Typed Document Signed, 4to, on watermarked "Paramount Pictures" onionskin paper, Hollywood, CA, February 14, 1944. RAYMOND THORTON CHANDLER.
RAYMOND THORTON CHANDLER

(1888-1959) Author of crime stories and novels of immense stylistic influence upon modern crime fiction, especially in the style of the writing and the attitudes now characteristic of the genre. His protagonist Philip Marlowe is synonymous with "private detective", along with Dashiell Hammett's "Sam Spade".

Typed Document Signed, 4to, on watermarked "Paramount Pictures" onionskin paper, Hollywood, CA, February 14, 1944.

This letter contract made out for Raymond Chandler states, "Please take notice that your employment agreement with the undersigned corporation dated November 16, 1943, will terminate on February 26, 1944, at the end of said day." Signed by two executives at Paramount Pictures Inc. and accepted: "Raymond Chandler." Several punch holes from staples in upper left corner.

Chandler spent nine months at Paramount working with director Billy Wilder on the screenplay of James M. Cain's novel, "Double Indemnity."

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