The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles
Few writers are as inextricably linked with a city as Raymond Chandler and LA. The neon-lit streets, mobbed-up joints and seedy rooming houses portrayed in his fiction were real places, familiar to Angelenos of the time, and in some cases recognizable today. This is a guide to the world of Raymond Chandler and his noble alter-ego, the private detective Philip Marlowe mixing locations from the books, the films and Chandler's personal life. There's the crummy dive where Moose Malloy went looking for Velma; the actual lounge where Marlowe and Terry Lennox ordered gimlets; the top-floor suite where oil executive Chandler got his priceless education in how the corrupt sun-drenched city really operated. This is the Los Angeles that Raymond Chandler carried in his heart. And now, you can too.