The Big Sleep, 1946
A collection of pictures about Comics, Books, Paperbacks, Pulp, Private Eyes, Writers, Bookshelves, Film Noir, Beautiful Ladies, Vintage things, Nautical Silliness & Music. Most commonly used tags :
The Big Sleep, 1946
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall during - The Big Sleep-,1946.
Publicity stills for “The Big Sleep”
"The Big Sleep" (1946) film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 novel of the same name. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as the female lead in a story about the "process of a criminal investigation, not its results." William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay.
The Big Sleep, 1958 Pocket Books edition, cover art by Ernest Chiriaka (AKA Darcy)
the big sleep (1976 ed.)
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.
The big Sleep
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.
In 2012, Dave Hooper adapted chapter 26 of The Big Sleep. Nice stuff.
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.
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.