"But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective in this kind of story must be such a man."

Raymond Chandler, “The Simple Art of Murder.”

Happy birthday, Mr. Chandler.

retrogasm:

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vintagenewyork:

New York Public Library book donation pile
Ca 1910

vintagenewyork:

New York Public Library book donation pile

Ca 1910

gatabella:

Marlene Dietrich during the filming of Martin Roumagnac

(via gatabella)