The “Los Angeles History Project” is a four-part documentary series aired by television station KCET in 1988. The third installment, “Trouble in Angel City”, focuses on Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles. Narrated by actor Richard Widmark, the episode “views the city’s ‘mean streets’ of the ’30s and ’40s through the eyes of famed mystery writer Raymond Chandler. The widespread crime and corruption described by Chandler are artfully juxtaposed with the anti-criminal exploits of a real-life private eye named Harry Raymond.“(1)
The half-hour episode is broken into three parts on YouTube.
An old post from the Portland Mercury’s Blogtown that presents evidence that Chandler, if he lived today, could well be one of those people who operates a Facebook or Twitter profile on behalf of his cat.
A two-hour class focusing on three of Chandler’s most famous prose works: The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye and Farewell, My Lovely. Wonder if they still have any seats open… (Nov. 5 & 9, 2012, site has details)
A short Wall Street Journal piece contrasting, mostly, an Agatha Christie essay on detective fiction - wherein she, essentially, compares her style of detective fiction with a bracing go at a crossword puzzle - with Chandler’s “The Simple Art of Murder”.