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CIty of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940's Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062326041
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 11th, 2014

Looking for a comprehensive guide to the movie, mob, and countercultural influence on mid-century LA? Look no further!

We Go to the Gallery: Dung Beetle Reading Scheme 1a Cover Image
ISBN: 9780992834913
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Published: Dung Beetle Ltd - November 24th, 2015

A foray into the modern art experience that is funny and familiar in many unsettling ways. "Art should be unsettling," says mummy.

The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781613734049
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Published: Chicago Review Press - October 1st, 2015

Without Douglas Fairbanks, we probably wouldn't have Jack Sparrow, and our conventional notions of Zorro and Robin Hood would be quite different. This guy is one of the most interesting and underappreciated pioneers.

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles Cover Image
By Mike Davis, Robert Morrow (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781844675685
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Published: Verso - September 17th, 2006

This is one dense book! Give yourself plenty of time to read and re-read. It's fascinating stuff!

Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803254770
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2015

Not only was Duke Kahanamoku a living legend for literally all of his career, he was also a national treasure 50 years before his home state joined our United States.