Lost Hollywood by David Wallace

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The movie business may have been born on the East Coast, but it created Hollywood in its own image. LOST HOLLYWOOD is a rich trip back into a vanished place and time-25 chapters that use lost structures as a launching point to tell the history of the movie business in the last century. Many of the subjects Wallace covers will be unfamiliar to even the most knowledgeable film buffs: from Marian Davies' extraordinary playpen Ocean House, known as"Xanadu by the Sea" to the development of Whitley Heights and its now-iconic Mediterranean architecture. Other chapters include new and fascinating details on classic Hollywood institutions, like the Hollywood Canteen, the Garden of Allah, the Brown Derby, the Copacabana and the legendary Pickfair.

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David Wallace is a journalist who has covered celebrities and the movie industry for over twenty years. This is his first book. he lives in Los Angeles.
Published April 7, 2001 by L.A. Weekly Books. 256 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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Known for his celebrity interviews, Wallace covers such Hollywood scandals as the Thomas Ince murder and Peg Entwistle's suicidal leap from the H in the above-mentioned sign, while also dishing dirt on lesser-known figures, such as Pentecostal evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who founded one of...

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