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Picturing Los Angeles illustrates the creation, evolution, and ever-changing face of Los Angeles. Through stunning photography, the city's intriguing, important, and unexpectedly influential past is revealed. These images function like frames from a movie, offering glimpses of an ever-evolving metropolis. Drawing upon more than two hundred years of images and human experience, the authors have gathered a telling array of newspaper photos, historical snapshots of the movie industry, and photos that offer a glimpse into the sports, politics, industry, social change, crime, disasters, arts, and everyday life of each decade.

Chapters are organized by decade:

Introduction: The First 130 Years

Strangers in Paradise: 1900-1910

Dynamite, Waterworks, and Picture Shows: 1910-1920

The Great American Boomtown: 1920-1930

Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?: 1930-1940

From Battlefields to Barbeques: 1940-1950

Sprawling toward Tomorrow: 1950-1960

Homesteading on the New Frontier: 1960-1970

Whose Future Is It?: 1970-1980

The World Comes to Stay: 1980-1990

Remembering the Future: 1990 and Beyond

Synopsis:

Drawing upon more than two hundred years of images and human experience in Los Angeles, Jon and Nancy Wilkman have gathered a telling array of newspaper photos, historical snapshots of the movie industry, and photos that offer a glimpse into the sports, politics, industry, social change, crime, disasters, arts, and everyday life of each decade in Los Angeles.

Synopsis:

To fully appreciate America you need to explore the enormity and ambiguities of Los Angeles. Even if you think you know the City of Angels, it's time to look again, and celebrate 225 years of the city's exuberant, turbulent history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586857332
Author:
Wilkman, Jon
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Author:
Wilkman, Nancy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) History.
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
10.24x8.86x1.37 in. 3.77 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9781586857332 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Drawing upon more than two hundred years of images and human experience in Los Angeles, Jon and Nancy Wilkman have gathered a telling array of newspaper photos, historical snapshots of the movie industry, and photos that offer a glimpse into the sports, politics, industry, social change, crime, disasters, arts, and everyday life of each decade in Los Angeles.
"Synopsis" by , To fully appreciate America you need to explore the enormity and ambiguities of Los Angeles. Even if you think you know the City of Angels, it's time to look again, and celebrate 225 years of the city's exuberant, turbulent history.
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