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Los Angeles in the 1930s : The WPA Guide to the City of Angels, Paperback / softback Book

Los Angeles in the 1930s : The WPA Guide to the City of Angels Paperback / softback


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 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 monochrome photography.

These whose haunting visions suggest the city we know today and illuminate the booms and busts that marked L.A.'s past and continue to shape its future.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 504 pages, 111 b-w photographs, 7 maps
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9780520268838

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