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

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Los Angeles in the 1930s returns to print an invaluable document of Depression-era Los Angeles, illuminating a pivotal moment in L.A.'s 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. Many books in one, Los Angeles in the 1930s is bot ...more
ebook, 504 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by University of California Press (first published June 1941)
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Christine Palau
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love LA, live in LA, have lived in LA, want to live in LA, like movies, architecture, American history, just get this book already.
Plus, it's supremely worth it for David Kipen's introduction, which will make you proud of being from LA, if you are, and if you're not, there are WPA guides for 48 states and about 25 other cities. Worst case scenario, it will make you nostalgic for a bygone era.

Pamela
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book.. mostly because it's like a walking tour of my neighborhood.. when DTLA was still my neighborhood.. and David Kipen rocks, so there. (yes, this was a very un-helpful review.. sorry!)
Bryan
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A comprehensive snapshot of Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Essential for anyone interested in the history of the city. Ideal for browsing.
David Khalaf
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Think of it as the original Yelp. You don't want to read the whole be cover to cover, but it's really interesting to flip through to get a snapshot of Los Angeles in 1939. Great for history buffs.
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