Friday, January 11, 2013

Chandler’s House Changes Hands

From U-T San Diego (the dumb name by which the former San Diego Union-Tribune is now known):
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.

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.
You can read the whole piece here.

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.)

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Hey, I am going to walk right over there. And thanks for clearing up what that UT means. We haven't been able to make sense of it on the newspaper.