|Raymond Chandler's home at 6520 Drexel Ave, |
photo by your humble blogkeeper, information
... from October 1944 to 1946, when he worked for Paramount studios. 6520 Drexel Avenue is one of many places Raymond Chandler lived in and around Los Angeles. Visit Shamustown
for the complete list.
This is the Malibu Pier, which Chandler turned into the Lido Pier in The Big Sleep
. Remember when Marlowe gets called down to the pier to watch General Sternwood's Packard fished out of Santa Monica Bay with Owen Taylor in it? It happened here.
At right, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, which appears in The Long Goodbye
as the Ritz-Beverly. Dashiell Hammett also lived here from October 1934. Sounds like a pilgrimage site to me.
More to come!
© Peter Rozovsky 2013
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