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Location Sleuth -- Update

December 18, 2009 |  8:00 am

The opening of “The High Sign.”

image Peter Mullan writes in, citing the research of John Bengtson, who suggests that the carousel used in “The High Sign” was at the Pike, a huge amusement park in Long Beach. I’m not sure that’s correct. The merry-go-round at the Pike was destroyed in a July 14, 1943, fire. Although I haven’t been able to find a photo of that carousel, the story about the fire reported that in addition to horses, the merry-go-round had half a dozen camels and a pair of swans, none of which are visible in the segment from “The High Sign.”