Video Green – Los Angeles and the Triumph of Nothingness
Los Angeles and the Future of Urban Cultures – A Special Issue of American Quarterly
A collection of previously unpublished photo- graphs of the crazy, sexy celebrities and other cool women of ’70s and ’80s Los Angeles, from Beverly Hills to Venice Beach to the Sunset Strip.Photographer Moshe Brakha’s acidly crisp, other - worldly photographs evoke a certain stylistic sensibility and a knack for innovative and sensual photography that engages the viewer. L.A. Babe collects the photographer’s most compelling subjects from the late ’70s and early ’80s: the various women he encountered all over Los Angeles. The book includes photographs of the punk band the Runaways, Patricia Arquette, Lita Ford, candid photos of LaToya and Janet Jackson, and longtime Los Angeles staple Angelyne, among many others. From Beverly Hills High School cheerleaders to brash bartenders and groupies, L. A. Babe captures the essential Los Angeles at its sunniest, coolest, grittiest glam and punk peak.
From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city's cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history. 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. With over 500 images, L.A. is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to become a vast palm-studded urban metropolis. Events that made world news including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, and the Rodney King riots reveal a city of many dimensions. The entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, and its celebrities are showcased along with many other notable residents, personalities, architects, artists, and musicians. The city's pop cultural movements, its music, surfing, health food fads, gangs, and hot rods are included, as are its notorious crimes and criminals. This book depicts Los Angeles in all its glory and grit, via hundreds of freshly discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton and many other superb photographers, culled from major historical archives, museums, private collectors, and universities. These are given context and resonance through essays by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David Ulin.
In many respects, Los Angeles is America's showcase, almost synonymous with the country's pop culture yet also with high-brow and family appeal as well. This new FODOR'S LOS ANGELES guide keeps pace with this fast-changing city, targeting travelers with all budgets and all kinds of interests, from clubbing to family activities, and our team of Los Angeles--based writers delivers the inside scoop on the revitalized downtown, booming Hollywood, the area's theme parks, the hot dining scene, and the best beaches. NEW THIS EDITION: This updated guide has expanded restaurant and hotel listings for all the neighborhoods that travelers want to be in, the most important new boutiques and nightlife hot spots, and full coverage of all the classic destinations as well. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color magazine-style features on essential Los Angeles sights and cultural experiences include spotlights on the best of TV and film studios, an in-depth look at the the Sunset Strip, and a colorful exploration of what to see and o at the beach, make it easy for any traveler to plan exactly the trip they want. ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Features on Los Angeles's top attractions, top experiences, free things to do, best ways to make like a local, and what to do with kids make it easy to plan a vacation. Best Bets charts for restaurants and hotels; easy-to-read color neighborhood maps; and overviews of LA's top museums and architectural gems make it easy to see all that Los Angeles has to offer. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Los Angeles offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. VALUE ADD PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along Los Angeles map gives travelers additional tools to drive around LA with confidence. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Reinventing Los Angeles – Nature and Community in the Global City
An introduction to the Los Angeles Rams professional football team. Includes information about the teams history, stadium, star players, uniforms and more. Features a true or false quiz, photographs, vintage trading cards reproductions, maps, and records. Includes access to the Team Spirit Overtime website which provides regularly updated information and photographs. Aligns to Common Core State Standards requirements for Reading Informational Text. Table of Contents, glossary, additional resources and index.
Your Guide to the 10 Best of Everything in Los Angeles.Discover the best of everything California's biggest city has to offer with the essential, pocket-sized DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Los Angeles with pull-out map.Top 10 lists showcase the best places to visit in Los Angeles, from glamorous Beverly Hills and Hollywood to Santa Monica Bay. Ten easy-to-follow itineraries explore the city's most interesting areas - from downtown Los Angeles to the Orange County Coast - while reviews of the best hotels, shops and restaurants in Los Angeles will help you plan your perfect trip.
Packed with all the information you need. What to See: Comprehensive coverage of LA's attractions: Universal Studios, the Getty Center, Venice Beach and more. What to Do: From designer shopping on Rodeo Drive to surfing the Pacific: how to make the most of your leisure time. Cultural Tips: Missions and movie stars: giving you a deeper understanding of the city's heritage. Practical Advice: Where to stay, dining out, and how to get around: reliable recommendations and expert travel advice.
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO LOS ANGELES & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is the definitive guide to the region. Whether you're looking for inspiring accommodation or great places to eat, you'll find the solution with hundreds of restaurant, hotel, nightlife and shop reviews. Along with a thorough look at LA's top tourist areas, from Hollywood and Beverly Hills to Santa Monica and Disneyland, the guide explores more obscure but no less deserving sights, like Downtown's arts district and Santa Catalina Island. Additionally, this book covers the broader Southern California region, including San Diego, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information, from city transport and tours to costs and currency, help you get under the skin of the region, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion to this free-spirited American metropolis. Make the most of your trip with THE ROUGH GUIDE TO LOS ANGELES & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides kicks off 2014 by being rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. The capital of the West Coast, a sprawling desert megalopolis that's home to more stars than the sky at night, Los Angeles continues to enthral all those who visit it. Time Out's resident team helps you get the best out of the City of Angels, giving you the inside track on local culture plus hundreds of independent venue reviews. As well as covering visitor essentials, the Time Out Los Angeles city guide explores the best surfing spots and the city's new urbanism, and pinpoints the real-life locations used in dozens of Hollywood movies. *Sightseeing in LA *LA hotels *LA restaurants *LA bars *LA shops *LA maps
Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, each book in DK's Top 10 series uses evocative color photography, excellent cartography, and up-to-date travel content to create a reliable and useful pocket-sized travel guide. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from uncovering a city's most memorable sights to finding the best restaurants and hotels in each neighborhood. And to save you time and money, there's even a Top 10 list of Things to Avoid. Each Top 10 contains a pull-out map and guide that includes fold-out maps of city metro systems, useful phone numbers, and 60 great ideas on how to spend your day.
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Los Angeles will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Los Angeles and its free pull-out map. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Los Angeles - showing you what others only tell you.
The Provisional City – Los Angeles Stories of Architecture & Urbanism
Book DescriptionA crime fiction in which the journey through the evidence is more exciting than the crime itself ... A narrative strategy that reflects Los Angeles ... as open-ended, inconclusive a series of beginnings rather than any definitive end ... by David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Review 1/18/2004 Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-1986 is an interactive narrative that combines a database detective story with a digital city symphony and a metanarrative reflection on storytelling in this digital medium. Set in a three-mile radius near downtown Los Angeles, this DVD-ROM explores Boyle Heights, Bunker Hill, Chavez Ravine, Chinatown, Echo Park, Little Tokyo and other contested locations that helped shape the citys cultural history. These ethnically complex neighborhoods are documented through archival photographs and films and through contemporary images that either reproduce or evoke them. This DVD- ROM is accompanied by a book, which contains a novella by cultural historian Norman M. Klein and essays on the production by Jeffrey Shaw, Marsha Kinder, Rosemary Comella and Andreas Kratky. The interface enables the narrative to be navigated in three ways. Positioned within a small window, author Norman Klein tells the story of Molly, the fictional protagonist of his novella who is based on a real life person and who may have murdered one of her husbands. He invites us to collaborate with him in writing this fictional life. Or we can explore what Molly never noticedthe back-stories of real life people whose mini-memoirs preserve histories that otherwise might have been lost. And finally, the project leads us to reflect on this act of database storytelling and its cultural implications, particularly when set within L.A.s urban dream factory. The contrast between past and present is most dramatic and uncanny in the back stories, where one can slide fluidly between "bleed-throughs"old and new photographs of the same cityscape taken from precisely the same anglewhich enable us to make buildings instantaneously emerge or vanish. Drawing on hundreds of photographs, newspaper clippings and films from the archives of USC, the Los Angeles Public Library and the Automobile Club of Southern California with additional material from personal collections, "Bleeding Through" helps us refigure our vision of Los Angeles, particularly if it has been based primarily on representations from Hollywood mainstream movies. © 2003 Annenberg Center for Communication University of Southern California