The Resource A bright and guilty place : murder, corruption, and L.A.'s scandalous coming of age, Richard Rayner

A bright and guilty place : murder, corruption, and L.A.'s scandalous coming of age, Richard Rayner

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A bright and guilty place : murder, corruption, and L.A.'s scandalous coming of age
Title
A bright and guilty place
Title remainder
murder, corruption, and L.A.'s scandalous coming of age
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rayner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
1920s Los Angeles was the fastest growing city in the world, mad with oil fever, get-rich-quick schemes, celebrity scandals, and religious fervor. It was also rife with organized crime, with a mayor and a DA in the pocket of the syndicates. Here, historian Richard Rayner narrates the entwined lives of two men, Dave Clark and Leslie White, who were caught up in the crimes, murders, and swindles of the day. Over a few transformative years, as the boom times shaded into the Depression, the adventures of Clark and White would inspire pulp fiction and replace L.A.'s reckless optimism with a new cynicism. Together, theirs is the tale of how the city of sunshine got noir. Key events include the theft of water from the Owens River Valley that let L.A grow, the Teapot Dome scandal, and the emergence of crime writers like Raymond Chandler who helped mythologize L.A.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1955-
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Rayner, Richard
Dewey number
364.109794/9409042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6795.L6
LC item number
R39 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Organized crime
  • Murder
  • Political corruption
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A bright and guilty place : murder, corruption, and L.A.'s scandalous coming of age, Richard Rayner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-255) and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 267 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028856728
Label
A bright and guilty place : murder, corruption, and L.A.'s scandalous coming of age, Richard Rayner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-255) and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 267 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028856728

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