Tag Archives: L.A.

Raymond Chandler Nails So. CA.


Farewell My Lovely book cover
Original 1943 paper back cover

Destination: Los Angeles, California

Book: Farewell My Lovely (1939) by Raymond Chandler

I had not read the hard boiled detective stories for quite a while, and I had forgotten what fun Raymond Chandler can be.  I had also forgotten how openly racist and sexist was the society that he wrote about. Continue reading Raymond Chandler Nails So. CA.

Saturday Matinee: Stories for Movie Fans

Destination: Hollywood


Book: Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes about the Stars and Legends of the Movies! by Stephen Schochet

I’m breaking some new ground here. First, I haven’t posted on a Saturday for a long time. But when I returned from France, I realized that I would never be able to cover all the very good books that are being published in September and October within my usual four days a week. So I invented the Saturday Matinee. Continue reading Saturday Matinee: Stories for Movie Fans