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What They Say About Los Angeles


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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)


 
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