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Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration


This book returns to print an invaluable document of Depression-era Los Angeles, illuminating a pivotal moment in L.A.'s history, when writers like Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West, and F. Scott Fitzgerald were creating the images and associations—and the mystique—for which the City of Angels is still known. Many books in one, this title is both a genial guide and an addictively readable history, revisiting the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, the brief California Republic, and finally American sovereignty. These whose haunting visions suggest the city we know today and illuminate ... More

Keywords: Depression, Los Angeles, Raymond Chandler, Nathaniel West, Spanish colonial period, Mexican period, California Republic, American sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520268838
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268838.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration, author

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