The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler | A "True Detective" Reading List  After you see the movie (the good one, with Bogart and Bacall) read the book.

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

I Philip Marlowe, The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler, and Pocket Books Cover art by Ernest Chiriaka ("Darcy") I'm rereading it now.

Read Me Deadly: The Wayback Machine: Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler got his start as a writer at age after being fired from his oil company job during the Depression. His first novel, The.

Farewell, My Lovely, Raymond Chandler

Original pulp novel book cover for author Raymond Chandler’s “Farewell My Lovely”

Selection of panels and plates from Jim #Steranko’s Raymond Chandler story, “Red Tide”.

Selection of panels and plates from Jim Steranko’s Raymond Chandler story, “Red Tide”.

David Doran (cover art), The Big Sleep

daviddoran: “ My entry for this years Penguin Design award. A redesign of The Big Sleep book cover, by Raymond Chandler.

.RAYMOND  CHANDLER - I tend to go back and erase all of my forced words because they're so flat and wasteful.

*sigh* It's so hard for me to write fast because I feel like I have to be a perfectionist, and come up with the best synonyms and ways to word things while I write.

Harry Bennett.

” The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler Pictured: Pocket Books 45010 ptg, / Cover: Harry Bennett

Raymond Chandler:  “Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.”

Writers born this day: Patmore, Chandler

Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler, one of the founders of hard boiled pulp crime & LA noir detective fiction! Born on this day in Photo: LIFE

The Long Goodbye (1973)

The Long Goodbye (1973)

The Long Goodbye - Robert Altman - 1973 - starring Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt and Sterling Hayden

chri5:  Wonderful poster art for  Howard Hawks’, “The Big Sleep” that I have never seen before. I found it in the image section of the fairly recent Raymond Chandler biography by Tom Williams “The Life of Raymond Chandler”. I just had to hunt this down and post it because of its beauty.

The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as private detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge

There are cats and cats. – Denis Diderot   Patricia Highsmith with “Ripley”    W.H. Auden with “Pangur” “Pangur, white Pangur, How happy we are Alone together, s…

Literary cats;

Raymond Chandler with 'Big Sleep' - Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.

Raymond Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American novelist and screenwriter   "From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away. "

Go on an Esotouric bus tour. Like, the Raymond Chandler tour for instance. Great for noir fans who want to explore the darker, more mysterious side of Hollywood.