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Los Angeles in the 1930s : the WPA guide to the City of Angels

Author: David Kipen; WPA Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in Southern California.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes a pivotal moment in Los Angeles history, when writers like Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West, and F. Scott Fitzgerald were creating the images and associations--and the mystique--for which the City of Angels is still known. Los Angeles in the 1930s a guide to the contemporary culture, with a brief L.A. history, revisiting the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, the brief California Republic, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Kipen; WPA Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in Southern California.
ISBN: 9780520268838 0520268830
OCLC Number: 668191552
Notes: Previously published: New York : Hastings House, 1941, under the title Los Angeles : a guide to the city and its environs, as part of the American guide series.
With new introduction (p. xix-xxix).
Description: lxviii, 433 pages, [64] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
List of maps --
The WPA Guide to Renaissance Florence, or a writer's paradise / David Kipen --
Preface 1941 --
General information --
Hotel and other accommodations --
Restaurants --
Night clubs --
Recreational facilities --
Calendar of annual events --
pt. I. Los Angeles: a general survey --
The contemporary scene --
Natural setting --
Pueblo to metropolis --
Education --
Religion --
The Movies --
Radio --
The Arts --
The business of pleasure --
pt. II. Los Angeles points of interest --
Downtown Los Angeles --
The industrial section --
The north and east sections --
The northwest section --
The Wilshire and west sections --
The southwest section --
pt. III. Neighboring cities --
Beverly Hills --
Glendale --
The Harbor: San Pedro and Wilmington --
Hollywood --
Long Beach and Signal Hill --
Pasadena --
Santa Monica. pt. IV. The country around Los Angeles --
Tour 1: Los Angeles --
San Marino --
Arcadia --
Monrovia --
Azusa --
Claremont --
Upland --
San Bernardino --
Arrowhead Hot Springs --
Lake Arrowhead --
Big Bear Lake --
Pine Knot Village --
[N. Main St. --
Macy St. --
Mission Rd. --
Huntington Dr. --
US 66 --
State 18] --
Tour 1A: South Pasadena --
Pasadena --
Flintridge --
La Canada --
Mount Wilson Observatory --
[Fair Oaks Ave. --
Atlanta St. --
Arroyo Dr. --
La Canada-Verdugo Rd. --
State 118 --
Foothill Blvd. --
Haskell St. --
Angeles Crest Highway --
State 2 --
Mount Wilson Rd. --
Tour 1B: Azusa --
Angeles National Forest --
Pine Flats --
Crystal Lake --
[State 39 --
Crystal Lake Rd.] --
Tour 2: Los Angeles --
Monterey Park --
Pomona --
Ontario --
Colton --
Redlands --
Beaumont --
Manning --
Palm Springs --
Cathedral City --
Indio --
[N. Main St. --
Aliso St. --
Romona Blvd. --
US 99 --
State 111] --
Tour 3: Los Angeles --
Alhambra --
El Monte --
Puente --
Pomona --
Ontario --
Riverside --
Perris --
Elsinore --
Corona --
Anaheim --
Norwalk --
Downey --
Southgate --
Los Angeles --
[Valley Blvd. --
US 60 --
US 395 --
State 71 --
State 18 --
State 10 --
Alameda St. --
Tour 4: Los Angeles --
Belvedere --
Montebello --
Whittier --
Fullerton --
Anaheim --
Santa Ana --
Tustin --
Irvine --
Capistrano --
Doheny Park --
[US 101] --
Tour 5: Los Angeles --
Culver City --
Venice --
Redondo --
Wilmington --
Long Beach --
Seal Beach --
Huntington Beach --
Newport --
Balboa --
Laguna Beach --
Doheny Park --
[Washington Blvd. --
Venice Speedway --
Vista del Mar --
US 101A] --
Tour 5A: Wilmington --
Santa Catalina Island [by boat] --
Tour 6: Los Angeles --
Hollywood --
Sherman Oaks --
Tarzana --
Girard --
Topanga Canyon --
Topanga Beach --
Castellammare --
Santa Monica --
[US 101 --
Sunset Blvd. --
Cahuenga Ave. --
Ventura Blvd. --
Topanga Canyon Rd. --
US 101A] --
Tour 7: Los Angeles --
Burbank --
San Fernando --
Palmdale --
Big Pines --
San Bernardino --
[US 6 --
State 138 --
Big Pines Rd. --
US 66] --
pt. V. Appendices --
Chronology.
Other Titles: Los Angeles : a guide to the city and its environs.
WPA guide to the City of Angels
American guide series.
Responsibility: Federal Writers Project of the Work Progress Administration ; introduction by David Kipen.

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