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Title Metropolis in the making : Los Angeles in the 1920s / edited by Tom Sitton and William Deverell.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  979.494052 METR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 371 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920s / Jules Tygiel 1 -- Part 1 Metropolitan Spaces 11 -- 1. Industry and Imaginative Geographies / Greg Hise 13 -- 2. Mulholland Highway and the Engineering Culture of Los Angeles in the 1920s / Matthew W. Roth 45 -- 3. Quest for Independence: Workers in the Suburbs / Becky M. Nicolaides 77 -- 4. Sunshine and the Open Shop: Ford and Darwin in 1920s Los Angeles / Mike Davis 96 -- 5. "Another World": Work, Home, and Autonomy in Blue-Collar Suburbs / Nancy Quam-Wickham 123 -- Part 2 Metropolitan Identities 143 -- 6. Star of Ethiopia and the NAACP: Pageantry, Politics, and the Los Angeles African American Community / Douglas Flamming 145 -- 7. Making Mexico in Los Angeles / Douglas Monroy 161 -- 8. View from Spring Street: White-Collar Men in the City of Angels / Clark Davis 179 -- Part 3 Faith in the Metropolis 199 -- 9. "Practically Every Religion Being Represented" / Michael E. Engh, S.J. 201 -- 10. Fighting Like the Devil in the City of Angels: The Rise of Fundamentalist Charles E. Fuller / Philip Goff 220 -- Part 4 Metropolitics 253 -- 11. How Hollywood Became Hollywood: Money, Politics, and Movies / Steven J. Ross 255 -- 12. My America or Yours? Americanization and the Battle for the Youth of Los Angeles / William Deverell 277 -- 13. Did the Ruling Class Rule at City Hall in 1920s Los Angeles? / Tom Sitton 302 -- 14. Behind the Scenes: Bronco Billy and the Realities of Work in Open Shop Hollywood / Laurie Pintar 319 -- Part 5 End: Metropolitan Finale 339 -- 15. Selling Eternity in 1920s Los Angeles / David Charles Sloane 341.
Summary Los Angeles came of age in the 1920s. The great boom of that decade gave shape to the L.A. of today: its vast suburban sprawl and reliance on the automobile, its prominence as a financial and industrial center, and the rise of Hollywood as the film capital of the world. This collection of original essays explores the making of the Los Angeles metropolis during this remarkable decade. The authors examine the city's racial, political, cultural, and industrial dynamics, making this volume an essential guide to understanding the rise of Los Angeles as one of the most important cities in the world.
These essays provide a fascinating look at life in the new suburbs, in the oil fields, in the movie studios, at church, and at the polling place as they reconceptualize the origins of contemporary urban problems and promise in the City of Angels and beyond. Adding to its interest, the volume is illustrated with period photography, much of which has not been published before.
Other author Sitton, Tom, 1949-
Deverell, William, 1962-
Subject City planning -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Nineteen twenties.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 0520226267 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520226275 (paperback: alk. paper)