Author: George Geary
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Release Date: 2016-09-19
L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants is an illustrated history of dozens of landmark eateries from throughout the City of Angels. From such classics as Musso & Frank and The Brown Derby in the 1920s to the see-and-be-seen crowds at Chasen’s, Romanoffs, and Ciro’s in the mid-20th century to the dawn of California cuisine at Ma Maison and Spago Sunset in the 1970s and ’80s, L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants celebrates the famous locations where Hollywood ate, drank, and played. Author George Geary leads you into the glamorous restaurants inhabited by the stars through a lively narrative filled with colorful anecdotes and illustrated with vintage photographs, historic menus, and timeless ephemera. Over 100 iconic recipes for entrees, appetizers, desserts, and drinks are included. But L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants contains much more than the fancy, high-priced restaurants favored by the Hollywood cognoscenti. The glamour of the golden age of drive-ins, drugstores, nightclubs, and hotels are also honored. What book on L.A. restaurants would be complete without tales of ice cream sundaes at C.C. Brown’s, cafeteria-style meals at Clifton’s, or a mai tai at Don the Beachcomber? Most of the locations in L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants no longer exist, but thanks to George Geary, the memories are still with us.
Author: Margaret Tante Burk
Publisher: Seven Locks Press
Release Date: 1980
For seven decades the history of Hollywood and Los Angeles was centered on the Ambassador Hotel and Cocoanut Grove. Margaret Burk captured the stories and characters in her best-selling book, which became a Hollywood classic. Some of her stories are about the early Academy Awards where Oscar got its name, the Golden Globes, the glamorous award and fashion shows, film premieres and sporting events that took place there.
The ultimate insider's guide to Los Angeles Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides 'In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.' - Denzel Washington For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as '72 suburbs in search of a city.' But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural experiences, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only 'musical' road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood Boulevard has to offer. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Angelenos and vistors will fall in love with the real Los Angeles. Adventures beckon. Surprises await. Just imagine how much more scintillating your dinner-party storytelling will be... »In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.« - Denzel Washington Seit mehr als einem Jahrhundert strömen Menschen auf der Suche nach Sonne und Prominenz in die riesige Metropole am Pazifik. Doch findet sich hinter dem ganzen Glamour ein unerwartetes Wunderland, in dem es von beeindruckender Architektur, hinreißenden Parks, schrulligen Museen, versteckten Aussichtspunkten, unkonventioneller Kunst und unbekannten Geschichten über Starlets, Filmmogule und Playboys nur so wimmelt. Laurel Moglen has worked for NPR stations in Los Angeles and created podcasts for organizations and companies including Travelocity covering what to do, see, and eat in cities around the US. Understanding the nuances of what gives a place its identity is her passion, and nowhere is it more fascinating, complicated, and mercurial than in Los Angeles, her home for 20 years. Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt. Julia Posey ist in Los Angeles geboren. Sie arbeitete in der Musikbranche, beim Radio und in ihrer Jugend sogar bei der Müllentsorgung. Heute ist sie Autorin, Künstlerin und Designerin. Sie lebt mit ihrem Ehemann, den Söhnen, einem Hund und einer Katze auf einem der letzten verbleibenden Olivenhaine der Firma Lindsay im Highland Park. Lyudmila Zotova's photographs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, and Eater, and she is the photographer of the book 111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss (Emons Publisher, 2015). Zotova is an alumnus of The Art Institute of California-Orange County and resides in San Diego, California. Lyudmila Zotovas Fotografien wurden im »Wall Street Journal«, in den »Yahoo News« und »Eater« gezeigt, und sie ist Fotografin für das Buch »111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss« gewesen, das 2015 im Emons Verlag erschienen ist. Zotova ist Schülerin am »The Art Institute of California-Orange County« und wohnt in San Diego.
Author: Rosemary Lord
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
Release Date: 2013-07-01
A fascinating comparison of the orange groves and bean fields of yesterday with the slick urban existence that is Hollywood today. Moorish and Spanish revival architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright homes still stand alongside modern structures such as Frank Gehry's breathtaking Disney Concert Hall. This book features early photographs matched with specially commissioned contemporary images of the same locations, including Graumann's Chinese Theatre and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, and show what has changed and what has remained after 100 years of Hollywood. Sites include Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood and Vine, Immaculate Heart High School, Beachwood Village, Hollywoodland, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood High School, Gower Street, Lasky Studios, Fox Studios, Chaplin Field, MGM Studios, RKO Radio Pictures, Paramount, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Chateau Marmont, Whitley Heights, Roosevelt Hotel, and the Garden of Allah.--Amazon.
Author: Robert H. Cobb
Publisher: Original Hollywood Brown Derby, Limited
Release Date: 2014-11-15
One of the greatest cookbook values in many years. Now revised with additional photographs and a larger page size. THE BROWN DERBY COOKBOOK contains more than 650 choice recipes from the famous Brown Derby Restaurants. Each of these fine recipes were tested and edited by Marjorie Child Husted, the noted expert in advertising, public services and home service for General Mills, who headed their Betty Crocker staff for many years. It is a practical book -- designed to be used. Here you will find select recipes - for most of which the ingredients are readily available, in quantities for home use and parties. In addition, the book contains the history of The Brown Derbys, a glossary of terms used, specialties of the house, a section on how to read a menu and a complete index. Throughout the book are the famous names everyone associates with these famous restaurants and the technical information is laced with warm human touches, witty anecdotes, and telling photographs. These recipes are truly the creme de la creme, for they have been winnowed from the thousands accumulated by the staff of the various Brown Derby Restaurants. This NEW 4th Edition should add variety and spice to the menus of homes all over the world.
Author: Andra D. Clarke
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2015-11-30
Many entertainers launched their careers at Ciro’s Nightclub, often referred as “The Nightclub of the Stars.” Ciro’s was patronized by both famous and non-famous guests who enjoyed dancing, dining, and comedy routines featuring top-name entertainers such as Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Sophie Tucker, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Liberace, Nat King Cole, Joe E. Lewis, and Sammy Davis Jr.—just to name a few. The nightclub’s house band was led by Dick Stabile, although bandleader Xavier Cugat, best known for popularizing the rumba in the United States, was a regular headliner at the club. The elite Hollywood regulars at Ciro’s included some of the most popular names in entertainment at the time, such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and many more.
Author: John Eng
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
Release Date: 2011
Affordable housing for the masses has been an age-old problem that some of the best minds in the world have tried to solve. Never was it more critical than after World War II, when many cities and economies were wiped clean and the world–quite literally–needed to be rebuilt. It was during this time that modern ideas led the way to the future. Modern Tract Homes of Los Angeles touches on the history of modern architecture and explores five housing tracts built between 1948 and 1964. Through these unique tracts, we gain an understanding of what the postwar climate was like and learn why modern houses still remain relevant today as new homeowners are drawn to their aesthetic and original homeowners continue to enjoy them more than half a century later. This engaging guide features 100+ images of interiors, exteriors, and decor and more than 40 archival images and floor plans.
Author: Peter Moruzzi
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2017-08-01
A fascinating tour of Los Angeles told through vintage images. The City of Angels’ story is told through a fun and colorful collection of old photos, picture postcards, brochures, ads, and other vintage ephemera, accompanied by author Peter Moruzzi’s candid and insightful commentary. Featured are rare glimpses of the city’s early years as a dusty pueblo; Chinatown’s evolution; the miraculous orange empire; backyard oil wells; Venice of America; the roaring 1920s and corrupt 1930s; colorful evangelists; glamorous Wilshire Boulevard; fabulous nightclubs; movie studios and lavish stars’ estates; and theme parks such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Marineland of the Pacific. Witness the birth of midcentury modernism, futuristic Googie coffee shops, and space-age LAX. Recall a postwar suburban paradise of drive-ins, bowling palaces, beach parties, Dodgers baseball, hot-rod culture, and mushrooming tract developments. California natives, newcomers, and vistors alike will discover a largely forgotten history of Los Angeles, much of it lost to progress, as chronicled from the late 1800s through the mid–twentieth century. Peter Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom), an architectural preservation group. He is the author of Palm Springs Holiday, Palm Springs Paradise, and Havana Before Castro.
"To Live and Dine in L.A. is a project of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, based On The Menu Collection of The Los Angeles Public Library. This lavish pictorial work celebrates the rich - and untold - history of restaurants and food in the City of Angels"--
Author: J. Eric Lynxwiler
Release Date: 2016-12-22
Neon isn't native to Los Angeles, but it's difficult to picture the city without it. Every aspect of our lives has been spelled out in neon tubes across the United States, but Los Angeles is the king of that advertising glow. No other landscape could match its sheer quantity of signs in this city that grew up with the automobile. This latest exhibit from Photo Friends and the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection celebrates the city's long and bright history with this unique type of illumination. Here is Los Angeles, City of Neon.
An all-access history of the evolution of the American restaurant chef Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll transports readers back in time to witness the remarkable evolution of the American restaurant chef in the 1970s and '80s. Taking a rare, coast-to-coast perspective, Andrew Friedman goes inside Chez Panisse and other Bay Area restaurants to show how the politically charged backdrop of Berkeley helped draw new talent to the profession; into the historically underrated community of Los Angeles chefs, including a young Wolfgang Puck and future stars such as Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, and Nancy Silverton; and into the clash of cultures between established French chefs in New York City and the American game changers behind The Quilted Giraffe, The River Cafe, and other East Coast establishments. We also meet young cooks of the time such as Tom Colicchio and Emeril Lagasse who went on to become household names in their own right. Along the way, the chefs, their struggles, their cliques, and, of course, their restaurants are brought to life in vivid detail. As the '80's unspool, we see the profession evolve as American masters like Thomas Keller rise, and watch the genesis of a “chef nation” as these culinary pioneers crisscross the country to open restaurants and collaborate on special events, and legendary hangouts like Blue Ribbon become social focal points, all as the industry-altering Food Network shimmers on the horizon. Told largely in the words of the people who lived it, as captured in more than two hundred author interviews with writers like Ruch Reichl and legends like Jeremiah Tower, Alice Waters, Jonathan Waxman, and Barry Wine, Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll treats readers to an unparalleled 360-degree re-creation of the business and the times through the perspectives not only of the groundbreaking chefs but also of line cooks, front-of-house personnel, investors, and critics who had front-row seats to this extraordinary transformation.
Author: Charles Phoenix
Release Date: 2011-05-01
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN THE '50s: SUN, FUN AND FANTASY—a treasury of retro car culture, space-age style, suburbia, Hollywood, mountain, desert and seaside resorts, and America's favorite amusement parks. In the 1950s, Southern California was the place to be. The mood was up, prosperity ruled, and the standard of living was high. It was the land of plenty for a new generation of movers and shakers who reinvented the way America would live.