The Big Sleep, Chapters
26 & 27
|"I'll meet you in half and hour. Beside Bullock's
Wilshire, the east entrance to the parking lot."
. . .
The violet light at the top of Bullocks green-tinged
tower was far above us, serene and withdrawn from the dark, dripping city.
|Bullock's Wilshire, located at 3050 Wilshire Boulevard,
is a branch of a downtown department store and a Los Angeles landmark.
The art-deco building, which has a massive base with a slender six-story
tower rising above it, was completed in 1929. The top of the tower is sheathed
in copper, which quickly became tarnished green, and once contained a violet
light that could be seen for miles.