Los Angeles's Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero!

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Arcadia Publishing, 22 giu 2012 - 160 pagine
When postwar movie directors went looking for a gritty location to shoot their psychological crime thrillers, they found Bunker Hill, a neighborhood of fading Victorians, flophouses, tough bars, stairways and dark alleys in downtown Los Angeles. Novelist Raymond Chandler had already been there exploring the real-life mean streets that his hardboiled detective, Philip Marlowe, prowled in the writers exacting prose. But the biggest crime was going on behind the scenes, run by the citys power elite. And Hollywood just happened to capture it on film. Using nearly eighty photos, writer Jim Dawson enlarges the record of L.A. history with this grassroots investigation of a vanished place.

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HardBoiled Memories
Bunker Hill Goes Hollywood
Last Double Bill and Testament
There Once Was a City Here 7 High Crimes and Misdirections
A Selective List of Films Shot on Bunker Hill
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Jim Dawson is a graduate of West Virginia University and a longtime resident of Hollywood. He is the author of over a dozen books, including Los Angeless Angels Flight (2008), as well as a short documentary called Los Angeless Bunker Hill (2011) on the Criterion Collections Blu-ray/DVD reissue of the 1955 film noir classic Kiss Me Deadly.

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