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L.A. Exposed: Strange Myths and Curious Legends in the City of Angels

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Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book--and Paul Young has done just that.

L.A. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to Southern California's unnatural history, to the city's crime lore, to tales of corruption and conspiracy in the land of sunshine and health; LA Exposed dares to ask the hard questions. Does L.A. really have earthquake weather? Did Alfred Hitchcock ask Grace Kelly to do a strip teast in her front window? Is there treasure buried in the Watts Towers? Are there still opium dens in Chinatown? Was Barbara Streisand ever in a porn film? Young gives readers the lowdown on the city's most enduring myths, exploring their origins, and whether there is an ounce of truth to any of them.

L.A. Exposed, inventive, witty, and addictive, is sure to be a hit in L.A. and beyond.

About the Author

Paul Young is a frequent contributor to L.A. periodicals including Los Angeles, and a former art and culture editor at Buzz. He is the co-author of Buzzwords: L.A. Fresh Speak (with Anna Scotti). He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312206468
Subtitle:
Strange Myths and Curious Legends in the City of Angels
Author:
Young, Paul
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Celebrities
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Hollywood
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
20020503
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 100 bandw photos throughout
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.96x8.00x.78 in. 1.67 lbs.

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