Chandler is buried in Mount Hope Cemetary in San Diego.
Novelist Robert B. Parker, who completed Chandler's unfinished Poodle Springs, wrote a second novel based on Chandler's character, Phillip Marlowe. It was entitled Perchance to Dream and was a sequel to The Big Sleep.
One murder in his novels that even Chandler himself couldn't explain was that of the chauffeur in The Big Sleep.
Chandler was nominated for Academy Awards in 1945 and 1947 for his screenplays for Double Indemnity and The Blue Dahlia.
In 1941, Chandler attended his first and only Academy Awards ceremony.
Chandler's final completed novel, Playback, was originally written as a screenplay for a movie studio but when the studio declined to film it, Chandler converted it to a novel.
Chandler was friends with Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond series.
Chandler's novel, Poodle Springs, was incomplete at the time of his death and was finished by Robert B. Parker in 1989.
Chandler's style of writing was inspired by Dashiell Hammett.
In 1956, Chandler became an American citizen once again.
Chandler attempted suicide in 1955. He was suffering from depression over the death of his wife the year before.
Chandler's wife, Cissy, passed away in 1954.
Chandler collaborated on the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 film Strangers on a Train.
In 1946, Chandler wrote his only original screenplay, The Blue Dahlia, which was made into a film starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.
Chandler co-wrote the screenplay for the 1944 movie Double Indemnity with director Billy Wilder.
The corrupt Bay City, which was a frequent setting in Chandler's novels, was based on Santa Monica.
All of Chandler's novels featured private detective Phillip Marlowe.
Chandler's first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939.
Chandler's first short story was published in Black Mask Magazine in 1933.
Chandler became a vice-president at Dabney Oil but would lose this job in 1932 due to his alcoholism.
Chandler married Cissy Pascal in 1924 after she divorced her first husband.
In 1917, Chandler enlisted in the Canadian Army and fought in France and Belgium during World War I.
Chandler returned to the United States from Great Britain in 1912.
Chandler became a naturalized British citizen in 1907 in order to take the Civil Service exam.
Chandler moved with his mother to Great Britain in 1895 after she divorced his father for abandoning the family.
Chandler: If my books had been any worse I should not have been invited to come to Hollywood and if they had been any better I should not have come.
Chandler: I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year on general principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it.
Chandler: A good title is the title of a successful book.
Chandler: Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Chandler: California--the department store state.
Chandler: When in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns.
Chandler: A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.
Chandler: A really good detective never gets married.
Chandler: I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday.
Chandler: If you liked a book, don't meet the author.
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