Los Angeles's Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and by Jim Dawson

By Jim Dawson

whilst postwar motion picture administrators went searching for a gritty place to shoot their mental crime thrillers, they discovered Bunker Hill, an area of fading Victorians, flophouses, tricky bars, stairways and darkish alleys in downtown l. a.. Novelist Raymond Chandler had already been there exploring the real-life �mean streets� that his hardboiled detective, Philip Marlowe, prowled within the writer�s exacting prose. however the greatest crime used to be occurring behind the curtain, run by way of the city�s energy elite. And Hollywood simply occurred to trap it on movie. utilizing approximately 80 images, author Jim Dawson enlarges the checklist of L.A. historical past with this grassroots research of a vanished place.

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