A hard-boiled bus ride through James M. Cain's Los Angeles.
The Birth of Noir: James M. Cain's Southern California NightmareVarious Los Angeles Locations (Los Angeles, CA, United States) Map it $58
In the early 1930s, American journalist James M. Cain abandoned a lucrative post at the "The New Yorker" for LA's literary frontier. It was here where he penned unforgettable works such as "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Mildred Pierce," and "Double Indemnity." Today, 1947Project.com co-founder Kim Cooper and husband Richard Schave take you on a hard-boiled bus ride through Cain's Los Angeles, hitting everywhere from Glendale and Hollywood to Route 66. Referring to Cain's works and interpreting the memories of those who knew him, the tour provides a fascinating glimpse into the reality behind film noir mystique.