girls fighting evil: hardboiled all-ladies noir detective agency

dead men are heavier than broken hearts
-raymond chandler, the big sleep

(these dames don’t let no monsters walk the streets, whether they got claws or guns.  don’t let them catch your dumb mug around here, ya brute.)

A man touched me:

his hand… my thigh.

I touched him too:

my fist… his jaw.

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, vol. 1 (via jacktryoshka)

Noir Obsession: Roger Ebert's Guide to Film Noir


Film noir is …

1. A French term meaning “black film,” or film of the night, inspired by the Series Noir, a line of cheap paperbacks that translated hard-boiled American crime authors and found a popular audience in France.

2. A movie which at no time misleads you into thinking there is going to…


Film noir actress Cathy O’Donnell, working on her poetry, photo by Martha Holmes, December 1945


great suggestions. love shoot the piano player, not a super fan of angel face. still have to check out CORNERED & DEAD END—two from two of my favorite directors (dmytryk & wyler).


Hedy Lamarr in The Strange Woman (1946)

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