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DAYLIGHT NOIR

"These are the right photographs for 'The Great Wrong Place," Los Angeles."

-Ed Ruscha

 

Daylight Noir: Raymond Chandler's Imagined City comprises photographs of all the ominous, forbidding locations in Los Angeles Chandler wrote about in his novels. These places - from Malibu Pier to the Hollywood Sign, from Union Station to the Beverly Hills Hotel, from MGM Studios to Musso & Frank's Grill - form the literary geography of his imagination.

Chandler was drawn to the Edward Hopper-like loneliness of the city: the separate existences that never, finally merge. In these photographs, Catherine Corman has given us, as Jonathan Lethem writes in his preface, a "supremely evocative catalogue of haunted places...these streets and buildings we have erected in order to give order to our solitudes."