This clip from the 1974 classic Chinatown features a scene shot in Echo Park Lake. Private investigator J.J. Jake Gites – played by Jake Nicholson – heads to the lake after getting a tip from one of his associates, Duffy. There’s a bit of dialogue, however, regarding Echo Park that’s not correct. What is it? Jake the detective didn’t catch it but maybe you can. First person to answer correctly in the comments* will be treated to a free banh mi sandwich of their choice at Xoia in Echo Park courtesy of The Eastsider.
* And the winner is: Paul Koehorst provided a brief but quick answer: “Wrong address for the lake.” Not only is “Glendale and Douglas” not the correct location for Echo Park Lake but the two streets don’t even cross. Study up for the next Eastsider Quiz.
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