So he knocks on Raymond Chandler’s door . . .

So he knocks on Raymond Chandler’s door . . . December 23, 2014


After seventeen years, you think you have heard all the stories, but I heard a new one this evening. Not especially Christmas-y, but I know at least a few of you who will appreciate the hell out of this.

stevefisherMy husband’s grandfather was Steve Fisher, a pulp novelist and Hollywood screenwriter and producer. Back in the 40’s, he’s writing the screen adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s Lady in the Lake and finds himself stumped, trying to figure out certain aspects of how the mystery unfolded, and how the relationships worked.

So in desperation, he goes to Raymond Chandler’s door and knocked. Chandler opens the door, and clearly has at least half a snootful already. So TaTa Steve introduces himself and explains his dilemma, and asks for help.

Chandler says, “I got my check, I don’t give a shit.” Slams door. End scene.

Just thought you might like to know.

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  • Tina

    That’s hilarious!

  • Brian Sullivan

    Perfect for Festivus!

  • Ken

    Great story.

  • Fr. Denis Lemieux

    The spirit of a true author unveiled. Thank you.

  • David Naas