Lost Los Angeles

Lost Los Angeles Astonishing images of vanished Los Angeles from the landmark Ambassador Hotel to the original life sustaining Zanja MadreLos Angeles is less than years old yet in that short time a great deal ha

  • Title: Lost Los Angeles
  • Author: Dennis Evanovsky Eric J. Kos
  • ISBN: 9781909815599
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Astonishing images of vanished Los Angeles, from the landmark Ambassador Hotel to the original life sustaining Zanja MadreLos Angeles is less than 150 years old, yet in that short time a great deal has been built and torn down Like most cities it has suffered the loss of classic old cinemas, Victorian hotels, and grand railroad stations, but L.A has also seen the passingAstonishing images of vanished Los Angeles, from the landmark Ambassador Hotel to the original life sustaining Zanja MadreLos Angeles is less than 150 years old, yet in that short time a great deal has been built and torn down Like most cities it has suffered the loss of classic old cinemas, Victorian hotels, and grand railroad stations, but L.A has also seen the passing of major industries, film companies, film lots, hills, airfields, piers, and a speedway Citrus groves have come and gone, oil derricks have sprung up in their place and been replaced by housing tracts The movie industry moved in from New York and Chicago, expanded, contracted, and then sold off their lots National radio stations built, then soon vacated, grand art decos studios around Sunset Vine Abbot Kinney s vision of a Venetian suburb was largely filled in after the banks eroded This book displays an extraordinary variety of lost glories from this unique city Barker Brothers, Beverly Hills Speedway, Bradbury Residence, Casa Don Vincente Lugo, Chaplin Airfield, the community in Chavez Ravine, Church of the Open Door, The City of Los Angeles train, County Records Building, Court Flight, the Egyptian marquee, Eternity Street, Fort Moore Hill, Grand Central Air Terminal, Helms and Van de Kamp bakeries, La Grande Station, the MGM backlots, Mount Lowe Railway, Pan Pacific Stadium, Jayne Mansfield s Pink Palace, Richfield Oil Building, Sears, the Temple Block, Theme Building at LAX, and Wrigley Field.

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    1. Instead of skyscrapers, Victorian mansions once crowned the top of Bunker Hill. Los Angeles is a city full of ghosts and many of them have been beautifully preserved in Lost Los Angeles. The photographs are large, stunningly clear and haunting at times. It is the closest thing to time travel and a must-read for anyone interested in Los Angeles history.

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