Raymond Chandler’s The High Window on Second Life

Heyday and Santa Clara University started a partnership close to 10 years ago—California Legacy—to raise public awareness and appreciation for California’s cultural legacy. Heyday’s California Legacy imprint now has over 30 books; our comrades down in Santa Clara, meanwhile, have taken California Legacy to new realms. Not only do they have a radio show on KAZU 90.3 FM, they are on Second Life and are releasing a series of virtual-reality staged reenactments of iconic California stories.

Check out their first episode, which is based on a passage from The High Window by Raymond Chandler. The passage begins, “Bunker Hill is old town, lost town, shabby town, crook town.” Very atmospheric. The word on the street is 4 more episodes will be released this month.

CORRECTION: The next 4 episodes will be released around one per month. We’ve gotten word that the second one will be a Mary Austin piece… Stay tuned!


  1. Bernhard Drax says

    thank you for the good words! since we have about 400 radio segments lying around, there is plenty of work ahead in Second Life, hahaha……by the way: the sets will stay up for a while, it is always nice to meet someone new in-world and discuss literature (or other matters) while fully immersed (engulfed?) in the chapter of a good book…