City of Fakes
Most cities build monuments out of stone. Los Angeles builds them out of fantasies. From backlots to theme parks, L.A. has long been a city of imaginary worlds. There are Mayan temples that show movies, cruise liners that bottle Coca-Cola, and Babylonian palaces that manufacture tires. Join Zed Adams and Eric Lynxwiler as they chronicle the history of L.A.’s most distinctive contribution to 20th century architecture and design: the themed environment. Drawing upon the photo collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, they offer a guided tour through the history of Angelenos living, working, and playing in a city of fakes.
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