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Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles

October 25, 2010

The blog Hidden Los Angeles has a post on Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, along with some great film clips, including the one below, from a documentary on the subject. There isn’t much here that dedicated Chandler fans won’t already know about him, but the old footage and some interesting anecdotes about policing and Los Angeles in the 1930s and 1940s, make this worth watching:

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2010 10:19 pm


    Thanks for the referral to the three-part clips. Though I live in L.A. I somehow missed seeing this PBS documentary. During those years L.A. really did surpass Chicago as being the nation’s, CITY OF ANGLES. (If it hadn’t have been for Chandler’s “fiction” most Angelenos would still be in the dark about it.)

    Best Regards,

    Steve Hodel
    Los Angeles

    • October 25, 2010 11:36 pm

      They are great clips. The blog was pointed out to me by a site visitor, Richard Evans.


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