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December 4, 2012

Woolrich Noir

Cornell Woolrich   (1903 - 1968)

Cornell Woolrich (1903 – 1968)

On this day in 1903 the crime writer Cornell Woolrich was born. Woolrich wrote two dozen novels and over two hundred stories, most of them so dark that he has been called “the Poe of the 20th century.” Looking at the many movies made from his work — most famously, Hitchcock’s Rear Window and Truffaut’s The Bride Wore Black — many have also dubbed him the “Father of Film Noir.” Woolrich’s private life was almost as bleak and black.

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