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Friday, October 27, 2006

LA Books I Mean to Read

These are the books I want to read about LA:

BOOSTERS/ANTI-BOOSTERS (EARLY NOIR)
Mary Austin - The Ford
Mark Lee Luther - The Boosters
Nathaniel West - Day of the Locust
Myron Brining - The Flutter of an Eyelid
Carrol and Garrett Graham - Queer People
Don Ryan - Angel's Flight
Ross MacDonald
HL Mencken's American Mercury
Carl Van Vetchen - Spiderboy

NOIR/CRIME/DETECTIVE
Raymond Chandler - The Little Sister
Paul Cain - Fast One
Richard Hallas - You Play the Black and the Red Turns Up
Gar Anthony - When Last Seen Alive
Ron MacDonald
Roger Simon

HOLLYWOOD/STUDIO
Aldous Huxley - After Many a Summer Dies the Swan
Evelyn Waugh - The Loved One
Christopher Isherwood - A Single Man
Scott Fitzgerald - The Last Tycoon
Budd Schulberg - What Makes Sammy Run?
Peter Viertel - White Hunter, Black Heart
Leo Wurlitzer - Slow Fade

HOLLYWOOD MEMOIRS
Christina Crawford - Mommy Dearest
Brooke Hayward - Haywire
Jacqueline Suzanne - Valley of the Dolls

POETRY
Charles Bukowski - Women

AFRICAN-AMERICAN
Dorothy Baker - Young Man With a Horn

CHICANO
Thomas Sanchez - The Zoot-Suit Murders
Danny Santiago (Daniel James) - Famous All Over Town

CONTEMPORARY/OTHERS
Cynthia Kahdota - In the Heart of the Valley of Love

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