I'm almost finished. The narrator says at one point that Dinah had her hair "marcelled." I had not seen that term before, but found plenty of illustrations with the help of Google. The look is certainly a trademark of the 1920s:
It's rather surprising that no major film has ever been made of Red Harvest, just a loose adaptation under another title. I can't help, though, but picture the Continental op as Humphrey Bogart and Dinah Brand as Rita Hayworth.
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