Author Archives: Michael Popham

The Studied Inscrutability of Gloria Grahame

Early in Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place, there’s a noirish meet-cute in a police station. L.A. screenwriter Dix Steele (Humphrey Bogart) is suspected of murdering a hat-check girl he’d invited to his apartment. Dix’s neighbor Laurel Gray (Gloria Grahame) has been brought in to verify that she saw the girl leave Dix’s place as […]