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Thin Man, The

Name of character (murder victim Clyde Miller Wynant, an inventor) appearing in the 1932 “Thin Man” novel written by American writer Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), who originated the gritty, realistic detective novels, … 92 more words

Private Eyes

Misplaced Modifiers

Languages are either inflected, meaning endings are added to words to specify their relationship, or uninflected, as in English, where the relationship is specified by the position in the sentence. 279 more words

Popular Culture

Past Imperfect - #550

Nora: “Darling, must we really do this?”

Nick: “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

Nora: “Of course you have an idea. You have an odd-looking piece of artillery positioned precisely above your crotch. 968 more words

Humor

Myrna Loy On the Radio

There ‘s only been one Myrna Loy, a woman who possessed a beauty and talent that are the stuff of legend. Her impeccable style, dramatic flair and comedic timing make her a perennial favorite. 565 more words

Old Time Radio

Past Imperfect - #534

Myrna, left: “I haven’t the faintest idea what she’s talking about.”

William, not so much left: “Nor do I. Perhaps she’s discussing stock options, with that bit about alternative arrangements.” 654 more words

Humor

The Thin Man

This classic of detective fiction, a beacon of hard-boiled, noir-esque mystery, is both entertaining and curiously dated.  Set in the early ’30s, this series of murders surrounding a brilliant – yet possibly quite mad inventor – is really a comedy of manners disguised in an endless parade of drinks, speakeasies, shady characters and cops. 195 more words

Series | The Thin Man

Since its first installment in 1934 and in the eighty years since, The Thin Man series has stood apart from other film series and franchises. Its six films always delivered a “twist” mystery and the wonderful chemistry between stars William Powell and Myrna Loy. 2,761 more words

Myrna Loy