California Babylon

California Babylon

Copyright CALIFORNIA BABYLON: A GUIDE TO SITES OF SCANDAL, MAYHEM, AND CELLULOID IN THE GOLDEN STATE. © 2000 by Kristan Lawson and Anneli Rufus. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner ...

Author: Kristan Lawson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466854147

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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California: the whole world knows it as the mother lode of scandal and celebrity, mayhem and miracles, a place where nearly anything can happen - and does. Giving the lowdown on the most notorious locations across the state, California Babylon redefines tourism for the 21st century by guiding you to the places you actually want to see, whether you'll admit to it or not. Packed with photographs and with easy-to-follow directions to each site, California Babylon unveils the real-life filming locations; scenes of rock-'n'-roll debauchery; homes and hotspots where the stars lived, dined, made love and died - and where they still do today. With this detailed, up-to-date guide, you can revisit some of the most shocking, puzzling, glamorous and tragic moments the world has ever known. Spend the night in the very hotel rooms where Janis Joplin, John Belushi, or Hawaii's King Kamehameha died. See the site where People's Temple leader Jim Jones whipped hundreds of followers into a frenzy. Visit the orphanage where little Norma Jeane Baker dreamed of stardom. Follow in the footsteps of serial killers. Recreate the camera angles for dozens of your favorite films, from Vertigo to Pee Wee's Big Adventure. With California Babylon's help, you can also see: *infamous crime scenes *the homes of screen legends *graves of the rich and famous *assassination sites *abandoned utopias *restaurants and bars frequented by celebrities Forget the endless malls and beaches! Wouldn't you rather see JFK's secret love-nest, the stage where Michael Jackson's hair burst into flames, or the alley that was the epicenter of prostitution in gold-rush era San Francisco? These are the guilty pleasures you'll actually write home about, and they're what make California the wacky, world-famous, and truly unbelievable place it is today.
Categories: Travel

The Friend

The Friend

have been able to raise up the tabernacle of The Drawbacks of California . Babylon is the spiritual fabric of iniquity ; David , which bath fallen down , nor to recover Much has been said and written of the the mystical great city of ...



ISBN: WISC:89073049116

Category: Society of Friends


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Categories: Society of Friends

Hard boiled Heretic

Hard boiled Heretic

... ed. by Ralph Sipper. Santa Barbara, California: Capra Press, 1981. SELECTED SECONDARY SOURCES Babener, Liahna. "California Babylon: The World of 123 Hard-Boiled Heretic- The Lew Archer Novels.

Author: Mary Stanley Weinkauf

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780893702724

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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A study of the character of Lew Archer and the novels that he appears in.
Categories: Fiction

Many Peoples One Land

Many Peoples  One Land

sandal weavers The Farmer and the Poor Cod, 280 As sand dunes The Legend of Sleeping Bear, 540 N San Francisco, California Babylon Boyz, 85 Af The Case of the Lion Dance, 237 As The Cook's Family, 238 As Honor and Duty, ...

Author: Alethea Helbig

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313309670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 431

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Reviews and summarizes fiction, stories from oral tradition, and poetry from the four major ethnic groups in the U.S.--African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon

Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon

California Babylon: A Guide to Sites of Scandal, Mayhem, and Celluloid in the Golden State, St. Martin's Griffin, 2000. Lee, Martin and Bruce Shlain. Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond, ...

Author: David McGowan

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781909394131

Category: Music

Page: 320

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The very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a 1960s hippie utopia. Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Members of bands like the Byrds, the Doors, Buffalo Springfield, the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Turtles, the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, CSN, Three Dog Night and Love, along with such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, James Taylor and Carole King, lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn’t make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day. Far more integrated into the scene than most would like to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson, along with his murderous entourage. Also floating about the periphery were various political operatives, up-and-coming politicians and intelligence personnel – the same sort of people who gave birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon. And all the canyon’s colorful characters – rock stars, hippies, murderers and politicos – happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation.
Categories: Music

Moody s Manual of Investments American and Foreign

Moody s Manual of Investments  American and Foreign

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ISBN: NWU:35556002975324

Category: Investments


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Categories: Investments

Engineering Feats Failures

Engineering  Feats   Failures

... CentralCentralCentralCentralCalifornia,California,California, ChallengerChallengerChallengerChallenger ... 12121212 121212 Babylon,Babylon,Babylon,Babylon, Babylon, Babylon, Babylon, 30–3130–3130–3130–31 30–3130–3130–31 Station ...

Author: Stephanie Paris

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 9781684449286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Engineers have built some incredible things. But with every new feat, there is failure. Readers will learn about engineering feats and failures like the Titanic, the Hindenberg, the Hoover Dam, and more in this engaging nonfiction title. This book features brilliant images, charts, and intriguing facts in conjunction with informational text and mathematic skills to keep readers active and engaged.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

... spent most of questioned him closely and then sent him it in finishing his studies at the Lycée with a letter to his parents inviting them Charlemagne , where he was so fortunate REESE LIBRARY UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA BABYLON FALLEN .



ISBN: UCBK:C022871138

Category: American literature

Page: 790

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Categories: American literature

Close up on Sunset Boulevard

Close up on Sunset Boulevard

California Babylon. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2000. Leider, Emily Wortis.Becoming MaeWest. NewYork: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997. Lennig, Arthur. Stroheim. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000. Lerner, AlanJay.

Author: Sam Staggs

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466830462

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, a classic film noir and also a damning dissection of the Hollywood dream factory, evokes the glamour and ruin of the stars who subsist on that dream. It's also one long in-joke about the movie industry and those who made it great-and who were, in turn, destroyed by it. One of the most critically admired films of the twentieth century, Sunset Boulevard is also famous as silent star Gloria Swanson's comeback picture. Sam Staggs's Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard tells the story of this extravagant work, from the writing, casting and filming to the disastrous previews that made Paramount consider shelving it. It's about the writing team of Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett-sardonically called "the happiest couple in Hollywood"-and their raucous professional relationship. It's about the art direction and the sets, the costumes, the props, the lights and the cameras, and the personalities who used those tools to create a cinematic work of art. Staggs goes behind the scenes to reveal: William Holden, endlessly attacked by his bitter wife and already drinking too much; Nancy Olson, the cheerful ingenue who had never heard of the great Gloria Swanson; the dark genius Erich von Stroheim; the once famous but long-forgotten "Waxworks"; and of course Swanson herself, who-just like Norma Desmond-had once been "the greatest star of them all." But the story of Sunset Boulevard doesn't end with the movie's success and acclaim at its release in 1950. There's much more, and Staggs layers this stylish book with fascinating detail, following the actors and Wilder into their post-Sunset careers and revealing Gloria Swanson's never-ending struggle to free herself from the clutches of Norma Desmond. Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard also chronicles the making of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical production of Sunset Boulevard and the explosive diva controversies that dogged it. The book ends with a shocking example of Hollywood life imitating Hollywood art. By the last page of this rich narrative, readers will conclude: We are those "wonderful people out there in the dark."
Categories: Performing Arts