Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/06

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Subject: [Leica] Historical leica sighting
From: h_arche at (H. Ball Arche)
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:44:20 -0700 (PDT)

in Raymond Chandler's "The Little Sister", which I've just re-read after 30 
years. I'd completely forgotten about how her older brother's using a Leica 
was central to the plot:

"He studies a lot and he has a very expensive camera he likes to snap people 
with when they don't know. Sometimes it makes them mad. But Orrin says 
people ought to see themselves as they really are."

"Let's hope it never happens to him, " I said. "what kind of camera is it?"

"One of those little cameras with a very fine lens. You can take snaps in 
almost any kind of light. A Leica."

-and on from there.


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