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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

L.A. Noir-chitecture

I recently contributed a few cover scans to the program/guide for L.A. Noir-chitecture: A hard-boiled tour through the historic city organized by the Los Angeles Conservancy.

It included visits to the Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Terminal (the crime scene in Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity), Parva-Sed-Apta Apartments (the boarding house who's tenants inspired characters in Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust), Villa Primavera (a Spanish revival building featured in Nicolas Ray's In a Lonely Place), the Warner Bothers Studios, and other surviving locations that defined the noir look.

Unfortunately I didn't get the brochure in time to plug the tour (it happened back on November 9th), but apparently it was a great success, so maybe it will be repeated.

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