In , at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, " Blackmailers Don't Shoot ", was published in in Black Mask , a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep , was published in In addition to his short stories, Chandler published seven novels during his lifetime an eighth, in progress at the time of his death, was completed by Robert B. All but Playback have been made into motion pictures, some more than once.
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Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order. What began as a personal reference for the Californian and his friends soon morphed into a thriving enterprise akin to The Negro Motorist Green Book , which safely shepherded African American travelers across the country during the Jim Crow era, but for gay men and, to a lesser extent, lesbian women. Interns and graduate students helped the researchers organize this vast trove of data, transcribing text from digitized images of the guide and rendering the entries machine-readable. But it differs from the majority of these resources in its scope—most portals focus on a specific city or region, not the entire country—and use of a single source rather than multiple. In , the year Damron first published his Address Book , gay sex was considered a crime in every state except Illinois, and the Stonewall Uprising, widely credited with sparking the contemporary gay rights movement , was still five years away. To ensure his work reached its intended audience, Damron plugged into existing networks within the underground gay community , adding his handbook to the array of erotica, pulp novels, physique magazines and other printed materials available to those in the know.
Romance Pulp Address Book (2005, Address Book)
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