Photographs of Chicago area scenes from 1948 that inspired The Winkler Case
The Clark Theater on Clark Street in downtown Chicago, where Elliot and Margo went to see the movie Double Indemnity.
White banquette booths at the Pump Room circa 1948
Adler Planetarium as it looked in 1948 when Elliot and Vito went to see the sky show.
On the causeway near Adler Planetarium, an embankment of massive blocks of limestone protect the land from the lake. On rocks like these, Vito carved Elliot's initials.
The bar at the Walnut Room at Marshall Field's
Boxing ring at Chicago Stadium in 1948 where Vito 'Finito' Vellucci fights 'Bobolink'
Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago, in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, showing path to Vision Hill
The viewing end of the Yerkes Observatory telescope.
The Wrigley Building as seen at night from the Chicago River circa 1940's.
The "Wendella Boat Rides" neon sign is at the base of the Wrigley Building. This is where Walt Winkler's fateful boat-ride occurs.
Tony Janiro, one of the top ten middleweight boxers in the 1940s. His likeness was an inspiration for Vito Vellucci's physical characteristics.
Ed Sullivan in the famous "booth one" at the Pump Room
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and friends in "Booth One" at the Pump Room
The Zeiss projector inside the Adler Planetarium circa 1948.
Color photo showing the 'Rainbow Granite' marble used throughout the building
The Walnut Room at Marshall Fields
Fighters in the ring at the Chicago Stadium
Console of the pipe organ at the Chicago Stadium where "Happy Days are Here Again" was played
The ticking grandfather clock in the rotunda at Yerkes Observatory.
Rotunda inside Yerkes Observatory
Portrait of an 18th-century gentleman that was the inspiration for the over-the-fireplace portrait of Walt Winkler that Elliot Blake comments upon when he enters the Winkler living room, with its theatrical spotlights. In the text, the breeches were changed to "cream colored."