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

Author: Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Los Angeles in the 1930s' is both a genial guide and a readable history, revisiting the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, the brief California Republic, and finally American sovereignty.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration
ISBN: 9780520948860 0520948866
OCLC Number: 726825300
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 433 pages)
Contents: Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
List of Maps --
The Wpa Guide to Renaissance Florence, or a Writer's Paradise --
Preface 1941 --
General Information --
Hotel and Other Accommodations --
Restaurants --
Night Clubs --
Recreational Facilities --
Calendar of Annual Events --
Part 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 --
Part 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 --
Part III. Neighboring Cities --
Beverly Hills --
Glendale --
The Harbor: San Pedro and Wilmington --
Hollywood --
Long Beach and Signal Hill --
Pasadena --
Santa Monica --
Part IV. The Country Around Los Angeles --
Tour 1 Los Angeles --
Tour 1A South Pasadena --
Tour IB Azusa --
Tour 2 Los Angeles --
Tour 3 Los Angeles --
Tour 4 Los Angeles --
Tour 5 Los Angeles --
Tour 5A Wilmington --
Tour 6 Los Angeles --
Tour 7 Los Angeles --
Part V. Appendices --
Chronology --
Selective Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration.

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A document of Depression-era Los Angeles, that illuminates a pivotal moment in L A's history, when writers like Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West, and F Scott Fitzgerald were creating the images and  Read more...

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