A La Jolla [California] home once owned by one of the most influential writers of the 20th century has been sold for $6 million, public records show.You can read the whole piece here.
The property, on Camino de la Costa near Avenida Cresta, at one point belonged to noted mystery writer Raymond Chandler, known mainly for creating the iconic private-eye character Philip Marlowe and his role as a Hollywood screenwriter.
He worked on the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” and co-wrote the movie “Double Indemnity.” The Chicago native lived in La Jolla during the latter part of his life, which ended in 1959.
And author Mark Coggins posted a couple of older photographs of that house in his blog several years ago.
(Hat tip to Professor Barnhardt’s Journal.)