Los Angeles Noir: The Wall Street Journal As A Noir Tourist

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Pick your poison, noir tourist, and the City of Angels will intoxicate with its beauty-on-the-edge-of-gloom aura and time-bubble pit stops. Pop by downtown's Millennium Biltmore Hotel (506 S. Grand Ave., millenniumlosangeles.com) and suck in the ghosts of Golden Eras past, specifically the Jazz Age, while tying one on at its sprawling gold-hued bar. Order a Black Dahlia, named after a failed actress whose evisceration became so famous that it nearly drove a young James Ellroy mad.

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