Tomorrow we are celebrating the birth of two important people who each changed the world in their own unique ways. One of these people is author Raymond Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959), creator of the detective Philip Marlowe.
1) Raymond Chandler born in Chicago but raised in England.
2) He worked as a freelance journalist for several newspapers after college.
3) Chandler served during World War I in the Royal Flying Corps.
4) After the war Chandler moved to California.
5) In California Chandler was the director of … independent oil companies.
6) Chandler started writing at age 45 because he lost his job during the depression.
7) The pulp magazine “Black Mask” was the first to publish his stories.
8 ) Chandler’s first novel, “The Big Sleep” was published in 1939.
9) In his lifetime, Chandler only seven novels, but also wrote several screenplays.
10) William Faulkner wrote the screen play for “The Big Sleep”, in which Humphrey Bogart played Philip Marlowe.
Zohar – Man of la Book
- Morning Bites: Raymond Chandler’s birthday, Stealing books, Frank Lloyd Wright’s gas station, and more (vol1brooklyn.com)
- Philip Marlowe Collection Season 1-2 / Филип Марлоу Колекция Сезон 1-2 (ipolitan.wordpress.com)
- Partners in crime fiction (guardian.co.uk)
- Just In: 7/6 At Audible (theibookemporium.com)
- “Writers in Hollywood,” Raymond Chandler (gointothestory.com)