RAYMOND CHANDLER (ca 1945)$1,250.00
Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photo, USA.
Wonderful portrait of Chandler, pipe in mouth, and black cat nestled on his right arm, in a moment of repose. This looks to be from the period when he wrote various screenplays for Paramount productions, that included DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) and THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946). Stamped on verso “Photograph by JOHN ENGTEAD.” Engstead did much Hollywood portrait photography in the 1940’s, including many celebrity photographs, like this one, taken at home. FINE.