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Old 01-17-2015, 01:32 AM   #51
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Re: 1940's Los Angeles

LA songs i play alot on my ipod......

i love LA.. randy newman.. could do without the slow beginning. never checked to see if there are multiple versions

a long december ... counting crows.... love love love this song

please come to boston (he's in LA at the end of the song)... not the original singer i have.

drinking in LA Bran Van 3000... briliant song. never sure if the version with the DJ at the start is the actual song. i think it is.

california girls.. katy perry.. used to listen to this alot. not so much anymore.

santa monica... theory of a deadman

probably will download tom petty free fallin' and maybe one of red hot chili peppers cali songs......
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:05 AM   #52
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Under the Bridge great LA song

Obv a lot of Doors stuff too
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:24 PM   #53
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Under the Bridge great LA song

Obv a lot of Doors stuff too
thinking of red hot chili peppers... are these 4 songs?

1) californication

2) under the bridge

3) california... rescue me.....

4) city of angels... or is that not RHCP?

i actually googled and there's a top 10 list of RHCP california songs...

EDIT: ok, city of angels and under the bridge are the same song.....

looked at alot of best of LA lists right now and alot of love for albert hammonds "it never rains in southern california". used to have it on my ipod. one of those songs you love to hear if you haven't heard in a long time but get sick of really fast

hard to believe you can find a top 20 LA song list and not have "i love LA" on it. also, haven't seen counting crows "a long december" on any best lists other than my own

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Old 01-17-2015, 06:28 PM   #54
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I feel like californication is more hateful of la rather than embracing of it

Under the Bridge is keidis' almost love story with LA while he was damn near dead from drugs
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:24 PM   #55
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I feel like californication is more hateful of la rather than embracing of it

Under the Bridge is keidis' almost love story with LA while he was damn near dead from drugs
i don't particularly care for RHCP and often don't really listen to that many lyrics... if i hear lyrics i don't try to decipher them either. like had no idea clarence carter's "strokin" (terrible... but catchy song) was about THAT

trying to think of more LA songs... hollywood nights (seger), sheryl crow, beach boys, tiny dancer (elton john)

party in the usa - miley cyrus (vomit).... although it's on my ipod
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:25 PM   #56
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i go to los angeles once or twice a year (should go more) and i am always so excited when i get there driving. first think i do is head for sunset boulevard (around the 405).

still hoping to get a "brentwood hello" one of these days... http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...ntwood%20hello
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:57 PM   #57
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having listened to a ton of LA songs in the last few days, i would probably nominate "free fallin" by tom petty as best LA song for me.

never heard of reseda sp?.... it's up there near van nuys, encino, sherman oaks etc.... is that called the san fernando valley?
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:09 AM   #58
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Under the Bridge is keidis' almost love story with LA while he was damn near dead from drugs
yep, Keidis harsh effects of drugs, their role in destroying many of Kiedis' past relationships, and impact on his happiness.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:27 PM   #59
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Dragnet 1951 has some episodes on youtube. This show unlike todays trash actually has some story is educational and not based on gore, special effects, and superheroes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTK_YpAUGf0

here is a real tear jerker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BHmsLsYUNA
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:18 PM   #60
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Sunset Boulevard was a great joy to watch.

Also read Reyner Banham's Architecture of Four Ecologies - a must read for anyone interested in LA. Probably my favorite book about Los Angeles.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:59 AM   #61
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Here's a good article about hedonism in early Hollywood:

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/enterta...of-celebrities
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:38 PM   #62
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Re: 1940's Los Angeles

On a more frivolous note, there was something extra sexy about 1940's lingerie.
NSFW(ish) http://www.miodestino.com/c-197-vint...gerie.aspx?p=2

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Old 12-03-2015, 11:36 PM   #63
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just finished reading 3 historical hollywood books:

robert wagner's recent book: "you must remember this".... mentioned it before. nice read about the places and people of golden-age hollywood. very skinny though so get from library or $0.01 plus shipping from A.com

"the man who seduced hollywood" about greg baulzer sp?... pretty good read. main character supposed to be this great guy but i thought he was basically a D-bag... what was interesting was the author separated chapters later in the book into this lawyer's major clients (howard hughes, marion davies.. can't remember the 3rd but was really really big name)... i've mentioned this in other threads, but i could read about howard hughes every single day and not get bored.

"the man who invented rock hudson".... book about big homosexual agent from 1940's and 1950's. alot about the homosexual scene in hollywood... took me awhile to get into this book and then enjoyed it thoroughly. lots of funny depraved stuff in it.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:42 PM   #64
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I got a tv show to recommend: Strange Angel on cbs

I’ve read the book so I know it’s pretty true. A fascinating character and time in LA



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Old 12-23-2018, 09:14 PM   #65
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new Johnny Roselli biography....... "Handsome Johnny"??.... the mob's point man in LA and perhaps to some degree Las Vegas.

i heard an interview on the radio with the author of a new book on the water fight from 1920's (???). basis for China Town. wish i could remember the name of the key valley. i'll google it.

owens valley........ it is
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:02 PM   #66
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Re: 1940's Los Angeles

I'm surprised that this thread has gone over four years and over 60 posts without any mention of the works of Raymond Chandler.

He wrote six novels and over two dozen short stories during the 1940's, featuring arch-typical private eye Philip Marlow. His works include "Farewell my Lovely," "The Lady in the Lake," "The Little Sister," "The Long Goodbye," and the novella "Trouble is my Business."

All of them are all masterful classics of detective fiction written during and about the 40's and set either in LA or in thinly veiled copies of nearby towns such as "Bay City," which is a pastiche of Venice Beach and Santa Monica.

He also worked in Hollywood, where he wrote the film noir classic "Double Indemnity," among others.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:19 PM   #67
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new Johnny Roselli biography....... "Handsome Johnny"??.... the mob's point man in LA and perhaps to some degree Las Vegas.

i heard an interview on the radio with the author of a new book on the water fight from 1920's (???). basis for China Town. wish i could remember the name of the key valley. i'll google it.

owens valley........ it is
Strongly recommend the book "Cadillac Desert" - about the water wars with a long section on the Owens Valley. Quick and funny read.

MM MD
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:57 AM   #68
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Black Dahlia update:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...till-loves-him
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:03 AM   #69
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1940's Los Angeles

I loved Ellroy’s books, particularly LA Confidential. Elroy as a teen robbed houses in my old neighborhood — Hancock Park. His cadence and vocabulary are slightly odd and take some getting used to. But fifty pages in and I was hooked.

Also James Wambaugh’s The New Centurion s and The Onion Field. Wambaugh was an LA policeman for fifteen years.

Trivia: Bugliosi and my father knew one another, and I have autographed copies of a couple of his books.

What about “Ventura Highway” on the music front, or “New Kid In Town”?

I miss LA. I lived there for many years — Venice, marina del Rey, Malibu, West LA, Brentwood, Granada Hills, tujunga, la crescenta, Palms, Hollywood, Hancock Park.

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Old 04-25-2019, 12:32 PM   #70
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I just can't get enough of this particular time period and location. James Ellroy really was the impetus to get me hooked on it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleepy_Lagoon_murder

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoot_Suit_Riots

Anyone else got any interest in this, or got some good links? google project 1947 on the interwebs, that site has awesome stuff all the time
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