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Summary: In 2012 Dave Grohl purchased the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios. The board, built in 1972, is considered to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, and many other musical legends. This tells the story of real rock history, and celebrates the music, as Grohl...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: RCA 2013

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SOU

Summary: "The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC EXI

Summary: The biggest cases demand the best cops, so when a little girl goes missing or a Homeland Security official takes a long drive off a short cliff or a '90s serial killer revives his career in the 21st century, the LAPD knows to call Brenda Johnson and her crack team from the Priority Homicide Division.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CLO

Summary: A group of lesbian and bisexual women experience life in Los Angeles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV L

Sarlot, Raymond R.

Summary: Presents a history of the well-known Los Angeles hotel, along with stories and anecdotes of the famous actors and celebrities who have stayed there from its opening in 1929 up to the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 647.95794 SAR

Robertson, Robin

Summary: A D-Day vet with post-traumatic stress disorder roams the United States and eventually finds work as a journalist during a time of social and racial divisions, spiraling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

Summary: An all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. It follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2016

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3 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY HAI

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD HAI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE HAI

Stein, Jean.

Summary: "An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles by the author of the contemporary classic Edie; Jean Stein influenced the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie : American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol 'superstar' Edie Sedgwick. Now, in West of Eden, Stein turns her lens toward the city Sedgwick came from--Los Angeles--and a mythic cast of fortune...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979 STE

Summary: A tough, CIA-trained detective with Southern charm has been brought from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up the Priority Murder Squad, a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. With her offbeat personality, a tough-as-nails approach and a track record as one of the country's leading investigators, Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson is a force to reckon with.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CLO

Bailey, Mark

Summary: From the frontier days of silent film up to the wild auteur period of the 1970s, Mark Bailey has pillaged the vaults of Hollywood history and lore to dig up the true--and often surprising--stories of seventy of our most beloved actors, directors, and screenwriters at their most soused

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979 BAI

Summary: Sean Archer is a tough and rugged FBI Agent. He is still grieving for his dead son, Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is now his sworn enemy and happens to be the very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. Archer corners Castor. Their fight knocks Troy out cold. Archer finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. The...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE FAC

Rifkind, Donna

Summary: "The little-known story of screenwriter Salka Viertel, whose salons in 1930s and 40s Hollywood created a refuge for a multitude of famous figures who had escaped the horrors of World War ll. Hollywood was created by its "others"; that is, by women, Jews, and immigrants. Salka Viertel was all three and so much more. She was the screenwriter for five of Greta Garbo's movies and also her most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VIERTEL, SALKA RIF

Summary: A 1940s Los Angeles detective hounds his monsignor brother about a pious pimp's tie to grisly murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TRU

Summary: Cutthroat defense attorney Sebastian Stark has made a career out of bending the rules, manipulating the system, humiliating prosecutors and getting ruthless criminals off the hook. But, with the blood of an innocent woman on his hands, Stark has a change of heart and takes a job with the Los Angeles District Attorney's high-profile crime unit, leading a promising but inexperienced team of young...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SHA

Fremon, Celeste.

Summary: This paperback edition of the book originally published in 1995 updates us on the lives of the East Los Angeles homeboys with whom Father Greg Boyle continues to work, allowing for an analysis as to how some former gang members are able to make it out, while others are not.--From publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of New Mexico Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 259.5092 FRE

Orlean, Susan

1 hold on 9 copies

Summary: "Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 027 ORL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 027 ORL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 027 ORL

Summary: Jonathan Gold pulls back the curtain on the perceived superficiality of Los Angeles to show viewers a genuine and vibrant world where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic doorway to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CIT

WPA Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in Southern California

Summary: Describes a pivotal moment in Los Angeles history, when writers like Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West, and F. Scott Fitzgerald were creating the images and associations--and the mystique--for which the City of Angels is still known. Los Angeles in the 1930s a guide to the contemporary culture, with a brief L.A. history, revisiting the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, the brief...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979 FED

Woods, Stuart.

Summary: Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son. Arrington's much older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has just died, leaving her a fortune in Centurion Studios stock. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to represent her in the sale of the company. But when he arrives at her home in Bel-Air to finalize the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD M WOO

Summary: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson has an offbeat personality, uses a tough-as-nails approach, and has a track record as one of the country's leading investigators. For the Atlanta transplant heading up the Priority Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, her position on this elite detective squad, which handles high-profile cases of a sensitive nature, is a tenuous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2009

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CLO

Summary: His picture is on magazine covers, his name in lights. Ex-con artist and gangster Dan Quigley is "doing all right in this movie racket," a big man in Hollywood. But if his criminal past resurfaces, he could end up in the big house.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2008

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY LAD

Van Landingham, Andrea

6 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Features known and lesser-known stories from Hollywood such as the Black Dahlia murder, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's trial for the murder of Virginia Rappe, Johnny Stompanato's murder, and more"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2022

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Summary: An intimate portrait of life, death, friendship and the movies, as recalled by some of Hollywood's greatest cinema artists: renowned art directors (and pals) Robert Boyle (North by Northwest, The Birds), Henry Bumstead (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sting) and Albert Nozaki (The War of the Worlds, The Ten Commandments), storyboard artist Harold Michelson (The Graduate, Star Trek: The Motion...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SOM

Mitchell, Saundra.

Summary: In 1917, Kate Witherspoon, who has lived a bohemian life with her artist parents, goes to Los Angeles where she meets crippled midwestern farm boy Julian Birch, another runaway, and together they realize they have the ability to triumph over death and time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MIT

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