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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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'Veronica Mars' books on the way

'Veronica Mars' books on the way

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood writer-director-producer Rob Thomas says he is co-writing two books that will pick up where his "Veronica Mars" movie ends.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 23, 2012.
By United Press International

Pair get life for killing at London prison

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A former student at a famous English school and a London firefighter were sentenced to life in prison Thursday for a drug-related killing.
Army dumping berets for combat uniform

Army dumping berets for combat uniform

ARLINGTON, Va., June 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army says it is dumping generic berets and bringing back patrol caps as the official top of the Army Combat Uniform.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 23, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, July 23, 2007.

Marlowe film may reunite actor, producer

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Producer Mark Abraham said he asked British actor Clive Owen to portray fictional American detective Philip Marlowe in a film project.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2006 with 161 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 23, the 204th day of 2005 with 161 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: What he really wants to do

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Matthew Carnahan, a Hollywood writer who lives with Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Helen Hunt, has turned his attention to writing novels -- following in the f
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Mystery author Joseph Hansen dead at 81

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Southern Californian poet and novelist Joseph Hansen, best known for his groundbreaking gay Dave Brandstetter mystery series has died. He was 81.

Jackson supporters blast tell-all book

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson supporters blasted a book about the singer's 1993 child molestation case, calling the author an opportunist.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 23, the 205th day of 2004 with 161 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2003 with 161 to follow.
By United Press International
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Raymond Chandler
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Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American novelist and screenwriter.

In 1932 after losing his job as an oil company executive, Chandler at age forty-five and during the Depression decided to become a writer. In 1933 his first story was published in a pulp magazine called Black Mask. His first novel, The Big Sleep was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published only seven novels during his life. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959 in La Jolla California.

Chandler had an immense stylistic influence upon the modern private detective story, especially in the style of the writing and the attitudes now characteristic of the genre. His protagonist, Philip Marlowe, along with Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade, is considered synonymous with "private detective", both being played on screen by Humphrey Bogart.

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