Episode #12: The Maltese Falcon & A Landmark In Chains

Join us as we talk, yet again, with Julie Rivett, Dashiell Hammett’s granddaughter, about the Flintcraft Parable in the “Maltese Falcon,” a piercing mediation on the sublime and the banal which co-exist at the core of human nature.

We’ll also visit with Kevin Bash, architectural historian and council member for the City of Norco, about the rise, fall and strange fate of the astonishing Norconian Supreme Resort, Southern California’s forgotten jewel of the Jazz Age.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

LAVA Literary Salon— A Dashiell Hammett Evening, April 27th

Upcoming April Crime Lab Seminar

April 14th Architecture Tour of Neff Estate in La Mirada

Links about the Norconian Resort Supreme (then and now video part one), Wikipediapage, preservation group website).

Kevin Bash’s IMDB page.

Southern California Edison photographic collection online at The Huntington’s website.

Favorite Southern California Edison photoson the Esotouric Tumblr blog.

Hotel Clark to open in June?

Mount Sinai Temple returns to Welsh Congregational (sort of).

Sticky Rice opens at Grand Central Market.