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Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe were ‘named after and inspired by black private eye’ –‘Spade and Marlowe featured in The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep– Miss Ransil claimed that Mr Hammett and Samuel Marlowe got on well together. She said: ‘They were friends who loved laughing together. Hammett calling his detective Sam Spade, a rude but common word for a black person at the time, was a joke between them.’…. | Daily Mail Online

How two of Hollywood’s most famous detectives Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe were ‘named after and inspired by black private eye ‘Spade and Marlowe featured in The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep Historian claims they were inspired and named after … Continue reading

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Dashiell Hammett, truther | Veterans Today

Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services   While spending a week recuperating from an illness, I recently (re-)read the complete works of America’s all-time greatest detective novelist, Dashiell Hammett.   Sounds impressive; but I only … Continue reading

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