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The mirage factory : illusion, imagination, and the invention of Los Angeles, Gary Krist

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The mirage factory : illusion, imagination, and the invention of Los Angeles
Title
The mirage factory
Title remainder
illusion, imagination, and the invention of Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Gary Krist
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A vivid account of the creation of modern Los Angeles, a city born from the fantasies of strong-willed visionaries, from bestselling author and masterful storyteller Gary Krist. Little more than a century ago, the southern coast of California was sleepy semi-desert farmland. Then, as if overnight, one of the world's largest and most iconic cities emerged. At the heart of the seemingly impossible, meteoric rise of Los Angeles were the visions of three ingenious but deeply flawed people. William Mulholland, an immigrant ditch-digger turned self-taught engineer, designed the massive aqueduct that would make urban life possible in this water-starved corner of the country. D.W. Griffith, who virtually invented the basic grammar of moviemaking, would give Los Angeles the industry it needed to grow. And Aimee Semple McPherson, a young evangelist, faith healer, and radio preacher, would provide the city with its identity as a worldwide center for spiritual realization and reinvention. They were all masters of their craft--and each would self-destruct in spectacular fashion. Blinded by hubris, crucified in the tabloids, and confronted by literal, catastrophic failure of design, Mulholland, Griffith and McPherson would see their personal empires crumble even as the one they built collectively came into its own. Spanning the years from 1900 to 1930, The Mirage Factory is the enthralling tale of an improbable city and the people who willed it into existence by pushing the limits of human engineering and imagination"--
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Krist, Gary
Dewey number
979.4/94051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F869.L857
LC item number
K75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif)
  • Los Angeles (Calif)
  • Los Angeles (Calif)
  • California
Label
The mirage factory : illusion, imagination, and the invention of Los Angeles, Gary Krist
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An echo of dynamite -- Implausible city -- A thirsty place -- Alternate realities -- Stories in light and shadow -- On location -- A river now is here -- The birth of an industry -- Water and celluloid -- Epic times -- One million souls to save -- A drinking problem -- Scandals in Bohemia -- Jesus, Jesus all the day long -- Thunder in the valley -- A sound proposition -- The missing Saint -- Silent twilight -- A perfect disaster
Control code
on1037895213
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780451496386
Lccn
2017049682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The mirage factory : illusion, imagination, and the invention of Los Angeles, Gary Krist
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An echo of dynamite -- Implausible city -- A thirsty place -- Alternate realities -- Stories in light and shadow -- On location -- A river now is here -- The birth of an industry -- Water and celluloid -- Epic times -- One million souls to save -- A drinking problem -- Scandals in Bohemia -- Jesus, Jesus all the day long -- Thunder in the valley -- A sound proposition -- The missing Saint -- Silent twilight -- A perfect disaster
Control code
on1037895213
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780451496386
Lccn
2017049682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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