Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Very Long Goodbye

Raymond Chandler in 1940. Photograph: Ralph Crane/Getty

Raymond Chandler died March 26, 1959, so this is a big anniversary year for aficionados.*

The biggest News I have found in the blogosphere isn’t really new news: Ray Chandler appeared in a camio in Double Indemnity (the film for which he infamously co-wrote the screenplay with Billy Wilder). Larry Harnish reported this “discovery” in his Los Angeles Times blog (June 7, 2009), apparently referencing Adrian Wootton’s blog for The Guardian (June 5, 2009). Don’t rush out to discuss this with your thesis advisor. But it is a cute five second scene.

*Checkout Loren Latker’s Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles

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