Hollywood bungalows ... crime ... smog ... death. Explore the mean streets that shaped pulp-fiction author Raymond Chandler's writing in a four-hour tour of downtown, Hollywood and surrounding areas. You'll visit the Los Angeles Athletic Club, the Larry Edmunds Bookshop, the Hotel Van Nuys, Paramount Studio's gates and much more, including a Chandler-themed gelato stop at East Hollywood cult favorite Scoops. Throughout the tour, your guide will share facts gleaned from published works, private correspondence, screenplays and film adaptations that reveal Chandler's search for meaning and his anti-hero Philip Marlowe's struggle to not be pigeonholed -- which led them both down the rabbit hole of isolation, depression and drink.
The tour lasts four hours.
No audio- or videotaping without permission.
If you wish to eat at Daily Dose, or order food to go, it is strongly recommended that you arrive at least one hour before the tour departs. You may bring food or (non-alcoholic) beverages. You are encouraged to have a filling breakfast and bring a sack lunch if desired.