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Silver Lake Chronicles

Exploring an Urban Oasis in Los Angeles

Brief History

by Michael Locke

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Situated between Los Feliz and Echo Park a few miles from downtown Los Angeles, Silver Lake thrives as a perennially avant-garde and enchanting enclave. From mansion builders and movie stars to bohemians, visionaries and just plain folk, discover Silver Lake’s illustrious past and a fantastic cast of characters sure to enrich contemporary experience and inform the past. Colorful anecdotes about early movie magnates William Selig and Mack Sennett and silent-screen idols Mabel Normand, Antonio Moreno and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle flesh out these famous figures’ lives in new and surprising ways. Other lesser-known but richly deserving stories about the area’s pioneer families are shared perhaps for the first time. Authors Michael Locke and Vincent Brook present a rich tapestry of this unique urban oasis whose appeal seems only to grow.

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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.

Kindle Book

  • Release date: November 11, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9781625846822
  • Release date: November 11, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9781625846822
  • File size: 9543 KB
  • Release date: November 11, 2014

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History Nonfiction

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English

Situated between Los Feliz and Echo Park a few miles from downtown Los Angeles, Silver Lake thrives as a perennially avant-garde and enchanting enclave. From mansion builders and movie stars to bohemians, visionaries and just plain folk, discover Silver Lake’s illustrious past and a fantastic cast of characters sure to enrich contemporary experience and inform the past. Colorful anecdotes about early movie magnates William Selig and Mack Sennett and silent-screen idols Mabel Normand, Antonio Moreno and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle flesh out these famous figures’ lives in new and surprising ways. Other lesser-known but richly deserving stories about the area’s pioneer families are shared perhaps for the first time. Authors Michael Locke and Vincent Brook present a rich tapestry of this unique urban oasis whose appeal seems only to grow.

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