The diverse cultural resources of Los Angeles are described in this complete guidebook to the region, directed to adults as well as children. Kevin Starr, California State Librarian and author of a magisterial multi-volume history of California, provides an introductory overview of the city's cultural history and treasures.
Organized geographically, the book offers in-depth information on more than 200 cultural resources in Los Angeles, along with contact information and hours of operation. Places such as museums, landmarks, parks, and libraries are included, along with maps noting their locations.
Nine local experts provide personal listings of cultural venues: Noriko Fujinami lists public art and Robin Dunitz discusses murals that can be found in this "city of murals"; Sharon K. Emanuelli lists some of Los Angeles's important commercial art galleries and other art resources; Margaret Trumbull Nash talks about "virtual L.A."; Peter Henné lists Tinseltown's many attractions for film buffs; René Engel and Jason Martin list their favorite venues for music of all types; Ellen Krout-Hasagawa points out the places where one can explore literary L.A.; and Tom Provenzano comments on the spots where one can sample the lively Los Angeles theater scene.
Letitia Burns O'Connor is the author of Exploring Cultural Resources of Los Angeles,the predecessor to this
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