Bay City Blues by Raymond Chandler

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Contents:

1. Cinderella Suicide
2. Murder On The Cuff
3. Gentleman Of The Press
4. Redheaded Woman
5. My Dead Neighbor
6. I Get My Gun Back
7. Big Chin
8. Needle-Pusher
9. A Guy With Guts.

Description

Crook town, run down, shabby town, gambling town. Novelist Raymond Chandler gravitated to sin and debauch, so Santa Monica in the 1930s was a frequent stop for Philip Marlowe. From doctors feelgood to second wives with pasts to crooked cops with a loathing for a mouthy PI, this tour has it all. Chandler’s canonization of sin, wealth and sunshine on L.A.’s Westside fed the abiding myths of the American hard-boiled genre and play into the popular conception of the region.

Focusing on Chandler’s middle period – “Farewell My Lovely,” “Lady in the Lake” and a few short stories upon which these novels are built, “Bay City Blues” among them– this tour will explore Chandler’s take on the Westside, the real life rackets and murders which gave Bay City its wild reputation, and the elements of the old community that have survived layer upon layer of gentrification.

As the bus rolls from point to point, your guides will draw the lines between Chandler’s life and his fiction, offering insight into his nomadic life with wife Cissy, the enigmatic redhead who appears in many forms in his short stories and novels.

Contents:

1. Cinderella Suicide
2. Murder On The Cuff
3. Gentleman Of The Press
4. Redheaded Woman
5. My Dead Neighbor
6. I Get My Gun Back
7. Big Chin
8. Needle-Pusher
9. A Guy With Guts.

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