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Local News: Tabloid Pictures from the Los Angeles Herald Express 1936 to 1961

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"These 92 duotones... Hearken back to the days of whiskey-breathed news hacks and cigar-chamoing shutterbugs leering out from behind weathered Speed Graphics with no. 2 press bulbs and lightsaber flashes.... Good fun at a good price."--Library Journal
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 2nd 1999 by Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)
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Stephanie McGarrah
Jan 30, 2016 Stephanie McGarrah rated it really liked it
When tabloid pictures were gorgeous. Sensational photography from a sensationalist LA Hearst paper. Diane Keaton has put together a nice collection from the local news section featuring everything from found dogs to crime reenactments.
Leonard Pierce
Jun 13, 2008 Leonard Pierce rated it really liked it
Shelves: photography
A swell book of alarming, charming and bizarre photos from true crime and exploitation newspaper tabloids in 1940s and 1950s L.A. And it's by Diane Keaton! Yes, that Diane Keaton! Who knew?
Paula
Jan 10, 2010 Paula rated it liked it
The most intriguing part of this photo collection is seeing how newspapers "doctored up" photos in the 40's and 50's. The sense of drama was unreal.
Marissa
Feb 07, 2010 Marissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, crime
I was surprised at just how compelling the photographs in this book of old Los Angeles tabloid prints actually were. While they don't have the rich composition that you would see in something by Weegee, the images are fascinating in a similar way as a testament to their time, the spirit of journalism during the era, and the characters themselves. Each photo suggests a tantalizing, noir-esque story yet to be told. Many of the images are marked up and altered with editors' pencil, which was distra ...more
Phyllis
Nov 25, 2012 Phyllis rated it really liked it
Shelves: photography
Really strange, lurid collection of photographs from the Los Angeles Herald made even stranger by the fact that it was curated by Diane Keaton. I'm less enthusiastic about the creepy, tastelessly voyeuristic images of people suffering in the aftermath of some crime or other disaster and more into the incredible photos of super hard-boiled women in the courtroom. Lots of amazing faces in this book.
Kipp Poe
Sep 08, 2011 Kipp Poe rated it really liked it
Not much info with pictures but interesting stuff, seeing life unfold from a candid view point. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I guess that makes up for the brief captions. I love to look at old photos and make my own stories out of them.
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Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress. Her first major film role was Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather movies. She starred with director and co-star Woody Allen in "Play It Again, Sam," "Sleeper," "Love and Death," "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan." She has starred in many other films and worked as a director, producer, and screenwriter.

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