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Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018

Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018 By David Kipen Dear Los Angeles The City in Diaries and Letters to A rich mosaic of diary entries and letters from Marilyn Monroe Cesar Chavez Susan Sontag Albert Einstein and many this is the story of Los Angeles as told by locals transplants and some just p

  • Title: Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018
  • Author: David Kipen
  • ISBN: 0812993985
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018 By David Kipen A rich mosaic of diary entries and letters from Marilyn Monroe, Cesar Chavez, Susan Sontag, Albert Einstein, and many , this is the story of Los Angeles as told by locals, transplants, and some just passing through.The City of Angels has played a distinct role in the hearts, minds, and imaginations of millions of people, who see it as the ultimate symbol of the America A rich mosaic of diary entries and letters from Marilyn Monroe, Cesar Chavez, Susan Sontag, Albert Einstein, and many , this is the story of Los Angeles as told by locals, transplants, and some just passing through.The City of Angels has played a distinct role in the hearts, minds, and imaginations of millions of people, who see it as the ultimate symbol of the American Dream David Kipen, a cultural historian and avid scholar of Los Angeles, has scoured libraries, archives, and private estates to assemble a kaleidoscopic view of a truly unique city.From the Spanish missionary expeditions in the early 1500s to the Golden Age of Hollywood to the strange new world of social media, this collection is a slice of life in L.A through the years The pieces are arranged by date January 1st to December 31st featuring selections from different decades and centuries What emerges is a vivid tapestry of insights, personal discoveries, and wry observations that together distill the essence of the city.As sprawling and magical as the city itself, Dear Los Angeles is a fascinating, must have collection for everyone in, from, or touched by Southern California.With excerpts from the writing of Ray Bradbury Edgar Rice Burroughs Octavia E Butler Italo Calvino Winston Churchill No l Coward Simone De Beauvoir James Dean T S Eliot William Faulkner Lawrence Ferlinghetti Richard Feynman F Scott Fitzgerald Allen Ginsberg Dash
    Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018 By David Kipen

    Dear Los Angeles The City in Diaries and Letters, to As sprawling and magical as the city itself, Dear Los Angeles is a fascinating, must have collection for everyone in, from, or touched by Southern California. Dear Los Angeles The City in Diaries and Letters, to Dear Los Angeles is a unique look at the city throughout its existence, from the days before California became a state to present day Each letter and journal entry belonging to a person who has a unique point of view of their daily lives in the City of Angels. Dear Los Angeles PenguinRandomHouse About Dear Los Angeles A rich mosaic of diary entries and letters from Marilyn Monroe, Cesar Chavez, Susan Sontag, Albert Einstein, and many , this is the story of Los Angeles as told by locals, transplants, and some just passing through Los Angeles is refracted in all its irreducible, unexplainable glory Los Angeles Times Dear Los Angeles NPR Jan , Dear Los Angeles Collects Nearly Centuries Of Opinions About The City February , A new book features snippets of diary entries and Dear Los Angeles The City in Diaries and Dec , As sprawling and magical as the city itself, Dear Los Angeles is a fascinating, must have collection for everyone in, from, or touched by Southern California. Dear Los Angeles Your Parking Holiday Is Coming To An End Sep , Dear Los Angeles Your Parking Holiday Is Coming To An End Updated September , PM Published September , PM.

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    1. Scott S. on said:

      Looks like another perfect day I love L.A We love it singer songwriter Randy NewmanRipen assembles various journal, diary, or blog entries from actors Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Charlton Heston , authors of all types novelists, screenwriters and journalists , early settlers and military personnel, politicians like adopted son Ronald Reagan and assorted other denizens of the City of Angels Some were funny actor Canadian transplant Ryan Reynolds on gluten , some were down Looks like [...]

    2. Sherwood Smith on said:

      This book could have been written for me.I collect letters and diaries, as I find firsthand glimpses of the past so much interesting than fiction written through a modern lens, or historical treatises that go on about politics without focusing on the individuals Though I must say, historical writing by today s scholars is veering away from white male gaze on politics and toward the actual people involved, including women But anyway From time to time over the years, when I m either This book coul [...]

    3. Beth Cato on said:

      I received an early version of the book via NetGalley.Kipen approached the history and development of Los Angeles in an intriguing, unique way day by day The book is essentially arranged like a daily devotional, with each day containing diary entries written about or in Los Angeles anywhere from 1542 and 2018 At first, I found this non chronological approach to a big jolt The entries, most of them a few sentences or a paragraph or two, can jump from 19th century soldiers describing their rid I r [...]

    4. Boz on said:

      When celebrated food critic Jonathan Gold passed away recently, one of his most popular quotes was circulated around the internet If you live in Los Angeles, you are used to having your city explained to you by people who come in for a couple weeksThe thing that people find hard to understand is the magnitude of what s here The huge numbers of multiple cultures that live in the city that come together in this beautiful and haphazard fashion And the fault lines between them are sometimes w When c [...]

    5. Bonnye Reed on said:

      GNab I found the construction of this collection of diary and letter offerings and fantasies intriguing Rather than set out, as tradition would dictate, in year sequence, David Kipen has organized his groupings of quotations by many well knowns that define Los Angeles and southern California so well in calendar month and day order A little confusing at first, but this quickly became the only way to look at this collection I found this a wry and fascinating definition of L.A one I am pleased GNab [...]

    6. Adam on said:

      I m not sure how much you ll learn about the actual city of Los Angeles by reading this book, but you WILL learn a fair bit about the editor s idea of Los Angeles This is the untold story of an eclectic tapestry of just kidding, it s primarily a nother story of famous or semi famous white writers and artistic types in largely yesteryear Hollywood Faulkner and Fitzgerald thought WHAT about the studios Someone was at a party with Joan Didion Theodore Dreiser liked sex I really thought I m not sure [...]

    7. Laurie on said:

      This book has an unusual layout there is an entry for every day of the year, but the year the entry is from varies from 1542 through 2018 The entries are chosen from letters and diaries Each one is a statement about life in Los Angeles at the time Some are from Catholic brethren who are bringing religion to the west Some are from politicians Some are from famous writers drawn to LA to write scripts for Hollywood The samples may be from Gold Rush days, the Golden Age of Hollywood, the De This boo [...]

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