Land of Smoke and Mirrors: A Cultural History of Los Angeles

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INDEX
Aaronson, Max (a.k.a. Bronco Billy Anderson), 253n6
ABC (American Broadcasting Company), 95
Abdulhafiz, Abdosh, 270n54
Abu-Lughod, Janet, 124
Acjacheman (Juaneño) Indians, 3
Acosta, Abraham, 202, 203
“Across the Wall” (art exhibit), 234
Acuna, Bernie, 241
Acuna, Rudolfo, 163
Adamic, Louis, 9, 13, 77, 79, 108–10, 218
Adams, India, 94
Adorno, Theodor, 107. See also Frankfurt School
Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, The (television series, 1954–59), 95
African Americans, 14, 20, 124, 145, 153, 158, 162, 167, 170–88, 190, 191, 195, 198, 206, 209, 211–14, 216, 222, 227, 229, 230, 233, 234, 237, 255n50, 256n78, 272n19; and black flight, 181, 184; and gangs (see also Bloods; Crips), 183–88, 268n47; and Koreans, 185, 186, 199, 237; and Latinos, 182, 187, 237; and pobladores, 1, 153, 170, 171, 242; Second Great Migration, 174, 175, 187. See also Black Panther Party; Black Power movement; blaxploitation; Central Avenue; L.A. noir; Los Angeles School of black filmmakers; South Central; Watts; individual films
Age of the Hispanic, 167–69
Agricultural Association, 73
Aguilar, Christobal, 167
Ahmanson, Howard, 210
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), 227, 228
Ainu people, 2
Aki, Michael, 200, 201, 201ill
Alarcon, Richard, 268n48
Alien Land Laws, 190
Allen, Woody, 229, 233
Alva, Bea, 56
Alvitre, Cindi, 12, 45
Ambassador Hotel, 114, 179
Ameche, Don, 30, 52, 53
American Dream, 81, 116, 120, 179, 212
American Family (television series, 2002–4), 167
American Federation of Labor (AFL), 79–81
American Me (Edward James Olmos, 1992), 162, 163, 167
América Tropical, La (mural, David Alfaro Siqueiros), 14–16, 14ill, 169, 171
America Tropical (opera, Oliver Mayer and David Conte), 16
Amos ’n’ Andy (television series, 1951–53), 272n19
Anaheim, 95, 203
Andersen, Thom, 17
Anderson, Benedict, 7
Anderson, Bronco Billy (Max Aaronson), 253n6
Andrade, Robert, 240
Angel’s Flight (Don Ryan), 18, 109–14, 260n27
Angel’s Flight funicular railway, 110–11
Angelus Temple, 20
Anger, Kenneth, 225–26

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iv
  • Contents viii
  • Acknowledgments x
  • Prologue 1
  • Introduction 5
  • Part One - Original Si(G)N 23
  • Chapter 1 - The Ramona Myth 25
  • Chapter 2 - Ramona Revisited 43
  • Part Two - Si(G)N City 65
  • Chapter 3 - "City with Two Heads" 67
  • Chapter 4 - What Price Hollywood? 83
  • Part Three - L.a. Noir 103
  • Chapter 5 - Bright and Guilty Place 105
  • Chapter 6 - Neo-Noir 126
  • Part Four - Multicultural L.a 151
  • Chapter 7 - Latinos 153
  • Chapter 8 - Blacks 170
  • Chapter 9 - Lasians 189
  • Chapter 10 - Langlos and Lagbts 209
  • Conclusion 233
  • Notes 243
  • Index 281
  • About the Author 303
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