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September 19, 1999
Dashiell HammettBorn in St. Mary's County in 1894, Hammett moved to Baltimore when he was 7 years old.He attended Public School 72 and Polytechnic before becoming what he called "the unsatisfied employee of various railroads, stock brokers, machine manufacturers, canners and the like."Hammett's true calling was as a writer of such classic detective novels as "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man."In his last 20 years of life, Hammett produced little of note, saying he believed he had exhausted the genre.
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Dan Rodricks | December 21, 2011
Terry Reed asks me to remove the cash-filled cardboard coffee cup from the split-hook prosthetic claw that serves as his right hand. "Just put it in my coat pocket, please," he says, as breezes from the brisk traffic along President Street add some wind chill to the dropping temperature. President Street is where Terry Reed does most of his panhandling, and he's hard to miss — a thin man who stands on the solid white line that marks the left-turn lane. He wears a dark blue winter coat and a pair of pants that stop at his knees, revealing chocolate-colored prosthetic limbs below that.
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NEWS
October 10, 1998
Lon Clark,86, a stage actor who was the rich baritone voice of "Nick Carter, Master Detective" on WOR-Mutual radio from 1943 to 1955, died Oct. 2 in New York. He also appeared frequently on "The Kate Smith Hour," "The Thin Man" and "Norman Corwin Presents."Tom Diskin,77, the right-hand man to Elvis Presley's manager, died Monday in Nashville of injuries suffered in a car accident. He teamed with Tom Parker as co-owner of a Chicago-based booking agency and publishing company.Pub Date: 10/10/98
NEWS
March 27, 2005
Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center will continue its Marvelous Movies and More film series with a 1934 film, The Thin Man, at 7:30 p.m. April 15. Based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett, the film stars Myrna Loy and William Powell. Dessert and coffee will be available after a short discussion of the film. The cost is $7; $6 for senior citizens and students. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Information: 410-730-3987. Open Mic Poetry Night for ages 11-15 set April 12 The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will sponsor an Open Mic Poetry Night, for youths ages 11 to 15, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 12. Participants will have a chance to share their poems or favorite works.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 31, 1997
Two men robbed a grocery near Taylorsville and fled with an undisclosed amount of money Wednesday night, state police said.A police dog unsuccessfully tried to track the suspects, who left through a rear basement door after they had forced two employees into a walk-in refrigerator, police said. Neither employee was injured in the 7 p.m. incident.One man was described as thin with reddish-brown hair. He was wearing a baseball hat, thick-framed sunglasses and a red bandanna over his face. He was armed with a can of chemical spray, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 20, 1999
Are the days of the sequel numbered -- or rather, Roman numeraled?.................... This summer film season, for the first time in memory, audiences have had to deal (albeit happily, say box-office receipts) with but a single sequel ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") and a single prequel ("Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace")."Lethal Weapon," the Mel Gibson vehicle that went from zero to IV in 11 years, will have no '99 model. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose most famous film line is "I'll be back," won't be: The Terminator's term limit was two. This die-hard genre -- indeed, this "Die Hard" genre -- appears comatose.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | December 21, 2011
Terry Reed asks me to remove the cash-filled cardboard coffee cup from the split-hook prosthetic claw that serves as his right hand. "Just put it in my coat pocket, please," he says, as breezes from the brisk traffic along President Street add some wind chill to the dropping temperature. President Street is where Terry Reed does most of his panhandling, and he's hard to miss — a thin man who stands on the solid white line that marks the left-turn lane. He wears a dark blue winter coat and a pair of pants that stop at his knees, revealing chocolate-colored prosthetic limbs below that.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Joe Nawrozki and Dan Thanh Dang and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writers Sun staff writer Glenn Small contributed to this article | November 20, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The tall, thin man wearing cowboy boots and jeans stood in front of the crowd with palms pointed heavenward. One by one, a woman slapped $100 bills into his waiting hands, whipping the congregation into a near-religious frenzy.But this wasn't a church. This was a third-floor banquet room in a New York Avenue hotel, where the faithful had gathered to witness the latest payoff in the wildly popular pyramid game that is sweeping the Baltimore metropolitan area.The room sparked with energy from the players -- doctors, lawyers, grandmothers, college students, business people, engineers, accountants, teachers and others.
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By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | June 16, 1996
In general it is imprudent to write critically about the work of people whom you know well, and Joan Mellen and I have been friends for something like 20 years. I would leave her 13th book to others to judge here, except that the subject fascinates me and - more - there is something happening in and around it that is irresistible.The work is "Hellman and Hammett, The Legendary Passion of Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett" (HarperCollins. 572 pages. $32).Hellman, of course, was a playwright ("The Little Foxes," "Watch on the Rhine")
NEWS
March 27, 2005
Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center will continue its Marvelous Movies and More film series with a 1934 film, The Thin Man, at 7:30 p.m. April 15. Based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett, the film stars Myrna Loy and William Powell. Dessert and coffee will be available after a short discussion of the film. The cost is $7; $6 for senior citizens and students. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Information: 410-730-3987. Open Mic Poetry Night for ages 11-15 set April 12 The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will sponsor an Open Mic Poetry Night, for youths ages 11 to 15, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 12. Participants will have a chance to share their poems or favorite works.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1999
Dashiell HammettBorn in St. Mary's County in 1894, Hammett moved to Baltimore when he was 7 years old.He attended Public School 72 and Polytechnic before becoming what he called "the unsatisfied employee of various railroads, stock brokers, machine manufacturers, canners and the like."Hammett's true calling was as a writer of such classic detective novels as "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man."In his last 20 years of life, Hammett produced little of note, saying he believed he had exhausted the genre.
ENTERTAINMENT
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 20, 1999
Are the days of the sequel numbered -- or rather, Roman numeraled?.................... This summer film season, for the first time in memory, audiences have had to deal (albeit happily, say box-office receipts) with but a single sequel ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") and a single prequel ("Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace")."Lethal Weapon," the Mel Gibson vehicle that went from zero to IV in 11 years, will have no '99 model. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose most famous film line is "I'll be back," won't be: The Terminator's term limit was two. This die-hard genre -- indeed, this "Die Hard" genre -- appears comatose.
NEWS
October 10, 1998
Lon Clark,86, a stage actor who was the rich baritone voice of "Nick Carter, Master Detective" on WOR-Mutual radio from 1943 to 1955, died Oct. 2 in New York. He also appeared frequently on "The Kate Smith Hour," "The Thin Man" and "Norman Corwin Presents."Tom Diskin,77, the right-hand man to Elvis Presley's manager, died Monday in Nashville of injuries suffered in a car accident. He teamed with Tom Parker as co-owner of a Chicago-based booking agency and publishing company.Pub Date: 10/10/98
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 31, 1997
Two men robbed a grocery near Taylorsville and fled with an undisclosed amount of money Wednesday night, state police said.A police dog unsuccessfully tried to track the suspects, who left through a rear basement door after they had forced two employees into a walk-in refrigerator, police said. Neither employee was injured in the 7 p.m. incident.One man was described as thin with reddish-brown hair. He was wearing a baseball hat, thick-framed sunglasses and a red bandanna over his face. He was armed with a can of chemical spray, police said.
NEWS
By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | June 16, 1996
In general it is imprudent to write critically about the work of people whom you know well, and Joan Mellen and I have been friends for something like 20 years. I would leave her 13th book to others to judge here, except that the subject fascinates me and - more - there is something happening in and around it that is irresistible.The work is "Hellman and Hammett, The Legendary Passion of Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett" (HarperCollins. 572 pages. $32).Hellman, of course, was a playwright ("The Little Foxes," "Watch on the Rhine")
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Joe Nawrozki and Dan Thanh Dang and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writers Sun staff writer Glenn Small contributed to this article | November 20, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The tall, thin man wearing cowboy boots and jeans stood in front of the crowd with palms pointed heavenward. One by one, a woman slapped $100 bills into his waiting hands, whipping the congregation into a near-religious frenzy.But this wasn't a church. This was a third-floor banquet room in a New York Avenue hotel, where the faithful had gathered to witness the latest payoff in the wildly popular pyramid game that is sweeping the Baltimore metropolitan area.The room sparked with energy from the players -- doctors, lawyers, grandmothers, college students, business people, engineers, accountants, teachers and others.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | December 16, 1993
Nobody could say "darling" like Myrna Loy, who died Tuesday at 88 after a long illness.In the six "Thin Man" films that made her a star, Myrna Loy infused that word with such possibility that she seemed almost to invent a whole new language, rich in meaning and poetry, although it consisted of a single word."
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | December 16, 1993
Nobody could say "darling" like Myrna Loy, who died Tuesday at 88 after a long illness.In the six "Thin Man" films that made her a star, Myrna Loy infused that word with such possibility that she seemed almost to invent a whole new language, rich in meaning and poetry, although it consisted of a single word."
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