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Hard-Boiled HollywoodCrime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles$

Jon Lewis

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520284319

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520284319.001.0001

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Epigraph

Epigraph

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Hard-Boiled Hollywood
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Jon Lewis

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University of California Press

(p.vii) It is hard to laugh at the need for beauty and romance, no matter how tasteless, even horrible, the results of that are. But it is easy to sigh. Few things are sadder than the truly monstrous.

—Nathanael West, The Day of the Locust (p.viii)