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California Babylon

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
California: the whole world knows it as the mother lode of scandal and celebrity, mayhem and miracles, a place where nearly anything can happen - and does. Giving the lowdown on the most notorious locations across the state, California Babylon redefines tourism for the 21st century by guiding you to the places you actually want to see, whether you'll admit to it or not.

Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 11th 2000 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 2000)
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Jan 16, 2016 Fishface rated it really liked it
A fun read about notable places in California history, arranged so that you can more or less drive through them from south to north. All kinds of celebrity anecdotes in here, not to mention CRIMES, CRIMES, CRIMES. Recommended.
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Apr 13, 2009 Lolly K Dandeneau rated it really liked it
Found California Babylon really interesting and entertaining. Learned some morbid Hollywood facts and rumors. I have never been to California, but one day when I do head that way, i intend on hitting a few of the sites listed.
While this is intended as a travel companion, it is so much more so don't pass it up just because you don't plan on going to Cali. I was saddened, disturbed and giggly reading about some of the famous places, especially about the early Hollywood elite. Absolutely enjoyed t
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Native Californian Kristan Lawson is the author of several successful travel guides, including Weird Europe for St. Martin's Press, and America Off the Wall: The West Coast. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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