Monday, October 23, 2017

Noirsville Noir Images of the Week

The Bradbury Building an architectural landmark located at 304 South Broadway at West 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles, California. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork. The building was commissioned by Los Angeles gold-mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury and constructed by draftsman George Wyman from the original design by Sumner Hunt. 

The Bradbury Building appeared prominently in the noir films Shockproof (1949), D.O.A. (1950), M (1951) I, The Jury (1953) Indestructible Man (1956), Marlowe (1969), the 1972 made-for-television movie The Night Strangler, Chinatown (1974), and in the 1982 SiFi Noir film Blade Runner.

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