Hollywood Then and Now®

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Pavilion #ad - Putting archive and contemporary photographs of the same landmark side-by-side, the book provides a visual chronicle of a century of HollywoodMoorish and Spanish revival architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright homes still stand alongside modern structures such as Frank Gehry's breathtaking Disney Concert Hall.

Pavilion Books. A fascinating comparison of the orange groves and bean fields of yesterday with the slick urban existence that is Hollywood today, including Graumann's Chinese Theatre and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub. Sites include sunset boulevard, lasky studios, fox studios, hollywoodland, immaculate heart high school, whitley Heights, Gower Street, Chaplin Field, Hollywood and Vine, Hollywood Forever Cemetry, Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood High School, MGM Studios, Chateau Marmont, Griffith Observatory, Paramount, Beachwood Village, RKO Radio Pictures, and the Garden of Allah.

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Lost Los Angeles

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Pavilion #ad - Los angeles is less than 150 years old yet in that short time a great deal has been built and torn down. Abbot kinney’s vision of a Venetian suburb was largely filled in after the banks eroded. There is an extraordinary variety of losses from this unique city: the ambassador hotel, casa don vincente lugo, fort moore hill, jayne mansfield’s pink Palace, Church of the Open Door, Wrigley Field, La Grande Station, Pan Pacific Stadium, Chaplin Airfield, the community in Chavez Ravine, Sears, the Egyptian marquee, Helms and Van de Kamp bakeries, County Records Building, Barker Brothers, The City of Los Angeles train, the MGM backlots, Beverly Hills Speedway, the Temple Block and the Zanja Madre.

. And while most cities suffer the loss of classic old cinemas, Victorian hotels and grand railroad stations, Los Angeles has lost those and much more. It has seen the passing of major industries, film lots, film companies, airfields, hills, piers and a speedway. In los angeles, citrus groves have come and gone, oil derricks have sprung up in their place and been replaced by housing tracts.

Lost Los Angeles #ad - National radio stations chose the area around Sunset & Vine to build grand art deco studios which were soon vacated. The movie industry moved in from New York and Chicago, expanded, contracted and then sold off their lots. Pavilion Books.

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Los Angeles Then and Now®

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Pavilion #ad - In 1769, spanish explorer gaspar de portola dedicated the new town: Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles - Our Lady the Queen  of the Angels. Pavilion Books. With a background in the movie business, Rosemary Lord interlaces the arrival of the movie business and the growth of the city she has lived in for twenty-five years.

Sites include: old plaza church, chinatown, olvera street, schwab’s pharmacy, hollywood sign, egyptian theatre,   mayan theatre, union station, thelma todd’s Café, Ambassador Hotel, Angel’s Flight, Venice  Beach, Sunset and Vine, Bullocks Wilshire, Witch’s House, Brown Derby Restaurant, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles Theatre, Beverly Hills Hotel, Griffith Observatory, Roosevelt Hotel, Santa Monica Pier.

Los Angeles Then and Now® #ad - Since then the city has been a colorful melting pot of cultures. Wagon trains brought pioneers in the mid-nineteenth century, some with the lure of California gold and others to farm in the mild climate they found in territory newly acquired from  Mexico. Using archive photos paired with their modern equivalent, Los Angeles Then and Now charts the development of the city from the days of orange groves and melon patches and isolated Spanish mission buildings, to the staggering metropolis it is today.

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Hollywood's Lost Backlot: 40 Acres of Glamour and Mystery

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Lyons Press #ad - And yet, today, it is completely forgotten. Pretty much anyone alive today, from college professors to longshoremen, have probably heard of Paramount and of MGM, of Warner Bros. Genres and careers wax and wane. Movies and movie moguls and movie makers and movie palaces are acclaimed and patronized and loved and beloved, and then forgotten.

Stars and studios rise and fall. For decades, every conceivable star in Hollywood, from Clark Gable to Warren Beatty, worked and loved and gave indelible performances on the site. Pavilion Books. Hollywood is a transitory place. And yet…and yet one place in southern California, built in the 1920s by allegedly murdered producer Thomas Ince, acquired by Cecil B.

Hollywood's Lost Backlot: 40 Acres of Glamour and Mystery #ad - A place which most have visited, and which has contributed significantly and unexpectedly to the world’s popular culture, at least on screen, and yet which few people today, paradoxically, have ever heard of. And of universal, and of disney and fox and Columbia, but the place where many of these studio’s beloved classics were minted is today as mysterious and unknowable as the sphinx.

Hollywood’s lost backlot: 40 acres of glamour and Mystery will, for the first time ever, unwind the colorful and convoluted threads that make for the tale of one of the most influential and photographed places in the world. This bizarre, magical place was the location for tara in gone with the wind, of lasse, of elliot ness, the home of King Kong and Superman, of Barney Fife, of Rebecca, and at least twice, of Tarzan and Batman, of Citizen Kane, of A Star is Born and Star Trek, of the Green Hornet, of Hogan’s Heroes and Gomer Pyle, of Tarzan, of Jesus Christ.

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Los Angeles. Portrait of a City multilingual Edition

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TASCHEN America Llc S-009048 #ad - Los angeles portrait of a City Portrat Einer Stadt Portrait D une Ville. This book depicts los angeles in all its glory and grit, William Claxton and many other superb photographers, Garry Winogrand, via hundreds of freshly discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, museums, private collectors, culled from major historical archives, and universities.

Ulin. With over 500 images, L. A. From the first known photograph taken in los angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, industrial, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city’s cultural, political, and sociological history. Pavilion Books. The entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, architects, personalities, artists, and its celebrities are showcased along with many other notable residents, and musicians.

The city’s pop cultural movements, surfing, and hot rods are included, its music, health food fads, gangs, as are its notorious crimes and criminals. These are given context and resonance through essays by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David L. Is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to become a vast palm-studded urban metropolis.

Los Angeles. Portrait of a City multilingual Edition #ad - Events that made world news―including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy’s assassination, and the Rodney King riots―reveal a city of many dimensions. It traces the city’s development from the 1880s real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day.

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The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History

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BL Press #ad - The story of hollywood brings new insights to readers with a passion for Hollywood and its place in the history of film, radio, and television. Both the playground of stars and the boulevard of broken dreams, Hollywood transformed American society with its motion pictures that revolutionized the entertainment world.

The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History #ad - Los angeles portrait of a City Portrat Einer Stadt Portrait D une Ville. Bl press. Lavishly illustrated with over 800 vintage images from the author's private collection, the book tells the complete story of Hollywood including its eventual decline and urban renewal. Pavilion Books. The story of hollywood follows Hollywood from its dusty origins to its glorious rise to stardom.

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L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants: Celebrating the Famous Places Where Hollywood Ate, Drank, and Played

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Santa Monica Press #ad - Pavilion Books. From such classics as musso & frank and the brown derby in the 1920s to the see-and-be-seen crowds at Chasen’s, and Ciro’s in the mid-20th century to the dawn of California cuisine at Ma Maison and Spago Sunset in the 1970s and ’80s, Romanoffs, L. A. S legendary restaurants celebrates the famous locations where Hollywood ate, drank, and played.

Author george geary leads you into the glamorous restaurants inhabited by the stars through a lively narrative filled with colorful anecdotes and illustrated with vintage photographs, historic menus, and timeless ephemera. Santa Monica Press. The glamour of the golden age of drive-ins, drugstores, nightclubs, and hotels are also honored.

L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants: Celebrating the Famous Places Where Hollywood Ate, Drank, and Played #ad - Brown’s, cafeteria-style meals at Clifton’s, or a mai tai at Don the Beachcomber?Most of the locations in L. A. S legendary restaurants no longer exist, but thanks to George Geary, the memories are still with us. L. A. S legendary restaurants is an illustrated history of dozens of landmark eateries from throughout the City of Angels.

Over 100 iconic recipes for entrees, desserts, appetizers, and drinks are included. But L.

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Paramount: City of Dreams

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Taylor Trade Publishing #ad - But unlike any community in the real world, this city’s streets and lawns, its bungalows and backlots, will be familiar even to those who have never been there. Santa Monica Press. Los angeles portrait of a City Portrat Einer Stadt Portrait D une Ville. Paramount: city of dreams brings to life the operations of the world’s grandest movie lot as never before by opening its famous gates and revealing – for the first time – the wonderful myriad of soundstages and outdoor sets where, for one hundred years, Paramount has produced the world’s most famous films.

Now, for the first time, these much-filmed, much-haunted acres will be explored and the mysteries and myths peeled away – bringing into focus the greatest of all of Hollywood’s legendary dream factories. Taylor Trade Publishing. Pavilion Books. With hundreds and hundreds of rare and unpublished photographs in color and black & white, readers are launched aboard a fun and entertaining “virtual tour” of Hollywood’s first, most famous and most mysterious motion picture studio.

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Warner Bros.: Hollywood's Ultimate Backlot

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Taylor Trade Publishing #ad - Movie studios are the wondrous, but legends, almost magical locales where not just films, are created. Long home to the world’s biggest stars and most memorable films and television shows, the Warner Bros. Although some movie studios offer tours, few guests from outside the Hollywood community have ever been witness to the artistry, politics, and scandals that routinely go on behind the soundstage walls and away from the carefully orchestrated scenes visible to them from their tram carts.

Warner Bros.: Hollywood's Ultimate Backlot #ad - In this book, studio staff historian and hollywood insider Steven Bingen throws open Hollywood’s iron gates and takes you inside the greatest and yet most mysterious movie studio of them all: Warner Bros. Studio lot functions as a small city and is even more fascinating, glamorous, and outrageous than any of the stars or movies that it has been routinely minting for more than ninety years.

Unfortunately, and always have been, these celebrity playgrounds are, largely hidden from public view. Santa Monica Press. Taylor Trade Publishing. Pavilion Books. Bl press. Los angeles portrait of a City Portrat Einer Stadt Portrait D une Ville. Taylor Trade Publishing.

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111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss Updated and Revised 111 Places in .... That You Must Not Miss

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Emons Publishers #ad - Los angeles portrait of a City Portrat Einer Stadt Portrait D une Ville. Santa Monica Press. Taylor Trade Publishing. Bl press. Prepare to be captivated by the City of Angels. Emons Publishers. Go beyond the glitz and glamour of hollywood to discover the quirky culture of The City of AngelsPart of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide"In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.

Denzel washingtonadventures beckon!for more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as "72 suburbs in search of a city. But beyond the red-carpet reputation and tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural opportunities, iconic architecture, personalities, gorgeous open spaces, moguls, unconventional art, quirky museums, hidden vistas, and obscure stories about the starlets, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground.

111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss Updated and Revised 111 Places in .... That You Must Not Miss #ad - This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only musical road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood has to offer; hug a redwood tree.

. In the middle of a downtown la restaurant; walk through an ancient forest; and hike to the 100-year-old ruins of a castle in the sky. From the san gabriel mountains to the Santa Monica Pier, longtime locals and intrepid visitors alike will fall in love with the real LA.

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San Francisco Then and Now®

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Pavilion #ad - San francisco then and now pairs photographs over a century old with specially commissioned views of the same scenes as they exist today. San francisco is home to some of america’s most intriguing architecture and design, and robert stroud, and the mysterious prison on Alcatraz Island, "Machine Gun" Kelly, including the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, which housed legendary inmates such as gangster Al Capone, the bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, the ornate Chinatown, also known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz.

The book alows you to visit coit tower and lombard street—the "crookedest street in the world"—on Telegraph Hill, hop on one of the famous streetcars and travel through eclectic neighborhoods where Victorian sophistication is juxtaposed with modern elements. Stop by the mission district, which was once home to the Ohlone Indians and Spanish missionaries, and is now full of artists and hipsters.

San Francisco Then and Now® #ad - San francisco has seen the dawn of many countercultural movements. Los angeles portrait of a City Portrat Einer Stadt Portrait D une Ville. San francisco has also seen the birth of social trends that influenced the nation: antiwar protests, the sexual revolution, and the fight for women’s rights. In the 1950s and 1960s, as well as lawrence ferlinghetti, it was home to Beat poets and writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, founder of the landmark City Lights Bookstore.

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