1. tylerweaver:

The Big Sleep, 1958 Pocket Books edition, cover art by Ernest Chiriaka (AKA Darcy)

    tylerweaver:

    The Big Sleep, 1958 Pocket Books edition, cover art by Ernest Chiriaka (AKA Darcy)

  2. jellobiafrasays:

the big sleep (1976 ed.)

    jellobiafrasays:

    the big sleep (1976 ed.)

  3. chri5:

Wonderful poster art for  Howard Hawks’, “The Big Sleep” that I have never seen before. I found it in the image section of the fairly recent Raymond Chandler biography by Tom Williams “The Life of Raymond Chandler”. I just had to hunt this down and post it because of its beauty. 

    chri5:

    Wonderful poster art for  Howard Hawks’, “The Big Sleep” that I have never seen before. I found it in the image section of the fairly recent Raymond Chandler biography by Tom Williams “The Life of Raymond Chandler”. I just had to hunt this down and post it because of its beauty. 

  4. The big Sleep

    (Source: monoursblanc.com)

  5. ruckawriter:

It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark little clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.

The opening to The Big Sleep.

Unsure of the illustration credit. Perhaps Wayne Barker?

Tom Adams. See all his Chandler covers here.

    ruckawriter:

    It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark little clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.

    The opening to The Big Sleep.

    Unsure of the illustration credit. Perhaps Wayne Barker?

    Tom Adams. See all his Chandler covers here.

  6. In 2012, Dave Hooper adapted chapter 26 of The Big Sleep. Nice stuff.

    In 2012, Dave Hooper adapted chapter 26 of The Big Sleep. Nice stuff.

  7. alexsegura:

The Big Sleep (1950)

    alexsegura:

    The Big Sleep (1950)

  8. noirbynight:

medlibrarian:

In the book, she’s naked except for a pair of earrings and high as a kite. Obviously they couldn’t go for naked in the film, but I think the effect is pretty much the same…

A publicity photo for Howard Hawks’ adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep (1946), starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.  
This photo depicts the scene when Philip Marlowe (Bogart) discovers Carmen Sternwood (Martha Vickers) doped up and oblivious, with the corpse of her blackmailer Arthur Geiger at her feet.  

    noirbynight:

    medlibrarian:

    In the book, she’s naked except for a pair of earrings and high as a kite. Obviously they couldn’t go for naked in the film, but I think the effect is pretty much the same…

    A publicity photo for Howard Hawks’ adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep (1946), starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.  

    This photo depicts the scene when Philip Marlowe (Bogart) discovers Carmen Sternwood (Martha Vickers) doped up and oblivious, with the corpse of her blackmailer Arthur Geiger at her feet.  

    (Source: grammarsaveslives)

  9. captainahabsrarebooks:

New Arrivals: First Edition of RAYMOND CHANDLER’S MYSTERY OMNIBUS (1944), inscribed by Chandler on the half-title page.  A fragile war-time publication collecting his two earliest novels - THE BIG SLEEP, and FAREWELL, MY LOVELY. 

    captainahabsrarebooks:

    New Arrivals: First Edition of RAYMOND CHANDLER’S MYSTERY OMNIBUS (1944), inscribed by Chandler on the half-title page.  A fragile war-time publication collecting his two earliest novels - THE BIG SLEEP, and FAREWELL, MY LOVELY. 

  10. the-rageaholic:

    Recommended Noir: 
    The Big Sleep (1946)

    Less a feast for the eyes than for the ears. While visually, The Big Sleep is no slouch, the centerpiece of the film is undoubtedly the scorching dialogue. Every scene is packed with witty banter, as Humphrey Bogart (playing perhaps the most famous private eye of all pulpdom, Philip Marlowe) and then-wife Lauren Bacall go on a frenzied tear through an extremely well-written adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel. Beautiful cinematography, rapid-fire wit, and labyrinthine mystery.
    The quintessential film noir. 

  11. retroreverbs:

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (Penguin, 1967 edition).

    retroreverbs:

    The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (Penguin, 1967 edition).

  12. are-we-black:

Noirvember 26th, 2013 - #7 - The Big Sleep (1946)

    are-we-black:

    Noirvember 26th, 2013 - #7 - The Big Sleep (1946)

  13. movieposteroftheday:

1947 French grande for THE BIG SLEEP (Howard Hawks, USA, 1946)
Artist: Rocher Vacher
Poster source: Heritage Auctions
This poster sold at auction last week for $21,510

    movieposteroftheday:

    1947 French grande for THE BIG SLEEP (Howard Hawks, USA, 1946)

    Artist: Rocher Vacher

    Poster source: Heritage Auctions

    This poster sold at auction last week for $21,510