Los Angeles's Bunker Hill : Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground

Los Angeles's Bunker Hill : Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground

By Jim Dawson

 

When postwar movie directors went looking for a gritty location to shoot their psychological crime thrillers, they found Bunker Hill, a neighborhood of fading Victorians, flophouses, tough bars, stairways and dark alleys in downtown Los Angeles. Novelist Raymond Chandler had already been there exploring the real-life mean streets that his hardboiled detective, Philip Marlowe, prowled in the writers exacting prose. But the biggest crime was going on behind the scenes, run by the city's power elite. And Hollywood just happened to capture it on film. In Los Angeles's Bunker Hill : Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero, with nearly eighty photos, writer Jim Dawson enlarges the record of L.A. history with this grassroots investigation of a vanished place.

    • Format : Paperback
    • Condition : New
    • Publisher : History Press
    • ISBN : 978-16094-95466
    • Copyright : 2012
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