Mavis Weld is Wendy Barrie

As you begin to follow the trail of intrigue and bodies in Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister, you will no doubt wonder what real life personas inspired the plot. As we draw near to our next meeting on July 19th, I will begin to pull that curtain back.

I offer for today this bone to chew on: Mavis Weld is Wendy Barrie. Barrie was engaged on and off to Bugsy Siegel throughout the 1940s, and was involved with him in a famous scandal reminiscent of the one in the novel.

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