Bite Size Chandler

img_0947“Wonderful what Hollywood will do to a nobody. It will make a radiant glamour queen out of a drab little wench who ought to be ironing a truck driver’s shirts, a he-man hero with shining eyes and brilliant smile reeking of sexual charm out of some overgrown kid who was meant to go to work with a lunch-box. Out of a Texas car hop with the literacy of a character in a comic strip it will make an international courtesan, married six time to six millionaires and so blasĂ© and decadent at the end of it that her idea of a thrill is to seduce a furniture-mover in a sweaty undershirt.”

Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister, 1949.

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