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Monday, November 12, 2007

From the Dept of Blind Love

posted by on November 12 at 15:14 PM

Regarding Raymond Chandler and his first wife:

“Cissy was a raging beauty, a strawberry blonde with skin I used to love to touch,” Chandler would say later. “I don’t know how I ever managed to get her.” It took awhile: Cissy, twice-married, a former New York model who liked to do housework in the nude, kept him at arm’s length at first.
Cissy and Chandler didn’t marry until 1924, when Chandler’s motherówith whom he’d been livingódied at last from an agonizing cancer. Only then, or a little later, did Chandler learn that Cissy was not eight years older than him, as he’d thought, but eighteen. He was 35, and he’d married a woman of 53.

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1

Whoa, 18 years!!! That's nothin'.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 12, 2007 3:49 PM
2

hell i could see myself with someone 18 years my junior, as long as the State doesn't mind my sleeping with a 4 year old

Posted by vooodooo84 | November 12, 2007 4:00 PM
3

@2: Yeah, I think the state might have a problem with that.

Posted by Greg | November 12, 2007 4:47 PM
4

I'm only sad that they don't have a photo of her at the link.

Posted by lilblackcat | November 12, 2007 5:05 PM
5

A 53 year old friend of mine married a 34 yo chick last year -- that age difference seems just right to him.

Posted by vicky kennedy | November 12, 2007 10:05 PM

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