Category Archives: Raymond Chandler

Jan. 9, 1945: The Making of ‘The Blue Dahlia’; Paramount Signs Raymond Chandler for Original Film

Jan. 9, 1945: The New York Times reports that Paramount signed Raymond Chandler to write a script. Contrast this with John Houseman’s account of making the film in “Lost Fortnight,” originally published in Harper’s magazine, August 1965, and reprinted with … Continue reading

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Vice President Predicts ‘Long, Costly’ Struggle in Southeast Asia

        May 24, 1961: Radio and TV comedy star Joan Davis dies of a heart attack and gets a Page 1 obituary with a jump. Raymond Chandler got an six-paragraph obituary on Page 4.  Davis was 48 … Continue reading

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Bullet of Mystery – Part 1

    Los Angeles history in the 1900s is an acquired taste. Most people limit themselves to  the Raymond Chandler era, the 1930s through the 1950s, as if Philip Marlowe moonlighted as a historian. Perhaps they find the city’s horse-and-buggy … Continue reading

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Film of Raymond Chandler Found

Fred MacMurray and Raymond Chandler in "Double Indemnity." I can't claim this discovery but it's a good one. Evidently Raymond Chandler made a brief and unknown — until now — cameo appearance in "Double Indemnity." This was simultaneously discovered by … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Raymond Chandler Letter

What appears to be an original letter by Raymond Chandler, addressed to Edgar Carter, has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $15.50.

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

THE WRITING LIFE Judith Freeman on Raymond Chandler A letter led to friendship with Dorothy Fisher, once Raymond Chandler's secretary. By Judith Freeman April 5, 2009 The number of people who actually knew Raymond Chandler and who are still alive … Continue reading

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

A historic passion * Author Judith Freeman researched Raymond Chandler's marriage. November 7, 2007 By Graham Fuller, Special to The Times Twenty years ago, Judith Freeman became "obsessed," as she puts it, with Raymond Chandler, whose novels featuring the private … Continue reading

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

A historic passion * Author Judith Freeman researched Raymond Chandler’s marriage. November 07, 2007 By Graham Fuller, Special to The Times Twenty years ago, Judith Freeman became "obsessed," as she puts it, with Raymond Chandler, whose novels featuring the private … Continue reading

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

Two true loves * The Long Embrace Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved Judith Freeman Pantheon: 354 pp., $25.95 November 04, 2007 By Richard Rayner, Richard Rayner’s new book, "The Associates: Four Capitalists Who Created California," is due out … Continue reading

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

Tour Casts New Light on Raymond Chandler’s Old L.A. * A Minnesota couple trace the steps of the novelist’s best-known character. April 4, 2004 By Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer Bonnie Olson stood in the lobby of the Oviatt Building … Continue reading

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

Tough Guys and Sentimental Gumshoes * SELECTED LETTERS OF DASHIELL HAMMETT 1921-1960 Edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett; Counterpoint: 650 pp., $40 * THE RAYMOND CHANDLER PAPERS Selected Letters and Nonfiction 1909-1959 Edited by Tom Hiney and Frank … Continue reading

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

My pal Carlos Lozano and I attended "Something More Than Night: Raymond Chandler 50 Years Later." Here’s my little recording of the forum. The speakers are Judith Freeman, Kenneth Turan, Leo Braudy and Denise Hamilton. Listen to it here. >>> 

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

Author Raymond Chandler celebrated on anniversary 9:37 AM | March 26, 2009 “The streets were dark with something more than night.” — Raymond Chandler on Los Angeles Today marks the 50th anniversary of Raymond Chandler’s death. To celebrate his work, … Continue reading

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

Obituaries Frank MacShane; Raymond Chandler Biographer November 27, 1999 By JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER After Frank MacShane moved to Berkeley to teach at the University of California, a friend gave him a bit of advice. "If you want to … Continue reading

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Raymond Chandler Dies — March 26, 1959

Raymond Chandler’s death makes Page 1 of the Mirror-News, all three paragraphs. 

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

The Mystery Man Raymond Chandler captured the heartbeat of L.A. A new collection shows his influence still resonates in our times. November 3, 1995 By DAVID L. ULIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES If, as is often said, every city has … Continue reading

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

Novelist Born 100 Years Ago Raymond Chandler’s L.A. Joins in Celebrating Him October 10, 1988 By PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer Los Angeles was founded by Spanish missionaries in the late 1700s. But some believe that the idea of Los … Continue reading

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

 

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

 

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

Dec. 16, 1973: A reappraisal of "The Long Goodbye." Note: To mark the 50th anniversary of Raymond Chandler’s death, the Daily Mirror is revisiting some of The Times’ stories about his life and influence. We invite the Daily Mirror’s readers … Continue reading

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