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Simple Art of Murder

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.” ― Albert Camus #filmnoir

Lana Turner - “I find men terribly exciting, and any girl who says she doesn’t is an anemic old maid, a streetwalker, or a saint.”

2 Upcoming Exhibits @ Skirball Museum in Los Angeles. Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 & The Noir Effect (October 23, 2014–March 1, 2015)

Exhibitions at the Skirball | Skirball Cultural Center

Vladimir Maiakovskii in New York (1925)

Maiakovskii in New York

Side Street. 1949, dir. Anthony Mann

Lawrence Tierney in Born to Kill (1947)

Michèle Morgan Jean Gabin, "Quai des brumes" (Port of Shadows, 1938) Jean: T'as d'beaux yeux, tu sais. Nelly: Embrassez-moi.

Have a booming Fourth with Gloria Grahame.

Movie Posters:Film Noir, They Live by Night (RKO, 1949). Italian 2 - Foglio (39" X 55")..... Image #1

They Live by Night (RKO, 1949). Italian 2 - Foglio (39

Cathy O’Donnell and Farley Granger in They Live By Night, 1949

Screenwriter and crime novelist Raymond Chandler has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Joining Chandler, are Will Ferrell, Batman creator Bob Kane, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Daniel Radcliffe, Kelly Ripa, and even comic strip character Snoopy.

Raymond Chandler gets a 'star'

The Lineup 1958 with Eli Wallach and Robert Keith - inspired the tv show of the same name

Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics, Vol. 1

Wicked Woman (1953, dir. Rouse)

Woman on the Run (1950, dir. Foster)

Touch of Evil (1958) Orson Welles -- Stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in Mexican border town.

Street with no name

Richard Widmark in The Street With No Name

Film Noir Series Starts With a Screening of a Silent ‘Pre-Noir’ Dartmouth College, New Hampshire Film Series runs June 22 - August 17 (Photo: Asphalt)

Film Noir Series Starts With a Screening of a Silent ‘Pre-Noir’

Allan Ladd in Blue Dahlia

Visionneuse de Le Dahlia bleu