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- DescriptionLos 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 kwn. Many books in one, Los Angeles in the 1930s is both a genial guide and an addictively readable history, revisiting the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, the brief California Republic, and finally American sovereignty. It is also a compact coffee table book of dazzling mochrome photography. These whose haunting visions suggest the city we kw today and illuminate the booms and busts that marked L.A.'s past and continue to shape its future.
- Author BiographyThe Federal Writers Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) not only provided jobs and income to writers during the Depression, it created for America an astounding series of detailed and richly evocative guides, recounting the stories and histories of the 48 states (plus Alaska Territory and Puerto Rico) and many of the country's major cities. David Kipen served for five years as Director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he led the Big Read initiative, and for seven years as book editor and book critic of the San Francisco Chronicle. He operates a lending library/used book store in Los Angeles called Libros Schmibros, and he is also the author of The Schreiber Theory: A Radical Rewrite of American Film History and translator of Cervantes' The Dialogue of the Dogs.
- Author(s)Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication18/03/2011
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note111 b/w photographs, 7 maps
- Weight485 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Introduction byDavid Kipen
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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