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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 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

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

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

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

Orlean, Susan

Summary: Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to the beloved institution of libraries.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 027 ORL

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 027 ORL

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

Summary: Documentary about a gang of kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transformed youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2005

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

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: Profiles the group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as the Wrecking Crew--featuring Tommy Tedesco, guitar, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, drums, Carol Kaye, Joe Osborne, bass--who played on many rock and pop hits during the sixties. Gifted, versatile, and possessing the knack for turning a simple tune into something memorable, the Wrecking Crew were the players who turned the Wall of Sound in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2015

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

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

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

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

Gould, Melissa

Summary: Melissa Gould's hopeful memoir of grieving outside the box and the surprising nature of love. When Melissa Gould's husband, Joel, was unexpectedly hospitalized, she could not imagine how her life was about to change. Overwhelmed with uncertainty as Joel's condition tragically worsened, she offered him the only thing she could: her love and devotion. Her dedication didn't end with his death....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2021

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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

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2005

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

Orlean, Susan

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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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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT 027 ORL

Lin, Jeremy Atherton

Summary: Strobing lights and dark rooms; throbbing house and drag queens on counters; first kisses, last call: the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expression—whatever your scene, whoever you’re seeking. But in urban centers around the world, they are closing, a cultural demolition that has Jeremy Atherton Lin wondering: What was the gay bar? How have they shaped him? And could...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.766 LIN

Hobbs, Jeff

Summary: Traces the academic pursuits of four Los Angeles high school boys with very different backgrounds and resources who navigate challenges in class, race, expectations, cultural divides and luck to attend college.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 373.794 HOB

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

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

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

Foote, Donna

Summary: A study of the controversial national educational movement, Teach For America, follows a year in the lives of four TFA recruits at a high school in South Central Los Angeles as they deal with the challenges and opportunities of a program designed to overcome the inequities in the American educational system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.1009 FOO

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