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Bunker Hill Los Angeles

Author : Nathan Marsak
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2020
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781626400672

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Bunker Hill Los Angeles by Nathan Marsak Pdf

In 'Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir', historian Nathan Marsak tells the story of the Hill, from the district's inception in the mid-nineteenth century to its present day. Marsak commemorates the poets and writers, artists and activists, little guys and big guys, and of course, the many architects who built and rebuilt the community on the Hill - time after historic time. Any fan of American architecture will treasure Marsak's analysis of buildings that have crowned the Hill: the exuberance of Victorian shingle and spindlework, from Mission to Modern, from Queen Anne to Frank Gehry, Bunker Hill has been home to it all, the ever-changing built environment.

Bunker Noir!

Author : Nathan Marsak
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2020-11
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 057878193X

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A compendium of historic crimes and strange occurrences in the Bunker Hill area of Los Angeles

Los Angeles's Bunker Hill

Author : Jim Dawson
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 203 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2012-06-22
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781614235781

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Los Angeles's Bunker Hill by Jim Dawson Pdf

An illustrated history of the iconic Hollywood neighborhood featured in numerous film noir classics—and the shadowy story of how it disappeared. When postwar movie directors went looking for a gritty location to shoot their psychological crime thrillers, they found Bunker Hill, a neighborhood of fading Victorians, flophouses, tough bars, stairways, and dark alleys in downtown Los Angeles. Novelist Raymond Chandler had already used its real-life mean streets to lend authenticity to his hardboiled detective stories featuring Philip Marlowe. But the biggest crime of all was going on behind the scenes, run by the city’s power elite. And Hollywood just happened to capture it on film. Using nearly eighty photos, writer Jim Dawson sheds new light on Los Angeles history with this grassroots investigation of a vanished place.

Dreams from Bunker Hill

Author : John Fante
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2010-05-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062013064

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Dreams from Bunker Hill by John Fante Pdf

My first collision with fame was hardly memorable. I was a busboy at Marx's Deli. The year was 1934. The place was Third and Hill, Los Angeles. I was twenty-one years old, living in a world bounded on the west by Bunker Hill, on the east by Los Angeles Street, on the south by Pershing Square, and on the north by Civic Center. I was a busboy nonpareil, with great verve and style for the profession, and though I was dreadfully underpaid (one dollar a day plus meals) I attracted considerable attention as I whirled from table to table, balancing a tray on one hand, and eliciting smiles from my customers. I had something else beside a waiter's skill to offer my patrons, for I was also a writer.

Bunker Hill

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2013-04-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9781101622704

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Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick Pdf

The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective." (Boston Globe) In the opening volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns his keen eye to pre-Revolutionary Boston and the spark that ignited the American Revolution. In the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party and the violence at Lexington and Concord, the conflict escalated and skirmishes gave way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It was the bloodiest conflict of the revolutionary war, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Philbrick gives us a fresh view of the story and its dynamic personalities, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and George Washington. With passion and insight, he reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.

Sound, Space, and the City

Author : Marina Peterson
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Page : 195 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2012-05-22
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780812207705

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Sound, Space, and the City by Marina Peterson Pdf

On summer nights on downtown Los Angeles's Bunker Hill, Grand Performances presents free public concerts for the people of the city. A hip hop orchestra, a mariachi musician, an Afropop singer, and a Chinese modern dance company are just a few examples of the eclectic range of artists employed to reflect the diversity of LA itself. At these concerts, shared experiences of listening and dancing to the music become sites for the recognition of some of the general aspirations for the performances, for Los Angeles, and for contemporary public life. In Sound, Space, and the City, Marina Peterson explores the processes—from urban renewal to the performance of ethnicity and the experiences of audiences—through which civic space is created at downtown performances. Along with archival materials on urban planning and policy, Peterson draws extensively on her own participation with Grand Performances, ranging from working in an information booth answering questions about the artists and the venue, to observing concerts and concert-goers as an audience member, to performing onstage herself as a cellist with the daKAH Hip Hop orchestra. The book offers an exploration of intersecting concerns of urban residents and scholars today that include social relations and diversity, public space and civic life, privatization and suburbanization and economic and cultural globalization. At a moment when cities around the world are undertaking similar efforts to revitalize their centers, Sound, Space, and the City conveys the underlying tensions of such projects and their relevance for understanding urban futures.

Wilde Lake

Author : Laura Lippman
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2016-05-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062083470

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Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman Pdf

An African-American man accused of rape by a humiliated girl. A vengeful father. A courageous attorney. A worshipful daughter. Think you know this story? Think again. Laura Lippman, the “extravagantly gifted” (Chicago Tribune) New York Times bestselling author, delivers “one of her best novels ” (Washington Post)—a modern twist on To Kill a Mockingbird. Scott Turow writes in the New York Times, “Wilde Lake is a real success.” Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected state’s attorney representing suburban Maryland—including the famous planned community of Columbia, created to be a utopia of racial and economic equality. Prosecuting a controversial case involving a disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death, the fiercely ambitious Lu is determined to avoid the traps that have destroyed other competitive, successful women. She’s going to play it smart to win this case—and win big—cementing her political future. But her intensive preparation for trial unexpectedly dredges up painful recollections of another crime—the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man’s life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Justice was done. Or was it? Did the events of 1980 happen as she remembers them? She was only a child then. What details didn’t she know? As she plunges deeper into the past, Lu is forced to face a troubling reality. The legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. But what happens when she realizes that, for the first time, she doesn’t want to know the whole truth?

The History of Forgetting

Author : Norman M. Klein
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 504 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2020-05-05
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781789604139

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The History of Forgetting by Norman M. Klein Pdf

Los Angeles is a city which has long thrived on the continual re-creation of own myth. In this extraordinary and original work, Norman Klein examines the process of memory erasure in LA. Using a provocative mixture of fact and fiction, the book takes us on an 'anti-tour' of downtown LA, examines life for Vietnamese immigrants in the City of Dreams, imagines Walter Benjamin as a Los Angeleno, and finally looks at the way information technology has recreated the city, turning cyberspace into the last suburb. In this new edition, Norman Klein examines new models for erasure in LA. He explores the evolution of the Latino majority, how the Pacific economy is changing the structure of urban life, the impact of collapsing infrastructure in the city, and the restructuring of those very districts that had been 'forgotten'.

Imagining Los Angeles

Author : David Fine
Publisher : University of Nevada Press
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2016-06-01
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780874174601

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Imagining Los Angeles by David Fine Pdf

The literary image of Los Angeles has evolved since the 1880s from promotional literature that hyped the region as a New Eden to contemporary visions of the city as a perplexing, sometimes corrupt, even apocalyptic place that reflects all that is wrong with America. In Imagining Los Angeles, the first literary history of the city in more than fifty years, critic David Fine traces the history and mood of the place through the work of writers as diverse as Helen Hunt Jackson, Mary Austin, Norman Mailer, Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, Carolyn See, and many others. His lively and engaging text focuses on the way these writers saw Los Angeles and used the image of the city as an element in their work, and on how that image has changed as the city itself became ever larger, more complex, and more socially and ethnically diverse. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the literature and changing image of Southern California.

City of Quartz

Author : Mike Davis
Publisher : Random House
Page : 482 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Cities and towns
ISBN : 9780712666237

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City of Quartz by Mike Davis Pdf

Recounts the story of Los Angeles. He tells a tale of greed, manipulation, power and prejudice that has made Los Angeles one of the most cosmopolitan and most class-divided cities in the United States.

City of Quartz

Author : Mike Davis
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 485 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2006-09-17
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781844675685

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City of Quartz by Mike Davis Pdf

This new edition of the visionary social history of Los Angeles is “as central to the L.A. canon as anything that . . . Joan Didion wrote in the seventies” (New Yorker) No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, “Los Angeles brings it all together.” To detractors, L.A. is a sunlit mortuary where “you can rot without feeling it.” To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide- ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for model communities in the desert, where the rich have hired their own police to fend off street gangs, as well as armed Beirut militias. In City of Quartz, Davis reconstructs L.A.’s shadow history and dissects its ethereal economy. He tells us who has the power and how they hold on to it. He gives us a city of Dickensian extremes, Pynchonesque conspiracies, and a desperation straight out of Nathaniel West—a city in which we may glimpse our own future mirrored with terrifying clarity. In this new edition, Davis provides a dazzling update on the city’s current status.

Los Angeles's Angels Flight

Author : Jim Dawson
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : History
ISBN : 0738558125

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Los Angeles's Angels Flight by Jim Dawson Pdf

From 1901 to 1969, Angels Flight was America's most famous incline railway, familiar from its many appearances on postcards and in pulp fiction and film noir. It inspired the titles of five novels, including a 1999 best seller, and three films. Angels Flight's two colorful trolleys glided up and down the side of Bunker Hill in the heart of Los Angeles, carrying 100 million passengers between a downtown business district and a Victorian aerie that gradually deteriorated into a gritty slum. When the city turned Bunker Hill into an acropolis of skyscrapers, Angels Flight was packed up like a boy's electric train set and stored away for nearly 30 years. After a restoration in the mid-1990s that led to a fatal accident, Angels Flight has reopened and is now ready to claim its next chapters in Los Angeles history.

The Historic Core of Los Angeles

Author : Curtis C. Roseman,Ruth Wallach,Dace Taube,Linda McCann
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2004-11-10
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781439614334

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The Historic Core of Los Angeles by Curtis C. Roseman,Ruth Wallach,Dace Taube,Linda McCann Pdf

In the early 20th century, there was no better example of a classic American downtown than Los Angeles. Since World War II, Los Angeles's Historic Core has been "passively preserved," with most of its historic buildings left intact. Recent renovations of the area for residential use and the construction of Disney Hall and the Staples Center are shining a new spotlight on its many pre-1930s Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and Spanish Baroque buildings.

Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case

Author : Rosalind Barden
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2018-10-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1949281035

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Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case by Rosalind Barden Pdf

It's my eleventh birthday, and the day me, Sparky, ended up on the run, wanted for murder. If the dead girl wasn't enough, the dirty newspapers pinned every body in LA on me, and even blamed me for the Great War. I wasn't even born then.

Ask the Dust

Author : John Fante
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2010-05-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062013002

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Ask the Dust by John Fante Pdf

Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel. It is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears . . . and Bandini forever rejects the writer's life he fought so hard to attain.