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January 21, 2011

Ian Fleming - Interview with Raymond Chandler (1958)


In 1958, Ian Fleming interviewed Raymond Chandler for the BBC in London.

In conversations with fellow Bond fans, especially those of the literary 007, we have observed that most of us have an appreciation for the “Philip Marlowe” stories of American mystery writer Raymond Chandler. As did Chandler and Ian Fleming for each other — Chandler was one of the first Americans to praise Fleming’s Casino Royale; Fleming mentioned in his novels that Bond (and his boss, ‘M’), were regular readers of the hard-boiled novelist.

A .pdf formatted transcription of the interview may be found at the link.

Part II, Part III, Part IV.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 21, 2011 11:58 AM