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The World of Raymond Chandler. Edited by Miriam Gross. Introduction by Patricia Highsmith (ISBN: 0297773623 / 0-297-77362-3)


Published by London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1977, 1977
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First Edition. From the library of the great film director Billy Wilder and his wife, the actress Audrey Young, whom he met on the set at Paramount during the filming of WilderÕs film ÔThe Lost Weekend.Õ Laid in is a printed note from the publishers to Billy Wilder ÒMr. WilderÓ indicating the gift to him of this copy. Included is an interview with Wilder by Ivan Moffat ÔOn the Fourth Floor of ParamountÕ in which Wilder notes in part: ÒItÕs a very peculiar thing, you know, in all the forty years plus that I have been in Hollywood, when people have come up and asked questions - newspaper men, researchers, or letters from all over the place - the two people that IÕve been connected with whom everyone is most interested in are Marilyn Monroe and Raymond Chandler. There is some kind of fascination, as well there might be, because they were both enigmas. I knew them well - I made two pictures with Monroe [ÕSome Like it HotÕ and ÔThe Seven Year ItchÕ] and I wrote and lived on the fourth floor of Paramount for a long time with Chandler - and they were indeed enigmas.Ó Wilder directed the great film ÔDouble IndemnityÕ based on ChandlerÕs novel, starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson. Illustrated. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some minor fading to the spine. A Collection of essays related to the life and work of the great mystery and detective author Raymond Chandler by Jacques Barzun, Russell Davies, Clive James, Frank Norman, Natasha Spender, Julian Symons, etc. Billy WilderÕs legendary status in Hollywood as a director, screenwriter, and producer includes such classic films as Ninotchka, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Stalag 17, Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, The Apartment, and The Fortune Cookie. Bookseller Inventory # 18934E

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Title: The World of Raymond Chandler. Edited by ...

Publisher: London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1977

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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