20th century great, Raymond Chandler, author of…

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  1. George Kaplan
    June 20, 2013

    Ah, Chandler, another write who sought his fortune in Hollywood, and didn’t enjoy his experiences much. That said, Ray (he let me call him that…) did get credit on at least a couple of good movies (I do find the killer with a steel plate in his head – SPOILER! – from The Blue Dahlia quite funny tho’ ;)).
    The Long Goodbye, a great novel made into a similarly *great* if wholly idiosyncratic movie by Robert Altman, then there’s another wonderful adaptation (and there are a few good Marlowe adaps) The Big Sleep, which has an *incredibly* sexy bookshop scene… Wooh!

    • June 20, 2013

      Bogart as Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe – never better, well, maybe as Charlie Allnut in The African Queen.

  2. George Kaplan
    June 20, 2013

    You speak true, Vickie (by the way I answered your email, I’ll be back there in mere moments), your taste is impeccable. Unsurprisingly! Hey, that’s just honesty! 🙂 I like a bit of Bogie. Casablanca, too, obviously – everybody comes to Rick’s!

  3. June 20, 2013

    Two of my favorite names.Chandler and Bogart.

  4. June 20, 2013

    And one cat that looks wicked and wanting to get away!

      • June 21, 2013

        I had such a wicked cat in the house last night. I am still laughing at her wickedness.

      • June 22, 2013

        I have a good friend whose cat sleeps curled up like a hat at night – on her head!

      • June 22, 2013

        Oh dear; that I would never manage but the image of a cat hat is very amusing.

  5. June 20, 2013

    You see, I thought James M. Cain would look more like this.

    • June 21, 2013

      I know, he looks sly and cute and charming… or maybe that’s the cat? 😉

  6. June 21, 2013

    My goodness.
    It’s an unusual case of ‘the pipe and the pussy cat maketh the man’.
    How dashed peculiar in perfectly charming sort of way.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • June 21, 2013

      There are a series of photos taken with Hammett and the fluffy black cat – and he seems relaxed in front of the camera in all of them.

  7. June 21, 2013

    He is pretty adorable ! These photos of Cain & Chandler make me long for those pre-hipster day when the coolest writers spent their time writing instead of selecting the most ironic t-shirt. Hooray for bulky old jackets and pipes.

  8. June 18, 2015

    One of my cats regularly sleeps on my head, like a hat. Screws my neck up right proper, but I don’t have the heart to chase him off, the old bugger. As for Raymond Chandler – I binge read all his stuff last summer, and it was wonderful! Must do it again, it’s a good summer thing. Have never read Goodis, but am looking him up immediately. As for Bogey, and Chandler… what a perfect pairing! He was born for film noir. Of course my favorites are the ones Bacall is in with him. Hubby gave me a collection of Bogey/Bacall films one year, and it remains on the top of my classic favorites list.

    • June 19, 2015

      I’ve never read David Goodis either, maybe this summer! xox, V

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