A Pictorial History of the Chandler Family and Its Role in Creating a Modern Los Angeles
What we have here is Bill Boyarsky's companion piece to Peter Jones' film of the same name (as seen on PBS). Boyarsky is a political columnist for Truthdig.com and blogs for LA Observed, as well as author of Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics and Los Angeles: City of Dreams.
Inventing L.A. consists of an introduction, six chapters and an epilogue, taking the reader from the times of Harrison Gray Otis "The Pioneer" up until the end of the Chandler Era. A wonderful collection of black and white photographs fill the pages of this book; which, along with the text, makes for a very interesting study of Los Angeles and the Chandlers' place within it.
Boyarsky will be presenting and signing Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times at Book Soup on Monday, December 7th at 7:00pm.