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Illustrated maps and portraits from the city

Stories from prize-winning writers

A field guide to Los Angeles: surf legends and poets, punk musicians and sports icons, gang culture and palm trees.

Inside Wildsam Los Angeles, you'll find city stories from celebrated writers, past and present; illustrated maps of movie palaces and secret stairs; conversations with native-plant experts, casting agents, traffic engineers and food critics; delightful miscellany from the LA archives, curated selection of the city's best food and shopping experiences and trusted travel intel.

"Early filmmakers spoke of Los Angeles in almost mystical terms. They talked about the magical sunlight. "'We've tried every part of the world,' one producer told the Los Angeles Times. 'This is the best place.'"






145 pages, printed in the U.S.A.
Back-pocket size, 4 x 6.5 inches
Featuring more than a dozen local voices

Founder & Editor in Chief Taylor Bruce
Editor Jesse Katz
Illustrations Caroline Tomlinson
Contributing Writers Ann Friedman, Nathan Masters, Jessica Mischner, Jesse Katz
Featuring Dick Metz, Shamell Bell, Luis Rodriguez, T. Rodgers, Jennifer Bender, Paulina Kael, Roger Ebert, Manohla Dargis, Ann Friedman