Los Angeles: A Pictorial Celebration

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Photography - 160 pages
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Los Angeles is the heart of American filmmaking, but this huge city--all 498 square miles of it--has even more magic than you’ll find on the movie screen. And that doesn’t even take into consideration the rest of Los Angeles County!  It’s all here, captured in this breathtaking tribute, shot by award-winning photographer Elan Penn and two renowned TV producers: Nancy and Jon Wilkman. Glimpse the past in the La Brea Tar Pits. Admire the natural beauty of Santa Catarina Island and Griffith Park. Look at amazing landmarks like the famous Hollywood sign, the Beverly Hills Hotel, and the renowned Rose Bowl.  Marvel at the non-stop motion in Union Station, at the Los Angeles International Airport, and on the many freeways. From Mulholland Drive to Beverly Hills, the Venice Canals to San Fernando Valley, it’s a very special trip to one of the world’s capitals.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Glimpses of the Past
25
La Brea Tar Pits
26
Mission San Gabriel Archangel
28
Autry National Center
29
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
31
Bradbury Building
32
The Cascades
33
Museum of Contemporary Art
88
The Colburn School
90
University of California Los Angeles
93
LA Murals
94
Groumans Chinese Theatre
98
Pantages Theater
100
Paler Center for Media
101
Universal Studios
102

Heritage Square Museum
34
With Nature As a Neighbor
37
Santa Monica Pier
38
Venice Boardwalk
40
Surfrider Beach
42
Santa Catalina Island
44
Griffith Park
46
Sepulveda Basin Parks and Recreation
47
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
49
Los Angeles City Hall
52
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
53
Richard J Riordan Central Library
54
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
55
Hollywood Sign
56
Bullocks Wilshire Building
57
Beverley Hills Hotel
58
Farmers Market
59
Department of Water and Power Headquarters Building
60
Rose Bowl
61
Pacific Design Center
62
Hollywood and Highland Center
63
The Grove
64
A City in Motion
67
Petersen Automotive Museum
68
LA Freeways
69
Union Station Gateway Center
70
Hollywood and Vine Metro Station
72
Post of Los Angeles
73
Los Angeles International Airport
74
Watts Towers
78
The Huntington Library Art Collections and Bontanical Gardens
80
The Getty Center
82
The Getty Villa
83
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
84
University of Southern California
85
Norton Simon Museum of Art
86
Hollywood Bowl
104
Capital Records Tower
105
Music Center
107
Walt Disney Concert Hall
108
Knolls Berry Farm
111
Disneyland
112
Dodger Stadium
113
Sunset Strip
114
Staples Center and LA Live
115
California Science Center
118
National History Museum of Los Angeles County
119
Aquarium of the Pacific
120
California Institute of Technology
123
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
124
Griffith Observatory
126
At Home in LA
129
West Adams District
130
Echo Park
132
The Gamble House
133
Hollyhock House
134
Venice Canals
136
Mulholland Drive
137
Beverly Hills
138
Larchmont Village
141
Hancock Park
142
San Fernando Valley
144
Japanese American National Museum
148
Chinatown
150
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
151
Korean Bell of Friendship
152
California African American Museum
155
Wat Thai
156
Museum of Latin American Art
158
Index
160
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About the author (2008)

Jon and Nancy Wilkman are husband and wife documentary filmmakers and writers, with a special interest in history. Their documentaries have received numerous awards and have been seen around the world. Long-time Angelenos, Jon and Nancy share a passion for their city's rich and underappreciated past, as well as L.A.'s vibrant and multicultural present.

Jon and Nancy Wilkman are husband and wife documentary filmmakers and writers, with a special interest in history. Their documentaries have received numerous awards and have been seen around the world. Long-time Angelenos, Jon and Nancy share a passion for their city's rich and underappreciated past, as well as L.A.'s vibrant and multicultural present.

Penn is an award-winning publisher and photographer with special interest in books that depict the cultural and natural heritage of people from different parts of the world.

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