We now offer two Raymond Chandler tours, which divide neatly at La Cienega Blvd. into East and West Los Angeles. In A Lonely Place, focuses on downtown and Hollywood, settings and scenes from his life and novels to his work in motion pictures which sent him in a tail spin from which he would never recover. The Bay City tour is a look at his middle novels (Farewell My Lovely, Lady In the Lake) and short stories including "Bay City Blues" and how the Westside shaped his both fiction and life. These tours are complementary. Each exists independently, and do not presuppose a knowledge of the other, but taken as a whole they provide a deep and rich portrait of a giant in American Letters and early contributor to the myth which we have all come to know as Los Angeles.

In A Lonely Place: Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles

Chandler’s Bay City