On Alcohol Professor, we’re doing the holidays up Nick and Nora style.
On December 5, 1933, the United States ended Prohibition. A scant six months later, in May of 1934, MGM released The Thin Man, the first in a series of comedic mystery films based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett and starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as a couple of high-living socialites who solve the occasional murder. It’s an exceedingly funny movie, not to mention romantic, sassy and charming. It is also perhaps the drinkingest drinking movie ever made, a fittingly celebratory kick to the corpse of Prohibition.