RARA-AVIS: .Re Roscoe

Bill Hagen (billha@ionet.net)
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 22:51:49 -0500 (CDT) Kevin Smith wrote...
>According to Jeff Siegel's The American Detective, humourist S.J. Perelman
>"always seemed to show up on the fringes of the hard-boiled crowd. He was a
>drinking buddy of Hammett and Lillian Hellman's."

In the most recent Chandler biography (author's name escapes me), SJP is
named as regularly exchanging letters with Chandler during one period, even
sending him one of the parodies mentioned.

Bill Hagen

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