The Brasher Dubloon?

1947 the brasher doubloon1OK, so I don’t know about this flick…and why?

Never heard of this one, and just happened to stumble across it while cruising Bing, looking to see what kind of handsome lookin’ Raymond Chandler books might be lurking out there, since I’m in the need of replacing some.

1947 the brasher doubloon2The Brasher Dubloon apparently is a 1947 20th Century Fox film directed by John Brahm, and starring George Montgomery as Chandler’s famous hard-boiled P.I., Philip Marlowe. It’s based on Chandler’s The High Window, and is kind of a remake of A Time To Kill from 1942, which began as a Marlowe film, but was switched to a Mike Shayne series film, starring that lovable hard guy, Lloyd Nolan, as the rough-n-wisecrackin’ detective Shayne. If I’m reading online things correct, it sounds The Brasher Dubloon wasn’t a big hit, and certainly earned no praise from the critics. Well, doesn’t look like it’s out on DVD, so I’ll just have to keep an eye out on TCM and Retroplex.

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Tara Juneau

2Canadian artist Tara Juneau resides in British Columbia, and has studied under master figure painter Jeremy Lipking. She says her work can be viewed as “an ongoing and evolving relationship with herself the natural world and with God.” The painter works in oils, from life and models when possible. See more at her website


More Scenes From The Noir Hotel…

Noir HotelDon’t be lookin’ at me like that, Tony. You heard me right. If we want to stop meeting in hotel rooms like this, we’re gonna have to do something. About the both of them. Something permanent-like. So I think maybe you start figurin’ on that while I finish my lipstick and look for my underwear and shoes, and you better think about something that’ll happen soon, or you’ll be warmin’ that bed there by yourself next week…

Time for shopping some Chandler

Farewell my lovelyWell, if you get it in your mind that you’re overdue for reading, or re-reading, as the case may be, the Raymond Chandler novels — all of the Raymond chandler novels, then you’d best be sure you actually have ‘em all. And I could’ve swore that I did. But I don’t, and I can’t even blame messy, unfinished bookcases on this one. Knocked off Chandler’s first Philip Marlowe novel The Big Sleep, then blew through The Little Sister from 1949 in a 1971 pb edition. Little SisterNow, deep into his amazing Farewell, My Lovely from 1940, in a 1976 pb edition. Next up will be The Lady In The Lake from 1943, also in a 1976 pb edition. And that’s it. No more to be found here. Something tells me I got carried away somewhere back-when with unloading books at Amazon and Half Price Books.

Time to go shopping, you think?

Lady In The Lake