The Thin Man series, produced between 1934 and 1947, were six of the most successful films of the classic movie era. This book, written by Charles Tranberg is an affectionate look at all of the players involved in the making of the films.
Powell played Nick Charles and Loy was Nora, his wife. Their witty bantering and playful sexuality drop kicked the stereotypical framing of most married couples of the time.
Tranberg also provides critical and box-office results along with mini-biographies of the supporting players, as well as the directors, producers, and writers. The book also offers behind-the-scenes tidbits and detailed synopsis of each film.
His research of his subjects is impeccable – showing the contributions that each individual made. Tanberg’s writing has a nice flow. He manages to entertain and inform.
Charles Tranberg has written a book that every classic movie aficionado will love. He brings back to life a time that is long gone, but not forgotten.