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by Ryan Gierach

Free eBook West Hollywood (Images of America) download ISBN: 0738528501
Author: Ryan Gierach
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (November 17, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 128
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Americas
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West Hollywood (Images of America) Paperback – November 12, 2003. Local journalist and historian Ryan Gierach is an active member of the West Hollywood community.

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West Hollywood, which began as Sherman, a rail yard town, played an integral role in creating the "Hollywood" film industry while it grew up alongside the fashionable Beverly Hills to house the service industries needed by these wealthy neighbors. Images of America: West Hollywood by Ryan Gierach (2003, Paperback). Напишите отзыв первым Об этом товаре.

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In his 2003 book West Hollywood (Images of America), author Ryan Gierach writes, The predominantly renter, Jewish, gay and senior citizen residents of the progressive-minded area determined to step out of the shadows of nearby communities and create a city of their own. West Hollywood has been a beacon of hope, drawing refugees from Russia and around the world to its tolerant streets. Over the years, the neighborhood offered everything a Russian soul could ever ask for. A Russian version of sauna, known as banya, became a place to socialize and discuss news with fellow expats.

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West Hollywood, which began as Sherman, a rail yard town, played an integral role in creating the "Hollywood" film industry while it grew up alongside the fashionable Beverly Hills to house the service industries needed by these wealthy neighbors. During Prohibition, the still unincorporated area was the site of the entertainment industry's watering holes and gambling parlors, and nicknames such as the "Sinful Drag," "The Adult Playground," and "Hollywood's Soul" were bestowed upon West Hollywood's world-famous Sunset Strip, where today's visitors can still dance in the footsteps of legends like Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks Sr. As time marched on, the predominantly renter, Jewish, gay, and senior citizen residents of the progressive-minded area determined to step out of the shadows of nearby communities and create a city of their own, an effort that caused some controversy but resulted in the incorporation of West Hollywood in 1984. Since incorporation West Hollywood has been a beacon of hope, drawing refugees from Russia and around the world to its tolerant streets.
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Nidor
I really wanted to like this book as I grew up in West Hollywood, but most of the book is centered on the Sunset Strip, the Pacific Design Center, and the cities incorporation and gay rights. Nothing about the strong Jewish community centered around Fairfax. Nothing of what was in place before the Pacific Design Center and Cedars-Sinai. And what of other popular restaurants that were not on the Sunset Strip. Some of the photos are nice, but I have seen about half of the older photos elsewhere and with better documentation as to what building is pictured and where it is or if no longer there when it was torn down. Very disappointed in the book, oh, also Mr. Gierach the photo on the top of page 69 is 1935 not 1953. The film industry was not threatened by television, yet.
Cogelv
Anyone interested in West Hollywood would love to cherish this book and the numerous pictures that come with it. The author describes the birth and growth of this little city wonderfully. The book reads great and the pictures do a wonderful job of grasping many features of this town and how it evolved over the last 120 years.

In 1894, a man named Moses Sherman bought the land and designated it as the headquarters of the Los Angeles Pacific Railway Co., and year's later motion picture studios of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks rolled into town; other studios like Chaplin Studios, Lasky studio and Union studios followed. Filming of the movies started in 1916 in West Hollywood. The present Sunset strip became the stomping ground for the elites of entertainment industry with its nightclubs, hotels, and apartments. It was the most glamorous nightlife destination. The author observes that its trendy nature made it a hub for the people of alternative life styles because the Los Angeles County's law enforcement largely ignored this part until much later. In the 60s it became a major gathering place for the social revolutionaries and counter culture groups; hippies, musicians, and actors roamed in this town. Screen vamp Alla Nazimova an open lesbian and radical bohemian built the garden of Allah in 1921 for fun and frolicking; wild parties lasting days, orgies, pranks, fights, suicides and deaths. The Sunset strip turned into a play ground of stars: Luxury apartments such as Sunset Towers and Chateau Marmont were also built in late 1920s. The Gene Autry's Hotel Continental (later became Hyatt House) was the sight of the storied hotel room destructions ever recorded in the tabloids. The parties lasted days. Nightclubs like Ciro's, Mocambo and Trocadero sported top names during strips heyday. Schwab's Pharmacy also became a center for publicity hangout. Aspiring stars and singers dined at the lunch counter waiting to be discovered. In 1930s, the film actors frequented shops along the strip such as Elizabeth Arden, and Montgomery's Sunset Plaza became a glamorous shopping center. Many original buildings of the plaza still exist in the Sunset strip.

There are too many pictures to cherish; my favorites are photos from 1930's Sunset strip area that included; the pictures of Chateau Marmont, Ciro's (currently the Comedy Store), Café Trocadero, and The Sunset Towers. Other pictures worth mentioning are; the 1907 picture of Lauren Canyon rail line that ran on Sunset Blvd; 1920s shooting of film in W. Hollywood; the Pickford - Fairbanks studios of 1919, and the Los Angeles Farmer's Market.

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Fordg
Who would have thought that the city of West Hollywood has ALWAYS been at the forefront of tolerance, human dignity, and positive community change?
I live here and didn't know it - thought that the place grew tolerant in the 70s when I moved in.
I also didn't know how important the film industry was - I thought it all happened in hollywood. The photos of the lots in WeHo were great, and also the Sunset Strip (I didn't realize that the entire Strip lay in WeHo, either).
The book was a delight to read (quite humorous for a history) and the pix were terrific. Enjoy it.
Frank
Dilmal
Liked the historical photos and history of West Hollywood but was less interested in the social issues covered within the book.
Twentyfirstfinger
Excellent product, would buy again. These folks give Amazon a good name.