Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959

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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

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Mystery Writers of America. Papers, 1946-2002. Indiana University
creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. records, 1914-1961, bulk (1930s-1950s). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Papers, 20th century [microform]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1918-1955 (inclusive), 1944-1951 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Papers pertaining to the University of Virginia Great War exhibit and other items [manuscript], 1917-1919, 1974-1994. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Westinghouse studio one summer theatre-- #6, The king in yellow / by Raymond Chandler. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1841-1993. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Papers, 1930-1959. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. "Studio one"-- The king in yellow / by Raymond Chandler. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977. Le grand sommeil / réalisé par Howard Hawks ; Raymond Chandler, aut. adapté ; un scénario de William Faulkner ; Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Playback [Multimédia multisupport] : Philip Marlowe / Raymond Chandler, aut. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1841-1993. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-2002. Letter to Matthew J. Bruccoli [manuscript], 1975 November 17. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, post 1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn James M. Cain Papers, 1901-1978, (bulk 1925-1978) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959,. [Letters] 1957, La Jolla, California [to] Mrs. Evelyn Hooker. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 (bulk 1960-1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977. Papers of James M. Cain, 1901-1978 (bulk 1925-1978). Library of Congress
referencedIn Philip Durham Papers, 1956-1970 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Rudin, Stephen,. Gail and Stephen Rudin literary autograph collection, 1841-1993. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908-. Abraham Burack collection, 1922-1997. Boston University, School of Medical
referencedIn Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ober, Harold, 1881-1959. Correspondence with H. N. Swanson [manuscript], 1942-1951 University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Durham, Philip. Papers, 1956-1970. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling. The little sister, 1967 Oct. 3 / based on a novel by Raymond Chandler ; from the following writer, Stirling Silliphant. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers of Raymond Chandler, 1914-85, 1914-85 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
creatorOf Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977. Le grand sommeil / réalisé par Howard Hawks ; Raymond Chandler, aut. adapté ; un scénario de William Faulkner ; Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. El sueño eterno [recurso electrónico] / Raymond Chandler. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
referencedIn Hamish Hamilton Collection, 1931-1986 University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections
creatorOf Raymond Chandler papers, 1930-1959 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Frederic Dannay Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. William A. Koshland Files None., 1921-1996 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Screenplays, 1944-1954. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Publisher's archive for the midnight Raymond Chandler, 1971. Oberlin College Library
referencedIn Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964. Autograph letter signed : Taormina , Italy, to Jane Clark, 1952 Jan. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Playback : Philip Marlowe / Raymond Chandler, aut. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. records, 1914-1961, 1930s-1950s New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Le crayon / Raymond Chandler ; traduit de l'anglais par Jacques Martinache ; Jacques Bonnaffé, voix. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Towne, Roger, 1944-. The Springs / by Roger Towne. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
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associatedWith Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. person
associatedWith Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Bonnaffé, Jacques, 1958-.... person
associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
associatedWith Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946 person
correspondedWith Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908- person
correspondedWith Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977. person
associatedWith Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. person
associatedWith Durham, Philip. person
associatedWith Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. person
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Hamish Hamilton Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977. person
associatedWith Hooker, Evelyn Caldwell, person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kahn, Joan. person
associatedWith Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-2002. person
associatedWith Martinache, Jacques. person
associatedWith Mystery Writers of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Ober, Harold, 1881-1959. person
associatedWith Rudin, Stephen, person
associatedWith Silliphant, Stirling. person
associatedWith Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964. person
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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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Birth 1888-07-23

Death 1959-03-26

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