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Lost Hollywood
Title : Lost Hollywood
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ISBN : 9780312288631
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208

A rich trip into a vanished place and time, Lost Hollywood tells the story of the world's most image-conscious city through the fantastical places and people who once held center stage. From Marion Davies' extraordinary Santa Monica playpen Ocean House, known as "Xanadu by the Sea," to America's first luxe housing development, Whitley Heights, and its now-iconic MediterranA rich trip into a vanished place and time, Lost Hollywood tells the story of the world's most image-conscious city through the fantastical places and people who once held center stage. From Marion Davies' extraordinary Santa Monica playpen Ocean House, known as "Xanadu by the Sea," to America's first luxe housing development, Whitley Heights, and its now-iconic Mediterranean architecture, long gone building projects are brought back to vivid life. This delicious and engrossing book also unearths fresh details on classic institutions from the Hollywood Canteen to the Garden of Allah, from the Brown Derby and the Cocoa


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Lost Hollywood Reviews

  • Graceann

    David Wallace looks back at the early days of Hollywood in a loving and entertaining way. Despite some glaring errors that would have been easily caught by a skilled copy-editor, I still give this one four stars for sheer readability and enjoyability.

  • Rachel Terry

    This was a fun jaunt through old Hollywood with all kinds of crazy stories and details. Like Charlie Chaplin tried to beat up a producer he thought was hitting on his wife, and while he was jumping around the guy he tripped on a rug and fell and knocked himself out--which sounds exactly like his on-screen antics. I also learned about the amazing classical music scene in Hollywood in the 30s, how fancy cars were made, and where Lana Turner was really discovered.

  • Rachel

    Compares sites all over Hollywood: then/now Explains current status of or explanation of what happened to the Golden Era landmarks/happening places.ated 80% of all Silent movies ever made have been destroyed. they didn't see any value in storing them, and the primitive film itself would corrode.

  • Erin Tuzuner

    A fun romp through the sepia toned past, and further proof that everything was more fun before I was born. A highlight of the history of Hollywood scandals, architecture and cultural impact on this ever growing country. A fast, deceptively educational novel.

  • Lín

    It was delicious! Bite-sized chapters of tantalizing Hollywood history - I can't wait to read the next one of his books. I learned so much that I did not know, and it made me very curious about 'what ever happened to" so many people, places, and things. Time for some research!

  • Dkeslin

    Fantastic trivia about early Hollywood and the stars. It was so good I ordered a copy for my own film library!!!