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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

by 1234567890num

Part 97: Calling the Boss, Episode 4

Music: Secrets
Don't worry. I'll find your father.

Music: Monochrome
With nothing to do, let's go out.

Music: Straight Chaser

Phone Guess I should give Ed a call...

Rachel? Go home. Seriously.
I was going to, sweetie, but I'm worried about you.
I'm fine. You're the one who has to go home at midnight.
Aren't you sweet! But I'll just make Ed give me a ride. Anyway, he's right here.

Tell me you got good news, Ed. Tell me about Gallery May and Robert Evans.
I shook something loose. Looks like this gallery of yours closed down seven years ago.
Yeah. It was one of the older galleries in Santa Monica. Seems this Evans fellow inherited it from his grandfather. He was twenty-three when he got it, and that was back in 1933.
Sounds like he had some success.
That's what I hear. Art types say Evans had a good eye for rare stuff. Was real good at finding undiscovered works by famous painters.

As a reminder, this is what the newspaper back in Chapter 4 says about Evans.

American foremost modern art collection is coming to the Central Gallery. The collection features works by many bright young painters. The event promises to be fun for the whole family, and a great way to ring in 1980!

Notice how it doesn't actually mention Gallery May. Only Evans Collections.

He make any money?
Plenty. When new art shows up from famous painters, folks pay attention. And then all of a sudden... Nothing. Gallery shuts down seven years ago.
Got no clue. When it closes, Evans does a runner and disappears.

And he's been gone ever since?

Music: Rainy Night
Yeah. Real missing-persons type stuff. Hyde, you said his daughter was in that hotel? Think she's been looking for him this whole time?

I don't know... I don't think so.

I rang up some old friends in LAPD and asked about your case. They say no one in the family ever pressed for a full search.
That's interesting.
I looked into the Evans famliy, by the way. Wife Mary died in a plane crash in 1960. They had one daughter. Name'a Mila. I got a couple calls in to some other folks. I'll ring you if it pans out.

Don't worry. Something pops up, I'll get you on the horn, pronto.

(What the hell happened to him? And I want to know more about Dunning's daughter. All right.)
(I'm getting close. Let me think about this for a bit...)