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Bought the book from Select this weekend and can't put it down! It's a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That's the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei's latest film is The Blue Mansion - Click for the trailer!

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Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Charles Waterhouse “Chip” Goodyear IV - Redux

Louisana state record for Goodyear Capital Corporation

Louisana state record for Goodyear Capital Corporation

The elusive Charles Waterhouse “Chip” Goodyear IV reappears, but very quietly. We had read on the Internet that he was living in London, and we had heard that he turned down a job with a European company. Then those articles seem to have disappeared – at least we could no longer find them.

Thanks to one of our readers, however, we received some information about Goodyear – information that, on the surface, seemed quite trivial.

That is, until we dug a little deeper, based on information given to us by our informer (his comment is listed on this site).

Well, we checked. The Louisiana Secretary of State site showed that the registered office of Goodyear Capital Corporation is at 201 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 5100, New Orleans, LA 70170. This address is in a fancy office building in downtown New Orleans.

This is a far cry from Goodyear Capital Corporation’s former office which we mentioned in a former post as “as being a tiny run-down house in a very inexpensive neighborhood, in an out-of-the-way New Orleans, Louisiana – an ideal spot for a CIA safe house.”

Our informer added, “GOOGLEMAPS.COM now does not even go to street view for the 1st address registered …. interesting!”

We checked, and found that the former address of Goodyear Capital Corporation, 985 Walker St, New Orleans had been removed from Google’s street view. How often does something like that happen?

Common Street, New Orleans

Common Street, New Orleans

Going one step further, we checked Google street view for Goodyear’s new location on Charles Street.

Charles Street does show on Google street view, but the little Google street-icon guy turned from yellow to gray, when we dragged him to Common Street, the side street to Goodyear’s registered office. The surrounding streets were lined with purple, indicating that Google street view was available on those streets. However, no purple on Common Street.

Again, how often does something like that happen?

A side entrance for CIA employees?

And why was the run down street of Goodyear’s former office removed from Google street view?

Your guess is as good as ours.

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