The LA Weekly article linked here is essentially Jim Heimann's introduction to his just-released book, DARK CITY, an impressive 480-page visual essay capturing the nooks and crannies (plus the crooks, but no nannies...) of Los Angeles from its "coming of age" in the 20s through to "the end of black and white" in the mid-60s. http://www.laweekly.com/news/taschens-dark-city-real-los-angeles-noir-sheds-light-on-las-gritty-crime-history-8853679
The article cannot really give you a good sense of the visual impact found in DARK CITY's pages. The book also contains a series of tabloid inserts that recreate the vernacular of the local writing around the expanding metropolis--from Hollywood to Central Avenue and beyond.
It's a Taschen book, so it's pricey--but Heimann's a seasoned pro with many book projects under his belt, and this one looks like his magnum opus. The treatment of film noir is pretty standard, but there are some interesting surprises to be found amidst the familiar material.
And if Eddie M. has any qualms about the use of DARK CITY as a title, two points. First, he seems to have "evolved" to NOIR CITY, and you can't hog all the titles all the time. Second, he has probably forgotten that he stole--OK, "appropriated"--the title from Spencer Selby (who probably "borrowed it" from the 1950 Paramount film).