Los Angeles s Angels Flight

Los Angeles s Angels Flight


  • Author : Jim Dawson
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0738558125


Los Angeles s Angels Flight Book Description :

From 1901 to 1969, Angels Flight was America's most famous incline railway, familiar from its many appearances on postcards and in pulp fiction and film noir. It inspired the titles of five novels, including a 1999 best seller, and three films. Angels Flight's two colorful trolleys glided up and down the side of Bunker Hill in the heart of Los Angeles, carrying 100 million passengers between a downtown business district and a Victorian aerie that gradually deteriorated into a gritty slum. When the city turned Bunker Hill into an acropolis of skyscrapers, Angels Flight was packed up like a boy's electric train set and stored away for nearly 30 years. After a restoration in the mid-1990s that led to a fatal accident, Angels Flight has reopened and is n...

Los Angeles s Bunker Hill

Los Angeles s Bunker Hill


  • Author : Jim Dawson
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614235781


Los Angeles s Bunker Hill Book Description :

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 citys power elite. And Hollywood just happened to capture it on film. Using nearly eighty photos, writer Jim Dawson enlarges the record of L.A. history with this grassroots investigation of a vanished place....

Angels Flight

Angels Flight


  • Author : Virginia Linden Comer
  • Publisher : Historical Society of Southern
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Travel
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  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105020514357


Angels Flight Book Description :

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Angels Flight


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742371672


Angels Flight Book Description :

A lawyer is found murdered on the eve of a landmark trial at the foot of Angels Flight in the heart of downtown Los Angeles....

The Dream Endures

The Dream Endures


  • Author : Kevin Starr
  • Publisher : Americans and the California Dream
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195157974


The Dream Endures Book Description :

The fifth volume in Starr's classic history of California, The Dream Endures shows how Californians rebounded from the Great Depression to emerge in the 1930s into what is now known as "the good life." Starr illustrates the ways the good life prospered in California--in film, fiction, leisure, and architecture. Starr looks at the newly important places where Californians lived out this sunny lifestyle: areas like Los Angeles (where Hollywood lived), Palm Springs (where Hollywood vacationed), San Diego (where the Navy went), the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (where Einstein changed his view of the universe), and college towns like Berkeley. "In this, more than any other of Starr's monumental California histories, we see the stirrings ...

Angel s Flight

Angel s Flight


  • Author : Don Ryan
  • Publisher : McLean & Smithers
  • Release Date : 1927
  • Genre: Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B312430


Angel s Flight Book Description :

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Murder on the Angels Flight Trolley

Murder on the Angels Flight Trolley


  • Author : London Lovett
  • Publisher : Wild Fox Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Murder on the Angels Flight Trolley Book Description :

There's a Valentine's Day killer on the loose ... Poppy Starfire is excited to be spending the morning at an estate sale with her best friend, Birdie. Their adventure entails a trip on the Angels Flight trolley, the shortest cable car ride in the world but a necessity for traveling up to Los Angeles's famous Bunker Hill. Their highly anticipated morning goes awry when a woman keels over dead on the trolley. The police are quick to write the woman's death off as an accident but Poppy's not so sure. When the dead woman's sister asks Poppy to find out the real cause of her sister's untimely death, Poppy and Jasper find themselves in the middle of a case that has little evidence and even less possible suspects. After a second victim turns up, they try to...