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Hard-boiled Hollywood : crime and punishment in postwar Los Angeles

Author: Jon Lewis
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two spectacular dead bodies - Elizabeth Short, known as the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947, and Marilyn Monroe, found dead in her home in August 1962 - bookend  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lewis, Jon, 1955-
Hard-boiled Hollywood : crime and punishment in postwar Los Angeles.
Oakland, California : University ofCalifornia Press, ©2017
xii, 233 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Lewis
ISBN: 9780520284319 0520284313 9780520959910 0520959914
OCLC Number: 1021396144
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (247 pages) : illustrations, photographies
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Real Estate of Crime: The Black Dahlia Dumped by the Side of the Road 2. Mobsters and Movie Stars: Crime, Punishment, and Hollywood Celebrity 3. Hollywood Confi dential: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles 4. Hollywood's Last Lonely Places: The Sad, Short Stories of Barbara Payton and Marilyn Monroe Notes Index
Responsibility: Jon Lewis.

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"Jon Lewis's range as a film scholar is vast... He leaves us with the conviction that the movie business is even more complicated and dangerous than we ever suspected, but never without great plots." Read more...

 
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