There was a post recently on Facebook’s Historic Los Angeles page, which is a subset of the https://losangeleshistory.blogspot.com/ blog. (Strictly speaking, blogs, since the link leads you to the eight finest blogs on Los Angeles you’ll ever have the pleasure to read.) In any event, said post being: I can’t help but blush a littleContinue reading “High Praise!”
If on your Thursday evenings you enjoy lengthy discourses replete with pretty pictures and ugly invective, you could do worse than to join me for the evening’s Powerpoint. It’s fun! It’s free! Click here! This is being presented by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society—who deserve your attention. Be it known, I love the AndrésContinue reading “Zoom Presentation, Thursday!”
When it comes to podcasts about Old LA—and I suppose there may exist podcasts about other subjects, but very much doubt it—one stands out, and above the others, and that one is The Hidden History of Los Angeles, all of whose episodes you should listen to in toto, but might I suggest, you listen toContinue reading “And Then, Came the Podcast”
When discussing Bunker Hill, it is common currency to assert there were no survivors. Shades of the SS Yongala. KLM 4805. The Benwood Mine. And you’d be right to assert so. Granted, should we consider the Hill’s boundaries Hill/Fifth/Figueroa/Sunset then yes, remarkable vintage structures do exist therewithin (e.g. Subway Terminal, the Edison Bldg, and CurlettContinue reading “A Survivor!”
Bunker Noir! 56 pages of full color historic horror-happenings on the Hill! Limited edition, so get yours today, because when they’re gone, they’re gone! They are priced at $28. Shipping and handling is another five bucks. Ergo, send me $33. And yes, of course I’ll inscribe it to you, or Mayor Shaw, or whomever youContinue reading “Both Books! Available Here!”
2020 wasn’t all pandemics and aliens and murder hornets, y’know. There were some nifty books about Los Angeles printed, and the esteemed Chris Nichols, who knows more about LA than anyone, chose some he deemed The Best. Bunker Hill and Bunker Noir made the list. While of course I post that here as a matterContinue reading “LA Magazine Names Us a Best Book!”
Greetings, my friend. By now I trust you are familiar with the book Bunker Hill, Los Angeles. In all likelihood you even own said book (or by some chance you do not, a sorry state you must thus remedy immediately). When compiling my book, I was informed by the publisher that the Hill’s vaster quantity of vice and murderContinue reading “BUNKER NOIR! Available Soon”
I’m not sure if the review is a good one or not, but like they say, there’s no such thing as bad press…but more importantly: To have my name, along with those of Chandler and Fante, in a printed publication embedded amongst Chinese characters, is a blessing too meaningful to describe. (And that my bookContinue reading “We Made Chinese LA Magazine”
Join me tomorrow at noon for a rollicking cavalcade of Bunker Hill wackiness! Sign up here!
This Saturday at 3:00pm, Hennessey + Ingalls Art and Architecture Bookstore will host the esteemed Frances Anderton, and me, talking Bunker Hill. Frances Anderton, I don’t have to tell you, is the real deal. And author of Grand Illusion. Register for the event here.