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Noir Week

How the LA landscape shaped film noir

Full of movie stars, newly built tract houses, and coveted manufacturing jobs, Los Angeles was a perfect target for the genre’s sneering cynicism.

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Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles

The writer had a dark view of LA but was undoubtedly seduced and enthralled with the City of Angels.

Did a conspiracy really destroy LA’s huge streetcar system?

It’s long been suggested that the city’s old transit network fell victim to a conspiracy by automakers to create more demand for cars.

13 of the best noir films set in Los Angeles

Laced with corruption in the 1940s and ’50s, LA became the birthplace for the literary and cinematic style.

The gorgeous apartments that became the symbol of LA noir

Raymond Chandler cemented the Bryson Apartment Hotel’s legacy.