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by Paul Young

eBook L.A. Exposed: Strange Myths and Curious Legends in the City of Angels download ISBN: 0312206461
Author: Paul Young
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (May 3, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1567 kb
Fb2: 1651 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

Young gives readers the lowdown on the city's most enduring myths, exploring their origins, and whether . These and other rumors are explained and dispelled (or verified) in . Exposed: Strange Myths and Curious Legends in the City of Angels.

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Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and . Young gives readers the lowdown on the city's most enduring myths, exploring their origins, and whether there is an ounce of truth to any of them.

Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book-and Paul Young has done just that. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to Southern California's unnatural history, to the city's crime lore, to tales of corruption and conspiracy in the land of sunshine and health; LA Exposed dares to ask the hard. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to Southern California's unnatural history, to the city's crime lore, to tales of corruption and conspiracy in the land of sunshine and health; LA Exposed dares to ask the hard questions.

Exposed: Strange Myths and Curious Legends in the City of Angels, historian Paul Young noted Ridgeway as an "iconoclastic silent film star. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0-312-20646-8.

Young gives readers the lowdown on the city's most enduring myths, exploring their origins, and . Paul Young is a frequent contributor to . He is the co-author of Buzzwords: . Connect with the author. MACMILLAN NEWSLETTER. Fresh Speak (with Anna Scotti). He lives in Los Angeles.

Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book-and Paul Young has done just.

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E. It’s widely known that the City of Angels got its name from Spanish settlers.

One local legend claims that the city of Orlando is named after the character in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, but the more commonly accepted version is that a man named Orlando Reeves owned a plantation and a sugar mill a bit north of what later became the city. E. The beauty of the place impressed them so much that they considered it heaven on Earth.

Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book--and Paul Young has done just that.L.A. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to Southern California's unnatural history, to the city's crime lore, to tales of corruption and conspiracy in the land of sunshine and health; LA Exposed dares to ask the hard questions. Does L.A. really have earthquake weather? Did Alfred Hitchcock ask Grace Kelly to do a strip teast in her front window? Is there treasure buried in the Watts Towers? Are there still opium dens in Chinatown? Was Barbara Streisand ever in a porn film? Young gives readers the lowdown on the city's most enduring myths, exploring their origins, and whether there is an ounce of truth to any of them.L.A. Exposed, inventive, witty, and addictive, is sure to be a hit in L.A. and beyond.
Comments: (7)
Gagas
Covers most anything of mystery about L.A. and then some. From the extremely weird, to Hollywood scandals. No one is spared here; from Barbara Streisand to Keanu Reeves. But the one highlight for me was the mention of one of my most frightening childhood memories, the strange appearance of what we in South Central commonly referred to as "The Wolf Woman." You don't find much on this eerie phenomenon of the early 1960s. Mr. Young has done his homework well. You won't find it easy to put down, especially if you're from L.A.
Iseared
Actually, this book really does take an admirable stab at debunking ridiculous and/or incredulous stories and/or myths concerning things which have happened within or near the City of Angels. It contains some things that I have never heard of and presents logical explanations as to how some stories got started and evolved.
This is a great kickback book for that special day when you are snowed in or dodging buckets of rain and just want to have some fun. Hours will shoot by and you'll never know it.
Gelgen
If you like your scandal mixed with history, or vice versa, you will like this chatty book of scandals and the true story of what makes LA tick. Some times the author uses a tad to much pschyo-speak, but a throughtly enjoyable book for those who want to look behind the red carpet, and into the bedrooms.
Mightdragon
Very interesting read. I had not even heard of some of these Hollywood legends but I was intrigued just the same.
Zeleence
There are some really crazy stories in this book; the LAPD history is most interesting and a bit scary. I would have liked a few more murders and not so many 'monster' stories, but I still really enjoyed it and loved that each story was only a few pages long. Lots of great photographs too.
Uste
If you love the seedy underbelly of all things that glitter (I know I do!), you GOTTA get this book! Great history!
Ť.ħ.ê_Ĉ.õ.о.Ł
What a lousy depressing book. If you love trash about various stars, you'll have a field day. Some is OK, but the author seems to delight throughout whole book in telling dirty little secrets that I really didn't want to know. Little or nothing upbeat. I lived in LA many years, and was expecting something much better. Don't waste your time or money.
I had high hopes for this book, but ultimately the author's biases get in the way. Giving any credence to the idea that the Reagan Administration might have been involved in the murder a Peter Ivers, a guy who was on a show on a UHF channeln at 11:00 at night with viewers hardly in the six figures (and I was one of them, New Wave Theater was a great show, but unknown by >99.9% of the populace at the time), to pave the way for Iran-Contra 3 years later is so stupid as to discredit any basic objectivity of the book. The suggestion that 20 million people (about 1 of every 12 people in the country at the time) watched this show demonstrates a serious lack of basic research.