Spillane and Chandler?
I know I couldn't have just imagined this, but I swear that I recall one episode of Stacy Keach's Mike Hammer that was a re-working of Raymond Chandler's "Farewell, My Lovely," done with a black supporting cast.
I can picture the large, black actor who played the Moose Mulloy part, but I can't think of his name. The plot revolved around a crooked rock 'n roll mogul, I believe.
Combining Spillane's characters with Chandler's plot seems impossible (though intriguing) from a copyright standpoint, but in fiction, anything can happen.
Does anyone else remember this?