L.A. Exposed

L.A. Exposed

Strange Myths and Curious Legends in the City of Angels

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A look at the myths and urban legends surrounding Los Angeles includes Hollywood tall tales, rock music rumors, the lore of L.A. landmarks, and crime tales.

McMillan Palgrave
Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book--and Paul Young has done just that.

L.A. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to Southern California's unnatural history, to the city's crime lore, to tales of corruption and conspiracy in the land of sunshine and health; LA Exposed dares to ask the hard questions. Does L.A. really have earthquake weather? Did Alfred Hitchcock ask Grace Kelly to do a strip teast in her front window? Is there treasure buried in the Watts Towers? Are there still opium dens in Chinatown? Was Barbara Streisand ever in a porn film? Young gives readers the lowdown on the city's most enduring myths, exploring their origins, and whether there is an ounce of truth to any of them.

L.A. Exposed, inventive, witty, and addictive, is sure to be a hit in L.A. and beyond.

& Taylor

An entertaining look at the myths and urban legends surrounding Los Angeles encompasses Hollywood tall tales, rock music rumors, the lore of L.A.'s landmarks, crime tales, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Griffin, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312206468
Characteristics: xxii, 297 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: LA exposed


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