Double Indemnity (45 images)
The Bryson Apartment Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard just north of MacArthur Park, from 1913, is an odd Beaux Arts fantasy. Hugh W. Bryson, the developer, hired architects Frederick Noonan and Charles H. Kyser to design this, and it eventually became almost a character in Raymond Chandler's dark and nasty crime novels. Philip Marlowe looked for bad guys here. Chandler also used The Bryson as a setting when he co-wrote the screenplay for the 1944 film noir classic Double Indemnity, starring Fred...