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The police let Vikar go and drop him off in downtown Los Angeles. That night Vikar sneaks into the Chinese Theater and sleeps on the stage behind the screen:

“All night, images from the movie fly over him, as though he’s lying at the end of a runway, below an endless stream of jetliners landing.”

For 4 months Vikar works as a handyman in the Roosevelt Hotel. On his days off, he walks in a neighborhood where Mae West and Norma Jean Baker (Marilyn Monroe) used to live, near Paramount Studios.

Vikar gets a job at a movie studio building sets. Vikar sees the film The Bicycle Thief (aka Bicycle Thieves).

The police chief mistakenly identifies the characters in Vikar’s tattoo as James Dean and Natalie Wood (in Rebel Without A Cause).

The police questioning continues, and Vikar is shown photos of the Tate murders. Actress Sharon Tate was married to director Roman Polanski.

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Vikar tells the chief he’s come to Hollywood to work in the movies.

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Vikar is questioned and hit on the head by the “good-looking movie-star” police chief. The chief asks why Vikar has come to Hollywood.

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Vikar thinks he was arrested for the food tray incident on page 16. His internal moral dialogue is film related:

“But he decided long ago that if righteousness means no movies, he would rather be damned.”

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After spending the night in a cave, Vikar is arrested. He remembers the name of the Houdini film The Grim Game.