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Subject: [Leica] Historical leica sighting - What was Orrin's Leica?
From: pdzwig at (Peter Dzwig)
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:09:15 +0100
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So, The Little Sister was published in 1949 and is set in that period.

The camera's expensive, so new(?), so what do we reckon IIc or IIIc and why? 


H. Ball Arche wrote:
> 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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