Sudden Fear - An Old Flame Shows Up
At a party at Myra's house who should show up but Irene Neves (the sultry shady lady of noir Gloria Grahame), an old flame of Lester's. She is accompanying Myra's attorney's partner Junior Kearney (Mike Connors, in his first movie). Lester, surprised, is not amused but goes through the introduction pleasantries as though it were the first time they had met.
Then ... Lester catches up with her at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor fine arts museum in Lincoln Park (map). This shot also captures the statue of the 11th century Spanish warrior El Cid in the foreground. In 1958 the Palace became best known in the movies as a Vertigo location.
... and Now, trees have grown but nothing else has changed. Interesting that the copper stains on the plinth are virtually identical, having stabilised after the early staining for at least 60 years. The city authorities might take note of this and clean the plinth!
Then ... Inside, Irene (wearing the hat) is listening to an organ recital. (On a trivia note, the organist was playing J S Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring). Lester enters and drags her outside.
Then ... Against one of the exterior pillars and with El Cid in the background, Lester asks Irene to work on Junior Kearney to find out the details of a major transfer of her wealth that he's heard Myra is planning. Irene agrees ... "I'll turn him inside out!"