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Land of smoke and mirrors : a cultural history of Los Angeles

Author: Vincent Brook
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. ; London : Rutgers University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Brook
ISBN: 9780813554570 0813554578 9780813554563 081355456X
OCLC Number: 781939861
Description: x, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Original si(g)n. The Ramona myth --
Ramona revisited --
Si(g)n city. "City with two heads" --
What price Hollywood? --
L.A. noir. Bright and guilty place --
Neo-noir --
Multicultural L.A. LAtinos --
bLAcks --
LAsians --
LAanglos and LAGBTs --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Vincent Brook.

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