Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Raymond Chandler Died On This Day In 1959


As biography.com notes, Raymond Chandler died on this day in La Jolla, Califronia in 1959.

Born on July 23, 1888, in Chicago, Illinois, Raymond Chandler went on to become a highly successful and influential crime novelist known for such works as The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely and The Long Goodbye, all of which were made into films. Chandler was also a Hollywood screenwriter, receiving Academy Award nominations for his work on Double Indemnity and The Blue Dahlia. 

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://www.biography.com/people/raymond-chandler-9244073


You can also read my interview with Raymond Chandler biographer Tom Williams via the below link:

http://www.pauldavisoncrime.com/2014/03/my-crime-beat-column-mysterious.html  

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