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date: 13 October 2019


The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

James D. Hart

district of Los Angeles, situated eight miles northeast of the city’s downtown and long famous as the center of motion-picture production for the world. Because of this association the area became synonymous with the flamboyance and glamour attached to the industry and its stars. Besides inspiring a great quantity of romantic fiction as well as serious sociological studies, the place has been the subject of much satirical treatment, e.g. ... ...

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