"Raymond Chandler"
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 Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) was an Anglo-American pulp-fiction crime novelist and screenwriter who pioneered a ‘hardboiled’ style now considered characteristic of the detective novel. His famous anti-hero, Philip Marlowe, made his first appearance in Chandler’s debut novel, The Big Sleep, in 1939. With director Billy Wilder, he co-wrote the script for Double Indemnity (1944) and penned an original screenplay for The Blue Dahlia (Dir: George Marshall) in 1946. Critically panned in his day, he is now held in high esteem as a writer.