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Coelacanth28 May 2018 9:44 a.m. PST

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Samuel Dashiell Hammett was born on the 28th of May, 1894; which would make this his 124th birthday. I learned this thanks to an item in my Google feed, which also contained a link to this: link. So, take a moment to tip your fedora to the former Pinkerton who put hard-boiled fiction on the map.

Ron

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2018 12:37 p.m. PST

One of the greats. I watch The Maltese Falcon at least every couple months.

Hey You28 May 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

Great writer. If it wasn't for Mr. Hammett, I would never be able to binge watch "The Thin Man" movies.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2018 4:35 p.m. PST

And don't forget Brad Runyon--The Fat Man.

"Weight: 246. Fortune: Danger"
Whoooo is it? The Fat Man!

The Shadow29 May 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

Hammett confessed, in the Martha's Vineyard Gazette of September 6, 1949, that "My sole duty in regard to these programs (presumably he was also referring to The Thin Man and Sam Spade series) is to look in the mail for a check once a week. I don't even listen to them. If I did, I'd complain about how they were being handled, and then I'd fall into the trap of being asked to come down and help. I don't want to have anything to do with the radio. It's a dizzy world--makes the movies seem highly intellectual."

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