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Old 09-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Nancy Stratemeyer/Nancy Drew

Nancy Stratemeyer(http://indianajones.wikia.com/wiki/Nancy_Stratemeyer) is one of my favorite Indy girls. She was portrayed very much like Nancy Drew.The way Nancy Drew's character is like in the books,brave and ready to solve any mystery.
Edward Stratemeyer(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Stratemeyer) came up with the character Nancy Drew but,here is a little known fact.Edward Stratemeyer hired ghost writers to write his stories for him and the first person to write Nancy Drew was a woman by the name of Mildred Wirt Benson. Mildred Wirt Benson's pen name was Carolyn Keene.Learn more about her here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Benson
And here:http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/mildredwirtbenson.html

Information about her can be found on YouTube.
Storied Life of Millie Bensonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8_ewKQjvOI
The Original Authors of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kYXP...e=channel_page

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Old 09-27-2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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Edward Stratemeyer had two daughters named Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (1892-1982) and Edna Camilla Stratemeyer (1895-2002).
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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There are two Nancy Drew books that I find interesting just by the looks and sound of them.I haven't read them yet,but I will in the future.

The one is called Nancy Drew Book 28 The Clue of the Black Keys.Seen here:From what I understand it has to do with Nancy meeting an archaeologistand her going to Mexico.

The other book is called Nancy Drew Book 44 The Clue in the Crossword Cipher.
Seen here:This book has to do with the Nasca lines and again she goes to South America,to Cuzco,Peru.

Both of these books were written by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

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Old 09-28-2009, 09:06 PM   #4
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Edward Stratemeyer had two daughters named Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (1892-1982) and Edna Camilla Stratemeyer (1895-2002).
This was brought up about 2 years ago (time flies) and I've no doubt that Nancy was named after Nancy Drew. You might enjoy reading this short thread:

Ep. 12: Princeton, February 1916

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Edward Stratemeyer came up with the character Nancy Drew but,here is a little known fact.Edward Stratemeyer hired ghost writers to write his stories for him and the first person to write Nancy Drew was a woman by the name of Mildred Wirt Benson
I've never read a Nancy Drew story (those were for the girls) but really enjoyed the Hardy Boys books. Both series were all the rage in the school library but the teacher had explained to us that they were written by many different people under the names Franklin W. Dixon and Carolyn Keene.

In the late '70s, a popular TV show was "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" where Pamela Sue Martin played Nancy. Now available on DVD.



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Old 10-01-2009, 01:25 PM   #5
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Believe it or not,I was going to buy these DVDs back in 2008,but I ended up using my money for The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones DVDs.I guess either way I would have been happy with the result.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:05 PM   #6
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Nancy Stratemeyer was played by Robyn Lively who also played in one of my favorite T.V. movies,Johnny Kapahala:Back on Board (2007).
Here is a Robyn Lively website:http://www.robynlively.info/
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Believe it or not,I was going to buy these DVDs back in 2008,but I ended up using my money for The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones DVDs.I guess either way I would have been happy with the result.
I think you made the right choice. (Although, I'd love to see 1 or 2 episodes of that show for nostalgia's sake.)

There are some many moments in this chapter that evoke the "Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew" stories but, for me, the one that come closest is when they are in the barn at the poultry farm. I don't know why exactly but it just has that feel. Maybe it's because Nancy is doing all the brainwork while Indy is the bumbling sidekick.

Too bad scenes were cut from "Princeton" on the "Spring Break Adventure" VHS/DVD because now you don't hear Indy say, "I love you, Nancy Stratemeyer." at the very end before they go into the prom.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:52 PM   #8
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Really? He said that? I never knew that! I guess I learn something new everyday.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:07 PM   #9
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Yes, they kiss right after, too. Unfortunately, "Princeton" suffered the most cuts of them all and Nancy was part of every one. She had big plans with Indy (getting married, etc.) so she was probably really mad when Indy went off for spring break and never came back. (It also makes her eventual marriage to Butch even more surprising for Indy when he got back home).

I plan on uploaded the missing bits in the future but in the meantime check out this thread. "Princeton" is the 1st post: Scenes Cut From the VHS/DVD films

P.S. Just saw that in that thread I wrote "Princeton, April 1916"! Ooops, it's February.
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That's a shame they deleted them,but I guess,they somehow felt editing was needed.

Ok,I'll take a look at that post.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:26 PM   #11
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Nancy Stratemeyer was played by Robyn Lively who also played in one of my favorite T.V. movies,Johnny Kapahala:Back on Board (2007).
Here is a Robyn Lively website:http://www.robynlively.info/

Oops! I almost forgot.Here is a picture of Robyn Lively as Nancy Stratemeyer.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:00 PM   #12
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One of the Carolyn Keenes lived around the corner from my parents farm...they had a beautiful old horse farm including amazing barns with fieldstone foundations. Jackie Onasis would ride horses out of her stable.

One year for my birthday I got all the Hardy Boys books, (and clothes)...things were tough! But I read them all.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:42 PM   #13
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One of the Carolyn Keenes lived around the corner from my parents farm.

Really!
Cool!
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:26 PM   #14
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In this episode,there are two scenes that Stratemeyer's books appear in.In the one scene,it shows Indy reading Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Swi...ctric_Runabout )and in another scene,it shows Stratemeyer typing his new Tom Swift book on a typewriter in his office.I paid close attention to this scene and paused every time a book would be shown on Stratemeyer's desk and from what I could tell,there was a copy of The Bobbsey Twins and the following Tom Swift books:

Tom Swift and His Sky Racer(or The Quickest Flight on Record) which is book 9 and came out in 1911 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Swi..._His_Sky_Racer


Tom Swift in the City of Gold(or Marvelous Adventures Underground) which is book 11 and came out in 1912 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Swi...e_City_of_Gold

Also,in this episode,these lines were said:
Indiana Jones: Good afternoon,Mr. Stratemeyer. How's the new Tom Swift?
Edward Stratemeyer: Troublesome.I've got Tom stuck in an Incan tomb surrounded by Rocketrangers and his stungun doesn't work.The villain is flooding the tomb with water and I don't know how to get Tom out.

Indy went on to say that there were possible tunnels in the tomb and suggested that's how Tom can get out he and talked about Hiram Bingham III. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Bingham_III

I think this book was never real and was just made up for the show.However,there is a Tom swift book similar to it called Tom Swift and his Big Tunnel(which is book 19 and came out in 1916,that would be the right year for this episode) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Swi...His_Big_Tunnel .I read some of it online here: http://www.readprint.com/work-1824/T...ictor-Appleton and I couldn't find anything about Tom being stuck in an Incan tomb surrounded by Rocketrangers,or his stungun not working,or the villain flooding it,but I did find out he was in South America,in Peru,in a tunnel with what is refered to as an electric rifle and it wasn't working at the end of chapter XX (20) and there was more than one way out of the tunnel,not made by ancient Incans,but made by explosions,from blasts,of modern people.

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:48 PM   #15
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I love the Nancy Drew computer games.Official website found here: http://www.herinteractive.com/

Here are the games I like(and have so far):
Game 1 Secrets Can Kill
Game 2 Stay Tuned for Danger
Game 4 Treasure in the Royal Tower
Game 6 Secret of the Scarlet Hand
Game 7 Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
Game 8 The Haunted Carousel
Game 9 Danger on Deception Island
Game 10 The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Game 12 Secret of the Old Clock
Game 13 Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
Game 14 Danger By Design
Game 15 The Creature of Kapu Cave
Game 16 The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
Game 18 The Phantom of Venice
Game 20 Ransom of the Seven Ships

There is a Nancy Drew computer game,Game 17 Legend of the Crystal Skull,but I didn't want that one because the commercials made it look creepy.Otherwise,I would have bought it.

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:17 PM   #16
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This is awesome, but can you make sure it finds it's way onto a wiki?

Forums are ephemeral, hard to explore conversations even when indexed, which will be hard to reference 6 month or years down the line. That said, Wikis, while producing easily iterated upon documents, aren't nearly as pleasant for conversation or collaboration. This is one reason I'm hoping Google Waves catch on, since they combine the best features of both by turning a conversation into an editable artifact.

But anyway, please don't let this research be lost!
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I think this book was never real and was just made up for the show.However,there is a Tom swift book similar to it called Tom Swift and his Big Tunnel(which is book 19 and came out in 1916,that would be the right year for this episode) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Swi...His_Big_Tunnel .I read some of it online here: http://www.readprint.com/work-1824/T...ictor-Appleton and I couldn't find anything about Tom being stuck in an Incan tomb surrounded by Rocketrangers,or his stungun not working,or the villain flooding it,but I did find out he was in South America,in Peru,in a tunnel with what is refered to as an electric rifle and it wasn't working at the end of chapter XX (20) and there was more than one way out of the tunnel,not made by ancient Incans,but made by explosions,from blasts,of modern people.
Despite no mention of Incas, it's too close to the scene in "Princeton" to be a coincidence. Stratemeyer could've simply taken Indy's suggestions and changed things around. I think you've nailed it! Nice detective work on this, AnnieJones (and on the other books in the background)!

The scene after Indy & Nancy leave the office and Stratemeyer goes into the other room to tell the staff about "his" brilliant idea was NOT shown on the ABC broadcast! (but it was on CTV in Canada. Weird...)
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Despite no mention of Incas, it's too close to the scene in "Princeton" to be a coincidence. Stratemeyer could've simply taken Indy's suggestions and changed things around. I think you've nailed it! Nice detective work on this, AnnieJones (and on the other books in the background)!:hat

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The scene after Indy & Nancy leave the office and Stratemeyer goes into the other room to tell the staff about "his" brilliant idea was NOT shown on the ABC broadcast! (but it was on CTV in Canada. Weird...)


Really!
That is weird.
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I was curious what would happen if I googled Nancy Stratemeyer. Here is an article I found.
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Annie, sounds like you've read all there is to read on Nancy and Co.

Just in case you haven't, though, I thought I'd mention an interesting book I bought for my sister-in-law, Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her.

Here's the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Sleuth-Na.../dp/015603056X
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Thanks a bunch goodeknight. I never heard of that book before. It looks interesting.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #22
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Ok, as you all know I'm a huge fan of the Nancy Drew Adventure computer games and I'm so excited because there is a new game coming out called Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen. It is the 26th game in the series and it is set to be released May 8, 2012. I was waiting for a Nancy Drew Adventure computer game to come out that had to do with Ancient Egypt and now it has finally happened. According to Wikipedia it has to do with Nancy going to Egypt and finding Queen Hatshepsut.

Here is a preview.


There is one other computer game that has to do with Egypt called Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses (2008), but I don't like the Nancy Drew Dossier game series only the Nancy Drew Adventure game series.
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In this episode,there are two scenes that Stratemeyer's books appear in.In the one scene,it shows Indy reading Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Swi...ctric_Runabout )

Since I needed something to lull me to sleep and this book is in the public domain now I downloaded it and made my way through it. The good news is that it's a better read than Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates - I could stay awake for more than two pages at a time with the young inventor. But it's not a literary classic for good reason; the characters are poorly developed, the plot is weak, and there's not much of an adventure.

Three things stood out to me. First, Tom is not the young boy adventurer that I remembered and that later analogues like Jonny Quest portray - he's in his late teens, at least; a much better fit for an Indy about to go off to fight in WWI. Second, there's the strong implication that he and his sweetheart, Mary Nestor, are up to some serious hanky-panky off-screen.

Lastly, though - the book features some whip cracking as a pivotal plot element! No, it's not the young Mr. Swift doing it, but it's one more tie to our favorite adventurer.
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Her Interactive (the company that makes the Nancy Drew games) just released what the characters look like in the new Nancy Drew game, Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen. One named Dylan Carter, is dressed just like Indiana Jones. Yay, an Indy reference!
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Here is the latest trailer for the Nancy Drew Tomb of the Lost Queen game. Enjoy.
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