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Los Angeles Visionaries Association pays tribute to the great hardboiled novelist Raymond Chandler on the 125th anniversary of his birth at one of his old stomping grounds.

From the event website:

We'll gather in the club's newly redecorated third floor bar, Invention, where the young oil executive played bridge and avoided returning to the offices of the Dabney Oil Syndicate, which can be viewed through the bar's tall windows. Later, we'll move down the block to the Oviatt Building, the seat of power for Chandler's greatest villain, Derace Kingsley (not-so-loosely based on James Oviatt), in the novel The Lady in the Lake, before returning to the club for a last toast to the departed.
The evening will include readings and discussion of Chandler's work and legacy, plus a no-host bar and bar food available for order.