Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Geiger's Rare Books and 1st Editions

Disney's Hollywood Studios is literally peppered with references to the golden age of Hollywood. One notable tribute goes largely unseen--a window advertising Geiger's Rare Books and 1st Editions. The window is located on the second story of a building facade near the Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano.

The window sign pays homage to the classic 1945 movie The Big Sleep, based on the Raymond Chandler novel and starring Humphrey Bogart as private eye Philip Marlowe. In the film, Marlow is hired to investigate a suspected blackmailer named Arthur Gywnn Geiger. Early in the movie, Marlow visits Geiger's place of business, A. G. Geiger's RARE BOOKS and DE LUXE EDITIONS. Geiger's storefront is featured prominently in a scene where Humphrey Bogart dons a pair of dark glasses prior to entering the shop.

3 comments:

Biblioadonis aka George said...

I do need to spend more time looking up!

What an awesome find.

Chip said...

Great detail! Love those obscure hidden references at the Studios

Mike said...

Jeff:

I always enjoy obscure or subtle references and asides like this one. The little details make the parks something special. I appreciate your researching and sharing this snippet.

As always, I enjoy your site.