Lady Ermine

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Lady Ermine
Start date: August 1, 1949
End date: October 1, 1949
# of strips: 54 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Amazing Ray"
Followed by: "Mystery Taxi"

"Lady Ermine" is the 52th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

A movie producer planned a publicity stunt for the new movie, "The Bashful Mummy". They planed to give two mummies from Egypt to the museum, one real and one fake.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Slats, works in the producer team.
  • Shorty, works in the producer team.
  • Lady Ermine, a jewel thief and diamond smuggler.
  • Tatto, member of the diamond smuggler gang.
  • Dr. Bey, member of the diamond smuggler gang.


  • Hollywood
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • New York
    • Mutual Hall

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the plot.
  • Mutual Hall refering to New England Mutual Hall and the Boston Summer Theatre (strip of September 10 and 12).
  • Marthas Fur Salon refering to Martha Davis, Phil Davis' wife and assistant (strip of September 23).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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