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The Resource Unreal estate : money, ambition, and the lust for land in Los Angeles, Michael Gross

Unreal estate : money, ambition, and the lust for land in Los Angeles, Michael Gross

Label
Unreal estate : money, ambition, and the lust for land in Los Angeles
Title
Unreal estate
Title remainder
money, ambition, and the lust for land in Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Michael Gross
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Gross, chronicler of America's rich and powerful, goes west to uncover the very secret history of Los Angeles, specifically those wealthiest and most private of enclaves--Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, and Beverly Park--through their most mind-boggling estates, and the fascinating, fabulous folks who created and populate them. Gross begins with the mob-driven history of the newest mega-mansion district in L.A., Beverly Park. Using the century-long evolution from adobe huts to $100 million mansions as the baseline of the story, he reveals how a few powerful and often ruthless oil and railroad magnates imposed their idyllic vision of the good life on the Los Angeles landscape to create the legendary communities known as the Platinum Triangle. But the stories of these homes are just a window onto the lives of their owners and occupants over the course of the twentieth century.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gross, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F869.L857
LC item number
G76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mansions
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Unreal estate : money, ambition, and the lust for land in Los Angeles, Michael Gross
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bar code
  • 31223091115361
  • 31223091115627
  • 31223091115429
  • 31223091115411
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • McMansions, 1911-2011
  • Ranchos, 1539-1906
  • Lots for sale, 1906-1932
  • Great estates, 1932-1959
  • White elephants, 1958-1979
  • Trophy houses, 1980--2011
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 533 p.
Isbn
9780767932653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 701810370
  • (OCoLC)701810370
Label
Unreal estate : money, ambition, and the lust for land in Los Angeles, Michael Gross
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bar code
  • 31223091115361
  • 31223091115627
  • 31223091115429
  • 31223091115411
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • McMansions, 1911-2011
  • Ranchos, 1539-1906
  • Lots for sale, 1906-1932
  • Great estates, 1932-1959
  • White elephants, 1958-1979
  • Trophy houses, 1980--2011
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 533 p.
Isbn
9780767932653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 701810370
  • (OCoLC)701810370

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