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Bohemian Los Angeles: and the Making of Modern Politics

Daniel Hurewitz


This book brings to life a vibrant and all-but-forgotten milieu of artists, leftists, and gay men and women whose story played out over the first half of the twentieth century and continues to shape the entire American landscape. It is the story of a hidden corner of Los Angeles, where the personal first became the political, where the nation’s first enduring gay rights movement emerged, and where the broad spectrum of what we now think of as identity politics was born. Portraying life over a period of more than forty years in the hilly enclave of Edendale, near downtown Los Angeles, the book ... More

Keywords: artists, gay men, gay women, Los Angeles, Edendale, Communist Party, self-expression, political engagements, race relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520249257
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249257.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Hurewitz, author