Tag Archives: The High Window

Mail Art Postcard No. 4627…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: His cheeks were shiny and his short sharp nose looked as if it had hung over a lot of quick ones in its time. … Continue reading

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The last one in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: A tall handsome blonde, in a dress that looked like seawater sifted over with gold dust, came out of the Ladies’ Room touching up … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: Out of the apartment houses come women who should be young but have faces like stale beer, men with pull-down hats and quick eyes … Continue reading

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So what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quote is from his 1943 novel The High Window: ‘Sorry, this isn’t a bar, sir. You can buy a bottle at the liquor counter.’ ‘So it is,’ I said. ‘I mean, so it … Continue reading

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Oh good, it’s ‘Avenger Trek’ on the TV…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: The door on the left led to a small kitchenette with a brown woodstone sink and a three burner stove and an old electric … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4628…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quote is from his novel The High Window (1943): He leaned back in his chair with the smile of a bored aristocrat. ‘All set?’ I inquired. ‘Pulse and respiration normal? You wouldn’t like … Continue reading

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Enquire Within (19). ‘Heat marks on waiters are difficult to move…’

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from The High Window (1943): I looked in the reception room. It was empty of everything except the smell of dust. I threw open another window, unlocked the communicating door and … Continue reading

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