In honor of National Library Week, here is the Suspense episode "Library Book." This episode stars Myrna Loy as Prudence, a public librarian who stops at nothing to discover who vandalized the library's copy of Gone With the Wind. She is the stereotypical librarian - until she takes off her glasses. Then, for reasons she can't understand, men call her "toots." Of course, the audience understands because Prudence is really Myrna Loy, the sexy star of The Thin Man movies. In her heyday in the 1930's, she was voted "The Queen of Hollywood" by fans.
"Library Book" was based on the 1939 short story "The Book That Squealed" by Cornell Woolrich and was adapted for Suspense by William Spier. The dialogue is witty and the story is entertaining for anyone who has worked in a library. Conrad Binyon, Cathy Lewis and Wally Maher also appear.
This episode was broadcast on September 20, 1945.