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“Then she laughed. It was almost a racking laugh. It shook her as the wind shakes a tree. I thought there was puzzlement in it, not exactly surprise, but as if a new idea had been added to something already known and it didn’t fit. Then I thought that was too much to get out of a laugh.” ― Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

“Then she laughed. It was almost a racking laugh. It shook her as the wind shakes a tree. I thought there was puzzlement in it, not exactly surprise, but as if a new idea had been added to something already known and it didn’t fit. Then I thought that was too much to get out of a laugh.” 
― Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

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RIP Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014)
“She lowered her lashes until they almost cuddled her cheeks and slowly raised them again, like a theatre curtain. I was to get to know that trick. That was supposed to make me roll over on my back with all four paws in the air.”  ― Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

(Photo: Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep, 1946).

RIP Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014)

“She lowered her lashes until they almost cuddled her cheeks and slowly raised them again, like a theatre curtain. I was to get to know that trick. That was supposed to make me roll over on my back with all four paws in the air.”
― Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

(Photo: Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep, 1946).

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