This book focuses on film culture in Los Angeles up to the era of Hollywood, from 1905 to 1915.
Author: Jan Olsson
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Category: Performing Arts
This book focuses on film culture in Los Angeles up to the era of Hollywood, from 1905 to 1915. The study discusses exhibition practices, regulatory efforts and reforms, the critical role women played in all dimensions of film culture and the burgeoning film journalism pivoting around the feature format and serial films.
The first book to provide an in-depth look at religion among the "creative class," Hollywood Faith will fascinate those interested in the modern evangelical movement and anyone who wants to understand how religion adapts to social change.
Author: Gerardo Marti
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
In Christianity, as with most religions, attaining holiness and a higher spirituality while simultaneously pursuing worldly ideals such as fame and fortune is nearly impossible. So how do people pursuing careers in Hollywood's entertainment industry maintain their religious devotion without sacrificing their career goals? For some, the answer lies just two miles south of the historic center of Hollywood, California, at the Oasis Christian Center. In Hollywood Faith, Gerardo Marti shows how a multiracial evangelical congregation of 2,000 people accommodates itself to the entertainment industry and draws in many striving to succeed in this harsh and irreverent business. Oasis strategically sanctifies ambition and negotiates social change by promoting a new religious identity as "champion of life"-an identity that provides people who face difficult career choices and failed opportunities a sense of empowerment and endurance. The first book to provide an in-depth look at religion among the "creative class," Hollywood Faith will fascinate those interested in the modern evangelical movement and anyone who wants to understand how religion adapts to social change.
Five HOLLYWOOD Hollywood evolved from a rural agricultural area in the late
19th century into a small resort town . Good weather and ocean views attracted
people to this area , which is about six miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles
Author: Linda McCann
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
This volume presents a pictorial history of Los Angeles hotels downtown, in Hollywood, and along the Wilshire Boulevard corridor from the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries. By the early 1900s, many hotels, including luxury ones, had been established in downtown Los Angeles to cater to business travelers and tourists. In the late 19th century, after the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad, hotels were built to encourage tourism and sell real estate in the agricultural Hollywood area. And with the growth of the motion picture studios in the early decades of the 20th century, grander hotels were erected to accommodate the new industry. As the city expanded westward, luxury and residential hotels were also placed in the Westlake District and along the fashionable Wilshire Boulevard corridor connecting to Beverly Hills.
The book pays particular attention to early cinema, slapstick comedy, movies about the movies and film noir, which are each explored in new ways, with an emphasis on urban and architectural space and its representation, as well as ...
Author: Mark Shiel
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Performing Arts
Hollywood cinema and Los Angeles cannot be understood apart. Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles traces the interaction of the real city, its movie business, and filmed image, focusing on the crucial period from the construction of the first studios in the 1910s to the decline of the studio system fifty years later. As Los Angeles gradually became one of the ten largest cities in the world, the film industry made key contributions to its rapid growth and frequent crises in economic, social, political and cultural life. Whether filmmakers engaged with the real city on location or recreated it on a studio set, Los Angeles shaped the films that were made there and circulated influentially worldwide. The book pays particular attention to early cinema, slapstick comedy, movies about the movies and film noir, which are each explored in new ways, with an emphasis on urban and architectural space and its representation, as well as filmmaking style and technique. Including many previously unpublished photographs and new historical evidence, Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles gives us a never-before-seen view of the City of Angels.
This publication documents Invader's second largest invasion with 104 Space Invaders, Los Angeles, a city in complete contrast to Paris, the birthplace of the invasion.
Publisher: Franck Slama Editions
Although the game of space invaders has barely evolved, the mythology and concept has spread and mutated, one such mutation being the street-art of Invader, an anonymous artist who has, since 1998, 'invaded' 27 cities worldwide, including Tokyo, Berlin, New York and London.
There are many other stores. The Toy District is located primarily along San
Pedro and Los Angeles streets between 3rd and 6th. Hours for most stores are
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. Parking is available at curbside meters or in paid
Author: Robert White
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Los Angeles and its suburbs have been attracting stars since film was invented, and hundreds have now opted to make their home there. The authors of this guide to the area wrote for film and TV in the Hollywood studios and know the industry intimately. They both grew up in Hollywood and lived there most of their lives. Join them on this tour of the neighbourhoods of the rich and famous and of the ritzy shopping avenues. Sightseeing is also covered, with information about trips to the nearby beach towns, west LA, the foothills and Palm Springs. This vibrant city and its suburbs have been attracting stars since film was invented, and hundreds have opted to make their homes here. The atmosphere is unique, with the pizazz and glitz of the movie crowd mixed with the quiet elegance of recluses who value their privacy. The strips in town are filled with nonstop music and dance action. In some residential areas, houses are set so far off the street you won't hear a sound. The authors wrote for TV and films in the studios and know the industry intimately. They both grew up in Hollywood and lived there most of their lives. Join them as they take you through the neighborhoods of the rich and famous and along the ritzy shopping avenues. Visit the studios or hang out at hip bistros and hope to catch a glimpse of a big-name star. Sightseeing is also covered, with trips to the nearby beach towns, west LA, the foothills and Palm Springs. "The great thing about this book is that it was written by people with an inside view of "The business". Along with the most complete look at Tinsletown they add anecdotes and little known facts that make just reading the book fun. And this book covers more that downtown, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. It travels north to Santa Barbara and south to Long Beach and Catalina. If you're headed for LA this is the book to get. Even as a died-in-the-wool Angeleno, I found this book informative, usefull and fun to read." -- Harry Basch, Amazon reviewer "Here's a 600-page book that's filled to its movie brim, with tons of offbeat things to see and do; bright and breezy in its writing, you'll find facts and other nifty news here about this incredible place called LA and Hollywood that, even if you've lived here all your life (!), you probably never knew existed." -- John Clayton, Travel With a Difference radio show,
On Hollywood builds on this work by adding major new empirical elements.
Author: Allen John Scott
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Why is the U.S. motion picture industry concentrated in Hollywood and why does it remain there in the age of globalization? Allen Scott uses the tools of economic geography to explore these questions and to provide a number of highly original answers. The conceptual roots of his analysis go back to Alfred Marshall's theory of industrial districts and pick up on modern ideas about business clusters as sites of efficient and innovative production. On Hollywood builds on this work by adding major new empirical elements. By examining the history of motion-picture production from the early twentieth century to the present through this analytic lens, Scott is able to show why the industry (which was initially focused on New York) had shifted the majority of its production to Southern California by 1919. He also addresses in detail the bases of Hollywood's long-standing creative energies and competitive advantages. At the same time, the book explores the steady globalization of Hollywood's market reach as well as the cultural and political dilemmas posed by this phenomenon. On Hollywood will appeal not only to general readers with an interest in the motion-picture industry, but also to economic geographers, business professionals, regional development practitioners, and cultural theorists as well.
"This book is a fascinating on-location excursion down the mean streets of a metastasizing metropolis and the shuttered backlots of a sputtering studio system, an anthropological thick description of the gangsters, stars, hustlers, hookers, ...
Author: Jon Lewis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The tragic and mysterious circumstances surrounding the deaths of Elizabeth Short, or the Black Dahlia, and Marilyn Monroe ripped open Hollywood's glitzy fa�ade, exposing the city's ugly underbelly of corruption, crime, and murder. These two spectacular dead bodies, one found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947, the other found dead in her home in August 1962, bookend this new history of Hollywood. Short and Monroe are just two of the many left for dead after the collapse of the studio system, Hollywood's awkward adolescence when the company town's many competing subcultures--celebrities, moguls, mobsters, gossip mongers, industry wannabes, and desperate transients--came into frequent contact and conflict. Hard-Boiled Hollywood focuses on the lives lost at the crossroads between a dreamed-of Los Angeles and the real thing after the Second World War, where reality was anything but glamorous."
A West Coast companion volume to the luxurious presentation Design in the Hamptons, Hollywood Interiors presents twenty recent, glamorous, and well-designed spaces by celebrity interior designers including- Commune, Brad Dunning, Chu ...
Author: Anthony Iannacci
Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
"Most recent books on design in Los Angeles have focused on either the area's strong midcentury architectural traditions or on individual interior designers; until now, no volume has presented a cross-genre survey of the best recent architecture and interiors by many of the area's celebrity designers. A West Coast companion volume to the luxurious presentation Design in the Hamptons, Hollywood Interiors presents twenty recent, glamorous, and well-designed spaces by celebrity interior designers including- Commune, Brad Dunning, Chu Gooding, Clifford Fong, Mark Haddaway, Trip Haenisch, Rose Tarlow, Kelly Wearstler, and Olivia Williams."
For them there is no distinction between Hollywood the place and Hollywood the
industry. And, except for a vague, incorrect, notion that disneyland is part of Los Angeles, for them Hollywood is Los Angeles and Los Angeles is Hollywood.
This book offers a peek into the most beautiful private gardens of Los Angeles, one of the most verdant places on earth.
Author: Erica Lennard
Publisher: Universe Pub
This book offers a peek into the most beautiful private gardens of Los Angeles, one of the most verdant places on earth. Life here is meant to be lived outdoors and extravagantly, and these gardens reflect the town's larger-than-life personalities who take pride in their extraordinary garden sanctuaries. The sunny, warm climate in L.A. allows garden designers to unleash their most creative gardening fantasies, using plants collected from all over the world. The twenty-five gardens in the book illustrate the remarkable range of styles in the area, from Joni Mitchell's whimsical Bel-Air garden retreat to a garden of rare succulent plants at Jack LaLanne's former residence to Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's Southern-style country hideaway. Featuring all-new photographs by Erica Lennard, coauthor of the bestselling book The Art of Doing Nothing, this escape book is sure to appeal to gardeners and star-gazers alike. This book offers a peek into the most beautiful private gardens of Los Angeles, one of the most verdant places on earth. Life here is meant to be lived outdoors and extravagantly, and these gardens reflect the town's larger-than-life personalities who take pride in their extraordinary garden sanctuaries. The sunny, warm climate in L.A. allows garden designers to unleash their most creative gardening fantasies, using plants collected from all over the world. The twenty-five gardens in the book illustrate the remarkable range of styles in the area, from Joni Mitchell's whimsical Bel-Air garden retreat to a garden of rare succulent plants at Jack LaLanne's former residence to Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's Southern-style country hideaway. Featuring all-new photographs by Erica Lennard, coauthor of the bestselling book The Art of Doing Nothing, this escape book is sure to appeal to gardeners and star-gazers alike.
Mixing social history, urban studies, literature, and film, this book offers an account of how a temporary structure has become a permanent icon of American culture.
Author: Leo Braudy
Publisher: Yale University Press
Hollywood's famous sign, constructed of massive white block letters set into a steep hillside, is an emblem of the movie capital it looms over. Mixing social history, urban studies, literature, and film, this book offers an account of how a temporary structure has become a permanent icon of American culture.
Since the area of Los Angeles was first explored in 1769 to the founding of
Hollywood in 1903 and well into the early 20th century, Hollywood was
considered only a suburb of Los Angeles. Hollywood occupies five miles of
foothills along the ...
Author: Marc Wanamaker
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The image of Hollywood often translates as some otherworldly dreamscape filled with fantastic lives and fantasy fulfillment. The real deal was carved from the Southern California desert as an outpost northwest of Los Angeles. The movie industry arrived when tumbleweeds were not simply props and actual horsepower pulled the loads. Everyday workers, civic management, and Main Street conventionalities nurtured Hollywood's growth, as did a balmy climate that facilitated outdoor photography and shooting schedules for filmmakers. Splendid vintage photographs from the renowned collections of the Hollywood Heritage Museum and Bison Archives illustrate Hollywood's businesses, homes, and residents during the silent-film era and immediately after, as the Great Depression led up to World War II. These images celebrate Hollywood before and after its annexation into the city of Los Angeles in 1910 and its subsequent ascension as the world's greatest filmmaking center.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS Boundaries: North: Mulholland Drive (in the west), Griffith
Park (in the east); East: Vermont Avenue; South: Melrose Avenue; West: Crescent
... The Hills feature some of Los Angeles's most sought-after residential areas, ...
Preliminary Report on the Proposed Hollywood Redevelopment Project , Los Angeles : City of Los Angeles , 1985 . Map 2 - 7 . Major Social Issues , Hollywood
1985 : 2 - 32a . Data Highlights . October 1 , 1988 to June 30 , 1989 . Los Angeles ...
Author: Susan M. Ruddick
Publisher: Psychology Press
Young and Homeless in Hollywood examines the social and spacial dynamics that contributed to the construction of a new social imaginary--"homeless youth"--in the United States during a period of accelerated modernization from the mid 1970s to the 1990s. Susan Ruddick draws from a range of theoretical frameworks and empirical treatments that deal with the relationship between placemaking and the politics of social identity.
Hollywood’s Spies tells the remarkable story of the Jewish moguls in Hollywood who paid private investigators to infiltrate Nazi groups operating in Los Angeles, establishing the first anti-Nazi Jewish resistance organization in the ...
Author: Laura B. Rosenzweig
Publisher: NYU Press
Finalist, Celebrate 350 Award in American Jewish Studies Tells the remarkable story of the Jewish moguls in Hollywood who established the first anti-Nazi Jewish resistance organization in the country in the 1930s In April 1939, Warner Brothers studios released the first Hollywood film to confront the Nazi threat in the United States. Confessions of a Nazi Spy, starring Edward G. Robinson, told the story of German agents in New York City working to overthrow the U.S. government. The film alerted Americans to the dangers of Nazism at home and encouraged them to defend against it. Confessions of a Nazi Spy may have been the first cinematic shot fired by Hollywood against Nazis in America, but it by no means marked the political awakening of the film industry’s Jewish executives to the problem. Hollywood’s Spies tells the remarkable story of the Jewish moguls in Hollywood who paid private investigators to infiltrate Nazi groups operating in Los Angeles, establishing the first anti-Nazi Jewish resistance organization in the country—the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee (LAJCC). Drawing on more than 15,000 pages of archival documents, Laura B. Rosenzweig offers a compelling narrative illuminating the role that Jewish Americans played in combating insurgent Nazism in the United States in the 1930s. Forced undercover by the anti-Semitic climate of the decade, the LAJCC partnered with organizations whose Americanism was unimpeachable, such as the American Legion, to channel information regarding seditious Nazi plots to Congress, the Justice Department, the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department. Hollywood’s Spies corrects the decades-long belief that American Jews lacked the political organization and leadership to assert their political interests during this period in our history and reveals that the LAJCC was one of many covert "fact finding" operations funded by Jewish Americans designed to root out Nazism in the United States.
C H A P T E R F I F T E E N “Hollywood Is a State of Mind.” New York Film Culture
and the Lure of Los Angeles from 1930 to the Present Saverio Giovacchini he
progressive lawyer and activist Carey McWilliams famously termed California “an
Author: David Halle
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
This volume presents advanced studies that consider the fundamental difference of urban center versus decentralization that operates in the cities of New York and Los Angeles, while comparing politics and culture in each area.
In addition to the information about the exiles and emigres the book presents driving and walking tours of the historical landmarks, including their homes.
Author: Cornelius Schnauber
Publisher: Ariadne Press (CA)
Hollywood Haven provides a cultural history of the exiled writers, film directors, musicians, actors, and actresses who were drawn to Hollywood seeking employment. This trend actually began in the early decades of the twentieth century when Germans and Austrians were attracted to this film metropolis. However, the author focuses here on the period between 1933, when the National Socialists came to power, and 1952, when Thomas Mann, the most famous of the exiles who lived in Los Angeles, returned to Europe. During this time over 1500 German and Austrian emigres and exiles worked in the Hollywood film studios. In addition to the information about the exiles and emigres the book presents driving and walking tours of the historical landmarks, including their homes.
The main attraction isn't even on Sunset: rather, it's the view from the intersection
with Bronson Avenue, one of the best vantage points from which to see the Hollywood sign (see p21 Profile). South is the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (see
Author: Editors of Time Out
Publisher: Time Out Guides
Time Out Los Angeles is a VIP pass beyond the velvet rope and into the heart of one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. The capital of the West Coast, a sprawling megalopolis that is home to more stars than the night sky, Los Angeles continues to enthrall all those who visit it. Whether visitors are looking for tips on the hottest bets or hot springs, this is the must-have travel guide — it covers the newest clubs, restaurants, and shopping, as well as day-trip suggestions in every direction.