Detective Cole Phelps will progress through the ranks of the LAPD during the post-war economic boom. In 1947, the glamorous and prestigious glory of Hollywood's golden era is unavoidable, whether it's the enormous mansions, luxury cars, exclusive restaurants, or shops that sell high-end goods. However, all that glitters is not gold:
With power comes ruthlessness, with wealth and privilege come greed, with fame comes desperation - and below that high-gloss sheen lie the darkest of souls.
"A tasteful home and a beautiful car in a spotless L.A. driveway."
"Real estate magnate Leland Monroe looks over his empire-to-be."
"Wining and dining at lunch hotspot, the Mocambo."
"Phelps and Roy Earle pull up to legendary jazz club, The Blue Room."
"D’Assine, fashion for the fortunate."
"Sports cars of the day, designed to imagine a brighter, shinier future..."
"Elsa Lichtman serenades LA’s wealthy at The Blue Room."
"Curtis Benson, the CEO of California Fire & Life, practices his short game."
"A palatial estate in the foothills of Hollywood."
"Mocambo’s bartender awaits another customer."
"Elsa and her band at The Blue Room."
"The Mayor of Los Angeles, Fetcher Bowron."
"Awaiting the band at the 111 Club."L.A. Noire
is due to be released on May 17th, 2011 in North America, and on May 20th in Europe and Australia.