RARA-AVIS: Mitchum on Chandler

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 20 Jun 2002

A quote from Lee Server's ROBERT MITCHUM: BABY, I DON'T CARE. There's no source.

| [Mitchum, in 1939] would often wander down the block to Rose's
| Bookstore, a hangout for local writer. He'd sit in the back
| room with the scenarists and pulp hacks drinking jug wine,
| and he'd hope for some practical advice; but all he ever heard
| were obscene cracks about venal publishers and moronic producers.
| One of the writers he met was a rising star of private eye
| fiction, Raymond Chandler, author of THE BIG SLEEP and FAREWELL,
| MY LOVELY. "I wasn't sure what to make of him," Mitchum would
| recall. "I thought he affected a British accent, and he was
| always wearing white gloves ... a nice guy, but distant,
| suspicious of everybody."


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.

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