's body has not yet been found. When the Drews arrive at Sylvan Lake, Carson does attend to Matt's needs but there are two other preoccupations for the Drew family. First, Ted Nickerson is also vacationing at the lake. And second, Carson meets Edna Gregory, with who he has an instant attraction. Nancy Drew doesn't much like this new woman in her father's life, a woman who she sees as competing for her father's attention. But Nancy's first order of business is to help her "Uncle" Matt. Nancy's intimate knowledge of botany first causes Matt some problems as it leads to Henry's dead body being found. However, it is that same knowledge of botany that helps Nancy and Ted, assisted by Apollo Johnson, down the path to discover who actually killed Henry Clark.


Credited Cast: Bonita Granville as Nancy Drew; John Litel as Carson Drew; Frankie Thomas as Ted Nickerson; Aldrich Bowker as Matt Brandon; Charlotte Wynters as Edna Gregory; Edgar Edwards as 'Chuck' Marley; Renie Riano as Effie Schneider; Roger Imhof as Sheriff Barney Riggs; Erville Alderson as Clint Griffith; Willie Best as Apollo Johnson; John Harron as Greenhouse Clerk; Cliff Saum as First Deputy Sheriff; Tom Wilson as Milt - Second Deputy Sheriff;
Directed by William Clemens; Screenplay: Kenneth Gamet
Produced by Bryan Foy - producer (uncredited) Hal B. Wallis - executive producer (uncredited) Jack L. Warner - executive producer (uncredited); Music by Heinz Roemheld - (uncredited) Cinematography by L. William O'Connell - (as L. Wm. O'Connell); Film Editing by Doug Gould; Art Direction by Ted Smith; Costume Design by Milo Anderson - (gowns); Production Management Lee Hugunin - unit manager (uncredited); Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Arthur Lueker - assistant director (uncredited); Sound Department Charles Lang - sound; Music Department Max Steiner - composer: stock music (uncredited); Other crew John Langan - dialogue director

Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase - 9 September 1939 - 60 minutes - For Sale
Based on "The Hidden Staircase"
Rosemary & Floretta Turnbull have deeded their family estate to charity. However, the property, which was willed to them by their father, is not quite yet theirs as the will stipulated that they needed to live in the house everyday for 20 consecutive years, their time period with two weeks to go. However they may not make it to the 20 year mark as things seem to be happening around the house that are scaring them into moving out. Their chauffeur is killed in the house (they're not sure if it was suicide or murder), they hear strange noises and there are minor thefts without any sign of break-ins. Nancy Drew does whatever she can to keep the Turnbull sisters in the house, even faking evidence to the police. But she and her next door neighbor, Ted Nickerson, investigate to find plausible explanations for these happenings and if indeed someone is trying to drive the sisters out of the house. Nancy Drew Films DVD


Credited Cast: Bonita Granville as Nancy Drew; Frankie Thomas as Ted Nickerson; John Litel as Carson Drew; Frank Orth as Captain Tweedy; Renie Riano as Effie Schneider; Vera Lewis as Miss Rosemary Turnbull; Louise Carter as Miss FlorettaTurnbull; William Gould as Daniel Talbert; George Guhl as Smitty; John Ridgely as Reporter; deWolf Hopper as Reporter; Creighton Hale as Reporter; Frank Mayo as Tribune Photographer; Fredric Tozere as DA's Investigator
Directed by William Clemens; Screenplay: Kenneth Gamet
Produced by Bryan Foy - associate producer (uncredited) Hal B. Wallis - executive producer (uncredited) Jack L. Warner - executive producer (uncredited); Music by Heinz Roemheld - (uncredited); Cinematography by L. William O'Connell - (as L.Wm. O'Connell) (photography); Film Editing by Louis Hesse - film editor; Art Direction by Ted Smith; Costume Design by Milo Anderson - (gowns); Production Management Lee Hugunin - unit manager (uncredited); Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Russell Saunders - assistant director (uncredited); Sound Department Everett Alton Brown - sound (as E.A. Brown); Costume and Wardrobe Department Eugene Joseff - costume jeweller (uncredited); Other crew Hugh Cummings - dialogue director

Nancy Drew, Reporter



Nancy Drew Movie DVD Nancy Drew (Get A Clue) - 15 June 2007 - 99 minutes. Released by Warner Brothers. - For Sale
Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles California. Nancy booked an abandoned house for them to stay in hiding the mystery of a movie star's murder from her father as a promise that she would stay out of trouble and be normal. Fitting into high school as a normal teen turns out to be harder than it sounds, for Nancy Drew. She soon befriends a younger boy and determines that the sleuthing world is where she belongs. While snooping through the attic, she finds a letter from the Hollywood star, Dehlia Draycott, written to someone named 'Z'. This leads Nancy on a wild goose chase as she comes to find out that Dehlia has a secret daughter, her daughter is to inherit everything and someone killed Dehlia because they were written out of the will.


Credited Cast: Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew; Craig Gellis as Thug; Rich Cooper as Charlie; Max Thieriot as Ned Nickerson; Amy Bruckner as Bess; Kay Panabaker as Georgie; Cliff Bemis as Chief McGinnis; Tate Donovan as Carson Drew;David Doty as Father Murray;Laura Elena Harring as Dehlia Draycott; Pat Carroll as Landlady; Monica Parker as Hannah; Caroline Aaron as Barbara Barbara; Marshall Bell as John Leshing; Daniella Monet as Inga Veinshtein
Directed by Andrew Fleming; Writing Credits: Andrew Fleming & Tiffany Paulsen (screenplay); Tiffany Paulsen (story)
Produced by Susan Ekins - executive producer, Cherylanne Martin - co-producer, Mark Vahradian - executive producer, Benjamin Waisbren - executive producer, Jerry Weintraub - producer; Music by Ralph Sall; Cinematography by Alexander Gruszynski - director of photography; Film Editing by Jeff Freeman; Casting By Pam Dixon; Production Design by Tony Fanning; Art Direction by Todd Cherniawsky; Set Decoration by Kathy Lucas; Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland

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The Nancy Drew Game

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Nancy Drew Game Board Issued by Parker Brothers.
There are three variations of the Nancy Drew Game.
1957 - Cover shows Nancy in a red raincoat.
1959 - Cover shows Nancy in a green raincoat.
Canadian - Game board is red (American version is blue.)
In all cases, the game is played the same way.
A complete Nancy Drew Game includes:
1: Game board
2: 4 different colored car tokens (various colors reported)
3: 4 sets of colored markers matching the car colors.
The earlier games had thick wooden markers, the later ones were thinner plastic.
4: 2 dice (various colors reported)
5: 40 "Mystery Cards"
6: A flyer advertising other Parker Brothers games.
7: The packaging includes: Decorated box cover, plain box bottom, 6 colored cardboard separators. Mint games have the separators wrapped in cellophane.
The very attractive game board itself is sought after as a collectible.
Nancy Drew Video Games
Since 1998, Her Interactive has released many Nancy Drew based video games.
These game are available in the traditional CD-ROM format or by downloading.
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Nancy Drew Dolls

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Madame Alexander Dolls
1967 - 30 cm high - 2 models (#1262 & 1264) - Retail price: $10.99.
The outfits of the dolls vary from a white or biege dress to a pink or blue two piece suit.
The dolls are extremely hard to find and are highly sought after by collectors.

Tonner Nancy Drew Dolls
The Tonner Doll Company currently offers a Nancy Drew doll.
Offered with a variety of outfits and accessories, it stands app. 16.5" tall and is crafted of fine quality vinyl/hard plastic with hand-painted faces and rooted saran hair, has 14 points of articulation and includes a display stand.

Nancy In Television-Land!

1977-1979 - The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
Produced by Universal
Starring Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy (Janet Louise Johnson played Nancy in the last 4 episodes), William Schallert as Mr. Drew, George O'Hanlon as Ned, Jean Rasey as George (1st season), Susan Buckner as George (2nd season), Ruth Cox as Bess.
First broadcast on Sunday evening 1/30/77 on the ABC network (7PM EST).
Nancy alternated every other week with the Hardy Boys (and once in a while with the Brady Bunch Hour).
There were 14 Nancy Drew episodes in the first season.
In the second season she joined forces with the Hardy Boys for 8 episodes and did her own sleuthing in 3 others.
Nancy was left out of the last 8 episodes of the final season.
The popularity of this series produced a wealth of collectible items. I've listed some below but I'm sure there are more.

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 1
DVD set of the entire first season of the 1970s ABC-TV series!

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 2
DVD set of the entire second season of the 1970s ABC-TV series!

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 3
DVD set of the entire third season of the 1970s ABC-TV series!

Nancy Drew Fan Club Nancy Drew Fan Club
1977 - Nancy Drew Fan Club Kit
Kit came with folder, poster, membership scroll & card, bookmarks, photos and more.

1977 - Activity Books
Grosset & Dunlap under their Elephant or Treasure Books imprint - large paperbacks
Nancy Drew Mystery Activity Book #1 - Elephant Books
Nancy Drew Mystery Activity Book #2 - Elephant Books
Nancy Drew Mystery Activity Book #3 - Elephant Books
Nancy Drew Secret-Code Activity Book - Elephant Books
Nancy Drew Mystery Pictures To Color #1 - Treasure Books
Nancy Drew Mystery Pictures To Color #2 - Treasure Books
Nancy Drew Clues To Color - Treasure Books

1977 - Activity Books
Grosset & Dunlap under their Tempo imprint - paperbacks.
These books are smaller than the books listed above.
Nancy Drew Mystery Mazes
Nancy Drew Detective Logic Puzzles
Nancy Drew Secret Codes
Nancy Drew Mystery Puzzles
Nancy Drew Scrambled Word Finds
Nancy Drew Clever Crosswords

1977 - Picture Books
Grosset & Dunlap - 2 volumes.
1: A Picture Book Nancy Drew The Mystery Of The Lost Dogs - 62 pages.
2: A Picture Book Nancy Drew The Secret Of The Twin Puppets - 62 pages.
Known variants include B&W illustrations, dark orange illustrations and a library edition.

1977 - Nancy Drew Halloween Costume
Manufactured by Collegeville Costumes.

Nancy Drew Lunchbox
1977 - Nancy Drew Lunchbox - Metal with plastic Thermos.
Manufactured by King Seely Thermos Co.

1978 - Greeting Card Kit
Cartoonarama Presents Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew (Cartoonarama Inc.)
Complete set contains 6 jars of various color paint, 6 pictures Of Nancy/Hardys on transparent sheets, 6 cards & matching envelopes, paintbrush, sheet of rub-off verses, instructions.

1978 - Jigsaw Puzzle
Manufactured by American Publishing Corp. Was released in a standard carboard box and in a metal can which required a can opener.

1978 - The Hardy Boys And Nancy Drew Meet Dracula
Grosset & Dunlap - 103 pages - Paperback - Photo illustrations from TV show.

1979 - The Nancy Drew Sleuth Book
Grosset & Dunlap - 152 pages - picture cover hardbound.

1979 - My Nancy Drew Private Eye Diary
Simon & Schuster - 416 pages - hardbound.
Originally issued with a white cover, shortly after it's release the book was slightly modified and the cover color changed to red. Both types came with a small key.

Nancy Drew Nelvana TV Show
Nancy appeared in a syndicated TV series produced in Canada.
The series ran for 1 season in the mid 1990's.
The producers of this show (New Line Cinema) issued a Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Telephone Calling Card.
Nancy Drew (1995) - The Complete First Season (Boxset)
DVD set of the 1995 Nancy Drew show starring Tracy Ryan

Nancy Drew and The Simpsons
Nancy seems to be Lisa Simpson's favorite series. From time to time Lisa will mention Nancy.

Additional Nancy Drew Collectibles
For an enjoyable overview of the Nancy Drew series, Karen Plunkett-Powell's Nancy Drew Scrapbook is hard to beat. It's loaded with information and pictures and is available from AMAZON.COM.

Dr. Meredith Jaffe, noted Nancy Drew collector and authority, kindly provided this list of other Nancy Drew collectibles, compiled from her extensive collection & research.


Playboy Magazine Playboy's Nancy Drew Issue July 1978
Poster of Nancy Drew's hometown according to Betsy Caprio
Book club advertising
Post Cereal box bookmarks
Miniature DJ version of The Quest of the Missing Map (Pleasant Co.)
Advertising header for The Nancy Drew Notebooks
Nancy Drew Conference - sweatshirt, poster
Academic writings, articles, letters, etc.
Foreign editions (several different languages)
Fan club application, data sent to members
FAO Schwartz slipcased set of Applewood reproductions 1-8
Braille format books
Videos of 1970's TV episodes
Videos of 1990's TV episodes
Items related to TV shows
Original artwork
Nancy Drew, Girl Detective - play in 2 acts
TV Guide 6/11/77, 6/25/77
Nancy Drew Files - promotional bookmarks and booklet
Shoelaces
National Lampoon parody 10/74
"The Pink Album" by Tuscadero (with Nancy Drew song)
Audio book of Nancy Drew: The Secret in the Old Lace
Miniature glossy book of Hollow Oak (for dollhouses)
Nancy Drew T-shirt