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The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (the book and the movie)

If an accomplished writer of hard boiled mysteries, one who set the standard, wants to write a satire on the exact same subject, then who are we to say “No.” And so the author of the Maltese Falcon, the creator of Sam Spade, has also created his alter ego, the rich, classy Nick Charles, his wife Nora and little dog, Asta. 475 more words



On page 8 of “Act One”, George Murray’s book of poems, is my personal favorite, entitled, “THE THIN MAN, A SCULPTURE”.  Well, perhaps it’s not my favorite, but we (his children) grew up with two sculptures of thin men in our home, one or both of which inspired him to write this poem, so the title was often in our minds.   147 more words

George Murray

A Mixed Bag (Baker Street, Corporia, and new podcasts)

“Darling, are you packing?”
“Yes dear, I’m putting away this liquor.”

- The Thin Man

I’ve just got a handful of little news items to mention today, so feel free to leave your seatbelt off. 341 more words


Book Review: The Thin Man

Title: The Thin Man
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Pages: 201
Genre: Mystery, Noir
Summary: “Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett’s most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. 294 more words


How The Thin Man's Nora Charles became Hollywood's 'perfect wife'

The Thin Man‘s Nora Charles turns 80 this month. At first glance, it seems strange that Myrna Loy’s fur-clad, drink-guzzling, and less-than-maternal Nora would have been toasted as the… 61 more words


SPOTLIGHT: Lovely Pre-Code Loy (VII)

Welcome to another Film Friday (and our 250th post)! Today, we’re concluding our series of posts on the Pre-Code work of Myrna Loy, one of M-G-M’s sharpest and glamorous stars of the ’30s and ’40s. 972 more words