Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959

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Dates:
Birth 1888-07-23
Death 1959-03-26
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Born Raymond Thornton Chandler in Chicago on July 23, 1888; studied at Dulwich College, London, and privately in France and Germany; began career as contributor of verse, essays, book reviews and special articles to daily and weekly papers in London, 1909; served with Canadian Expeditionary Force and R.A.F. during WWI; afterwards, returned to US to become an officer in various independent oil corporations; began writing fiction contributions to magazines in 1933; published his first novel, The big sleep, to great success in 1939, followed by Farewell, my lovely (1940), The long good-bye (1954) and others; began writing and mostly co-writing screenplays in 1944; his best known screenplay is Double indemnity, based on James Cain's novel; died in La Jolla, Calif., March 26, 1959.

From the description of Papers, 1930-1959. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39028953

Biography

Born Raymond Thornton Chandler in Chicago on July 23, 1888; studied at Dulwich College, London, and privately in France and Germany; began career as contributor of verse, essays, book reviews and special articles to daily and weekly papers in London, 1909; served with Canadian Expeditionary Force and R.A.F. during World War I; afterwards, returned to U.S. to become an officer in various independent oil corporations; began writing fiction contributions to magazines in 1933; published his first novel, The Big Sleep, to great success in 1939, followed by Farewell, My Lovely (1940), The Long Good-Bye (1954) and others; began writing and mostly co-writing screenplays in 1944; his best known screenplay is Double Indemnity, based on James Cain's novel; died in La Jolla, California, March 26, 1959.

From the guide to the Raymond Chandler papers, 1930-1959, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Ciegos--Libros y lectura
  • Screenwriters--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence

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  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
  • Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources

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