What They Say About Los Angeles
March 15, 2009 | 6:00 am
||I'm a fan of W.W. Robinson's books and I picked up this one (note the battered dust jacket) on EBay. It's something like Nicolas Slonimsky's "Lexicon of Musical Invective" with quotes about L.A. Some samples:
"Well how many murders were committed last night?"
"Only four--three Indians and a Mexican (1854)
"This isn't a city; this is a goddam conspiracy. It isn't interested in anything except selling vacant lots and cures for consumption." (1935)
"You have to stay up till two o'clock to realize what a small town Hollywood is." (1941)