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The Iconoclast Next Door

Henry Miller’s books were long banned for being obscene. But to a little girl growing up in the Palisades, he was just a kindly, ping-pong-playing neighbor
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CityDig: Find Your Way Around Raymond Chandler’s Smoggy, Sultry Los Angeles

This 1987 map investigates the settings of some of the best detective novels in literature

Baby Names That Are So L.A.

Need a name that's as meaningful as it is unique? Look to the city for inspiration

Four L.A. Writers Who Deserve a Star on the Walk of Fame

After Raymond Chandler gets his star in 2015, these L.A. writers should keep him company

The Essential Movie Library #87: The Long Goodbye (1973)

Three years later he’ll move to New York, change his name to Travis Bickle, and drive cabs for a living

On The Books: Literary Critic David Kipen on What’s Caught His Eye

These three Chandleresque mysteries honor literary sleuth Philip Marlowe, who’d be 75 this year

The Essential Movie Library #9: Double Indemnity (1944)

Barbara Stanwyck is the golden dominatrix lashing schlub Fred MacMurray—cast over tough guys George Raft and Alan Ladd in a brilliantly counter-intuitive coup—to the service of her homicidal machinations.