Making Los Angeles Dark (35 images)

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Raymond Chandler made Los Angeles dark – The Big Sleep (1939) and Farewell, My Lovely (1940) and The Long Goodbye (1953) – with Philip Marlowe, the cynical lone-wolf private detective with his strict personal moral code. Humphrey Bogart played him in the movies, in and out of sinister old Los Angeles apartment buildings – Art Deco and French-Norman and Spanish Revival – where there'd be tense talk with bad guys, and cowards, and some very bad girls. Los Angeles was...
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