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WHAT'S MY LINE?
THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

Maven has come across various floorplans in researching books and the movies made from them.  Sometimes they help and sometimes they are just plain fun to check out!
 
Then there is the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections.  This lists historic homes, other buildings, and various other locations by place (according to state) and by subject. The Snowden House in California is just one of the houses listed at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/habs_haer/

William Desmond Taylor
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A Famed Hollywood Director Who Became Better Known as A Murder Victim

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     This is a map to the Alvarado Court Apartments that figured in William Desmond Taylor's 1922 Murder. . . .  For more, check out HISTORY: Hollywood's Scandals!

Alvarado Court Map

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The Block Showing the Dillard and Drucker
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Houses and the Alley Next to Them
BISHOP MURDER CASE (1928)
 
By S.S. Van Dine
 
     Philo Vance on the trail of a murderer with a Mother Goose fixation!  MGM turned it into a movie in 1930 with Basil Rathbone as a barely interesting Vance, especially when you compare Rathbone's impact later as Sherlock Holmes over at Universal.  Still almost as good a movie as
The Street Where the Detectives Were
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Stationed for the Bishop Murder Case
The Dillard and Drucker Houses in Relation
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to the Nearby Neighborhood Playground
it is a book.
     Plus the maps showing where the
detectives and the nearby playground
are in relation to the Dillard and
Drucker houses.

 
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You also might want to check out ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Scotty's Castle.  Many Charlie Chan fans consider it to be the insiration for the Castle in the Desert (942) and this page has floor plans and photographs!
 
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The Bishop Murder Case (1936)
 
by S.S. Van Dine

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     The Garden Murder Case (1936) is one of the Philo Vance movies made from S. S. Van Dine's books. 
     It stared Edmund Lowe as Vance and Virginia Bruce as his love interest, Zalia Graem . . . not to mention a plethera of character actors, from Grant Mitchell as District Attorney Markham (the perfect foil for Lowe's Vance) to Nat Pendleton as Sergeant Heath.
     Maven has a warm spot for Pendleton's Heath and Etienne Giradot's Dr. Doremus.  Watching these two together is among the best of the Philo Vance movie series.  They are just a part of a great cast of character actors that you can find at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027656/fullcredits#cast.
     Is it as good as other entries in the series?
     Yes and no.
     The production values are superb and it's well-written but . . . William Powell will always be the epitome of Philo Vancedom as far as Maven is concerned but it's worth checking out if you get the chance!
    

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The Maltese Falcon in San Francisco
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Where to Find Who Done What to Whome
Humphrey Bogart and . . . Friend
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From the Story . . . and Movie . . . "The Maltese Falcon"

Want to know where everybody was in the story, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett?!  You can either check the map at left or go get the inside dope written by Bad Girl Herself, Mary Astor, who starred as Brigid at MARY ASTOR.  A great way to get ready before you delve into one of the best mysteries ever written!

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