We don't know much about map buying in downtown LA. But what we do know is that it requires parting with cash in exchange for a handful of addresses of A-list Hollywood stars, which probably aren't their real addresses anyway.
Thankfully for fans of Raymond Chandler, and anyone not after a restraining order, this is a good deal better than that. Created by writer and historian Kim Cooper with help from London-based design group Herb Lester Associates, this fantastic map plots rare points of interest of Chandler’s work.
The City Of Angels was crucial to the noir which so lit up Chandler’s literary canon, and though many of the addresses in his work were not spelt out by the author, Cooper’s extensive fact-finding has helped uncover previously unknown landmarks in the city, like the bar where Marlowe and Terry Lennox grow close over gimlets in The Long Goodbye, and The Treloar Building from The Lady In The Lake - actually The Oviatt Building.
Costing just £4 and designed like the sort of map you could imagine Chandler furiously scribbling over as he penned his intrigue-laced plots, it's worth buying whatever city you're in.
Click on the image below for a closer inspection, and be sure to snap up a copy over at Herb Lester's website.