Tuesday, June 1, 2010

GOT NOIR? ~ By Absolutely*Kate of Harbinger*33

~ by Absolutely*Kate

From stylish crime dramas where come hither sensuality and cynicism on the rat-a-tat-tat shoot out their shadowy flings . . .  where grifters, coppers, dicks and pugilists pull punches and punchlines . . . this enticing genre spans decades of tough talkin' flatfoots and daunting dames who flaunt ~~ well, what dames should flaunt to keep their daunting on the up and up. I mean what's a dame without her up and up to ooze a come hither? Low-key lighting swirls mighty minds in mist or fog as the mystique of visual style transports police procedures, lingering glances, dark alleys  and opening chances to open and shut cases . . . or are they?

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Hello there. Cop a seat. Sit a spell. My name's Nelle. I'm a Private*Eye with a penchant for winking trouble's way. I can load a luger or lead-on a loser before I look over my shoulder, come the end of a coffee and doughnut day. That's how they come at you. When you least expect it. But you knew that. You're no flimflam or run-of-the-mill chump. You're Jake. And stories? Every sucker behind the eight ball's got a soppy one. You think they're on the up and up? No way Buster Brown. Not even when those bums hit the pavement and eyeball their bottom dollar, sucking last breaths with their puss down. Every bird is workin' an angle. My job? Cut through some con's shadow, lift the chenille curtain corner on a little mist, let some truth shine in for the chippies and the chopper squad ~ you know, menfolk who measure themselves by how big their machine guns really are. Yeah. You get my drift. Everyone's a dreamer. And everyone wants to grill their beef. They amble in to me when they don't know the diff and wanta get someplace where they're not. In a jiff. You can see 'em comin' like butter and eggs men. You know the type, the rubes and yokels who flash big wads in nifty nightclubs and wonder what hit 'em on a not so nifty night. Usually it was a 45.

1945. The world's got a whole new spin. Me and Jake, who was Jake -- we used to drink out of the same bottle. You know, we were real close friends, pitching the woo. Well, til the floozy in the glad rags. She was no satin doll though. I'll tell you that. But I don't wanta get into that now. Boy oh boy was I miffed. I did want to tell Jake Devlin to dust off, to git and take his dang gat with him. But there was a flaw to my fine falutin' thinkin' there. There's always trouble when you think a real good idea is the one hot potato that's gonna bounce you from the bumps on the rough stretches of the lonesome highways. The trouble with watching Jake's trench trudge out my door was ~ well, he's still my partner. And his uncle Harvey, he's our landlord. Gee whiz, I like Uncle Harvey. It's his nephew now that's janglin' all my nerves like bangtails at the Belmont at post-time.

(c) 2010 ~ Author Absolutely*Kate
Exclusive AT THE BIJOU premiere

Film-Photo  "The Big Combo", 1955

I've got more to tell you. 
It was real nice meeting you folks. 




You know Beetner and Brazill?

DeeDee and Sam?

Sanderford and Payne?

Michaels and Venutolo?

R E A D   O N
( in the following NOIR presentation ) 

For a rundown on this Absolutely*Kate author/captain/promoter and believer in believers though, you genuinely need to sail over to the Pamila Payne "COMRADES" section of VINTAGE VICE. ~ It exceeds "quite nice". I thank her, wholeheartedly of course.  

~ Absolutely*Kate


Harry said...

Nioe to meet you Nelle, looking forward to the more you have to tell...K*G I don't know how you find the hours in the day but I'm glad you do!

Carrie Clevenger said...

Nice to meetcha Nelly. [wink] Love our Noir-branded folks. The spotlight on Ms PAYNE is well deserved.

Kate Pilarcik ~ absolutely said...


Nice to meetcha too Cowboy Har. Kate speaks highly of you so I'm guessin' you're on the up and up and pretty far from hittin' the skids on skid row. So, I'll tell you more. You just gotta lissen -- You know how to lissen don't you? You just put your ears together -- no, no, that's somethin' else.

And Katie? The findin' hours in the day riddle? Hell Har, from time to time she just uses all the hours in the night too!

Be seein' ya Har'o

Kate Pilarcik ~ absolutely said...


Hey there Car - Kate gave me the low-down scoop on You too. Pick up a beanshooter some time and come spree with me, pull a caper. You're the cool character that could blip off what was comin' at her before the bo could blink.

Right you are on Kate shootin' out some Noir stars here AT THE BIJOU, a real swell joint. The Payne dame? She's aces in a fixed poker hand.


Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! Absolutely* Kate,

"He write like a "slumming" angel"...

This is what author MacDonald's said, about about author [Raymond] Chandler's writing style.

I think that you write like a "slumming" angel" too!

Thank-you, Kate, for the mention...I'am so glad to "emerge" from behind the curtain...(ala Agnes and Vivien (Sp)(Lauren Bacall)in a scene from "The Big Sleep".)

I hope to continue to "emerge" from the shadow(s),from behind the curtain and peek in...At The Bijou.
Absolutely* Kate...I'll let Sam,
know that you mentioned him too!

Once again, Thank-you, and
Take care!
DeeDee ;-D

Unknown said...

Nelle's got major flair... The chickadee can write...

Look forward to more ;)

Anonymous said...

I think Nelle knows how to spin a past, now and future. All the spotlights are placed well. We have so much talent on or off the Bijou stage.