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A bright and guilty place

Rayner, Richard

A bright and guilty place

murder, corruption, and L.A."s scandalous coming of age

by Rayner, Richard

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Published by Anchor Book in New York .
Written in English


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Los Angeles was the fastest growing city in the world, mad with oil fever, get-rich-quick schemes, celebrity scandals, and religious fervor. It was also rife with organized crime, with a mayor and a DA in the pocket of the syndicates. Here, historian Richard Rayner narrates the entwined lives of two men, Dave Clark and Leslie White, who were caught up in the crimes, murders, and swindles of the day. Over a few transformative years, as the boom times shaded into the Depression, the adventures of Clark and White would inspire pulp fiction and replace L.A."s reckless optimism with a new cynicism. Together, theirs is the tale of how the city of sunshine got noir. --From publisher description.

Edition Notes

StatementRichard Rayner
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6795.L6 R39 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 269 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages269
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24417182M
ISBN 101400033586
ISBN 109781400033584
LC Control Number2010502281
OCLC/WorldCa462879973

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