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416 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 1946
Los Angeles has the largest number, and the best-equipped, dog-and-cat hospitals of any city in America. It boasts dog training schools, dog rcst homes, special dog-food stores, dog equipment shops, dog resorts in the mountains to which pets can be sent for a vacation, and magnificent dog-and-cat cemeteries. The Hollywood Pet Cemetery might well be regarded as a monument to the lack of industry in Los Angeles prior to 1940. In this thirty-acre, elegantly kept cemetery lie the remains of countless dogs, cats, canaries, parrots, horses, and pet turtles. Bill Bounce, the horse, lies buried here in a $2,000 metal casket, side by side with Kabar, a Doberman Pinscher owned by the late Rudolph Valentino; Puzzums, Mack Sennett's talented cat; John Gilbert's Topsy; Miriam Hopkins' Jerry; Corinne Griffith's Bozo; Dolores Del Rio's Da Da; and Dumpsie who once acted with Eddie Cantor."
Los Angeles is the kind of place where perversion is perverted and prostitution prostituted. As Myron Brinig once said, "Los Angeles is a middle-aged obese woman from somewhere in the Middle-West, lying naked in the sun. As she sips from a glass of buttermilk and bites off chunks of a hamburger sandwich, she reads Tagore to the music of Carrie Jacobs-Bond,"