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Review: LA Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City

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If you are an American of a certain age, you remember the TV show that started with the dramatic music DUMDADUMDUM. Then the serious voiceover: “This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I work here. I'm a cop.” “Dragnet,” which originally appeared on NBC in 1951, was a documentarystyle program based on real cases from the Los Angeles Police Department. It was the first time a government agency ... Read full review

L.A. NOIR: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City

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Midcentury L.A., confidential and otherwise.Untangling the web of politics and crime that defined Los Angeles as a locus of "noir" mystique, Governing magazine writer Buntin traces the careers of two ... Read full review

L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City

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"Other cities have histories. Los Angeles has legends." Those first two lines from the prologue of L.A. Noir capture perfectly the sentiment that Buntin portrays throughout his book. Buntin, who ... Read full review


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