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The Resource Land of Smoke and Mirrors : a Cultural History of Los Angeles, Vincent Brook

Land of Smoke and Mirrors : a Cultural History of Los Angeles, Vincent Brook

Label
Land of Smoke and Mirrors : a Cultural History of Los Angeles
Title
Land of Smoke and Mirrors
Title remainder
a Cultural History of Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Brook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Land of Smoke and Mirrors looks at greater Los Angeles through the images projected from within and without its geographical and psychological borders. Divided into sections that probe the city's checkered history and reflect on Hollywood's own self reflections, the book offers revealing readings of different types of texts (novelistic, cinematic, event-related, and geographical) to expose how Los Angeles, despite considerable remaining challenges, is blowing away some of the smoke of its not always proud past and rhetorically adjusting its rear-view mirrors"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brook, Vincent
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Popular culture
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Motion picture industry
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Minorities
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • HISTORY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Literature
  • Minorities
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Popular culture
  • Social conditions
  • California
  • California
Label
Land of Smoke and Mirrors : a Cultural History of Los Angeles, Vincent Brook
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Original si(g)n. The Ramona myth -- Ramona revisited -- Si(g)n city. "City with two heads" -- What price Hollywood? -- L.A. noir. Bright and guilty place -- Neo-noir -- Multicultural L.A. LAtinos -- bLAcks -- LAsians -- LAnglos and LAGBTs -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn818869299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813554587
Lccn
2012009902
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jvn5n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818869299
Label
Land of Smoke and Mirrors : a Cultural History of Los Angeles, Vincent Brook
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Original si(g)n. The Ramona myth -- Ramona revisited -- Si(g)n city. "City with two heads" -- What price Hollywood? -- L.A. noir. Bright and guilty place -- Neo-noir -- Multicultural L.A. LAtinos -- bLAcks -- LAsians -- LAnglos and LAGBTs -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn818869299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813554587
Lccn
2012009902
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jvn5n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818869299

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