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  • Title: Los Angeles's Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero!
  • Author: Jim Dawson
  • ISBN: 9781609495466
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback

  • Los Angeles's Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero! 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 MarloWhen 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 writer s 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 Using nearly eighty photos, writer Jim Dawson enlarges the record of L.A history with this grassroots investigation of a vanished place.
    Jim Dawson
    Dawson has also written extensively about early rock and roll and rhythm and blues, including What Was the First Rock n Roll Record which Mojo magazine called one of the best musical reads of 1993 His 1980 cover story on Ritchie Valens in the Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times led directly to the reissue of the forgotten rock n roller s recordings and the making of the biopic La Bamba, which used some of Dawson s research.Jim Dawson is a Hollywood, California based writer who has specialized in American pop culture especially early rock n roll and the history of flatulence three books so far, including his 1999 top seller, Who Cut the Cheese A Cultural History of the Fart Mojo magazine called his What Was the First Rock n Roll Record 1992 , co written with Steve Propes, one of the most impressive musical reads of the year it remains a valuable source for music critics and rock historians, and an updated second edition is currently available on Kindle Dawson has also written a series of articles on early rhythm and blues and rock n roll pioneers for the Los Angeles Times, including a front page story in the Calendar entertainment section on the forgotten tragic figure Ritchie Valens The piece led directly to Rhino Records reissuing Valens entire catalog with Dawson s liner notes and eventually to the 1987 biopic LaBamba, which used some of Dawson s research Since 1983 Dawson has also written liner notes for roughly 150 albums and CDs, including Rhino s prestigious Central Avenue Sounds box set celebrating the history of jazz and early RB in Los Angeles His most recent book 2012 is Los Angeles s Bunker Hill Pulp Fiction s Mean Streets and Film Noir s Ground Zero.

    Los Angeles's Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero! By Jim Dawson

    Commentaires:

    Greg Jolley
    This book is a doubled barreled delight In addition to a passionate and exacting description of Bunker Hill, the scene of so many noir films, we also get an lucid and brilliant expose on the importance and reasons for shooting on location vs on canned film sets.

    Michael Mallory
    The lost neighborhood of Bunker Hill, which exists today only on film, is a fascinating subject, but this book does not do it justice The photos are scant and Mr Dawson s writing is rather vapid and self intrusive, reading at times like a high school thesis paper He sets the tone for what follows on the very first page, on which he names the title of an old film and then adds, If I told you the actors names, you wouldn t recognize them I could almost hear him crow So there in the background Ther [...]

    Gary
    This book served two purposes for me First, it educated me on the history of Bunker Hill from the early days of Los Angeles, through its slow decline and eventual destruction a residential neighborhood in the city Second, the book dives into intricate detail about the films made on location in the Bunker Hill neighborhood Most of these films were made in the late 1940 s and mid 1950 s Some reference Bunker Hill but were not filmed there The book makes you want to jump in your car and visit Bunke [...]

    Mary
    First class Wonderful photosJust an excellent book It s not a re hash of anything The author has taken his passion for movie settings and created an interesting, authoritative book The photos are fascinating and I don t even live in LA.

    Meredith
    Great book for those with a cursory knowledge of LA s downtown history and who are also interested in film Finding a way to dovetail architectural and neighborhood cultural history with film history is something I sorely wish I could do, and here Dawson gas done it I told my husband I wish I had written this book As a nearly decade long resident of the Hollywood area and a holder of an MA in history, I am very interested in the preservation of hollywood and Los Angeles s past Unfortunately, it s [...]

    Leona Heraty
    Loved, loved, loved this book Jim Dawson did an awesome job of sharing the history of Bunker Hill, and also lots of fun details about the many film noir movies made there, and silent movies too He evoked a sense of nostalgia for the old Victorian and Queen Anne mansions built there in the 1870s through the early 1900s, and the people who lived there as children and some who grew old there as well I couldn t put it down, and I might have to read it again, I enjoyed this book so much If you enjoy [...]

    Charles
    A really interesting read that outlines how one area in particular really played a major role in setting the mood and atmosphere of film noir At some points, you d think that Bunker Hill should ve gotten top billing as opposed to the actors Nice and compact read with a good amount of detail.

    Lore
    Good photos and some interesting movie info related to the Bunker Hill area of LA I wish there had been a bit history about how it went from being such a popular area of downtown to what it is today.

    Keith
    For someone who loves LA and loves history, what s not to like about this book

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