This is the ideal companion for visitors to Los Angeles who are looking for the city glimpsed in old movies and TV shows. The 39 entries encompass both the glamour and the demi-monde: here are glittering 1920s movie palaces, down-and-dirty bars, ballrooms, diners and pizza joints. These are places where movie stars, gangsters, writers and barflies have wined, dined, romanced, brawled and now lie at permanent rest.
This is a guide to the old LA that lives on today. These places have made few concessions to changing times, but modern Angelenos love them still. We hope you will too.
About Herb Lester Guides
Most guides try to tell you everything there is to know about a city, these just tell you how to enjoy it. They aim to show the reader what makes a place distinctive, to shed light on obscure locations as well as revisiting well-known ones with a fresh perspective. Each city is researched the old-fashioned way: asking friends, acquaintances, cab drivers and concierges for their tips and then walking, tasting, sipping, and peering into doorways and down alleys. That research is turned into a compact guide with enough suggestions to keep you entertained, with a list of shops, bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, museums and parks, each one carefully described.
-Written by Dick Blackburn and illustrated by Brad Woodward
-A3 (297mm x 420mm) folds to A6 (105mm x 148mm)
-Litho printed in England on recycled paper
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