Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22

July 22 is the birthdate of novelist and screenwriter Raymond Chandler. In 1932, at age 44, he lost job as an oil company executive and decided to become a writer of detective fiction. His character Philip Marlowe is synonymous with the idea of a private detective, and Chandler is considered to be a founder of the “hard-boiled” school of crime/detective fiction. The Long Goodbye (1953) is notable for the role played by a “portrait of Madison” (a $5000 bill).

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