Hollywood Nocturnes

Hollywood Nocturnes

Book - 1994
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Presents an afterword and six stories that take place in Los Angeles from 1947 to 1959, the same crime-ridden, sex-crazed period of history as his L.A. Quartet novels, which include The Big Nowhere.

Blackwell North Amer
James Ellroy, described by the Los Angeles Times: "Developing into one of the great American writers."
Ellroy's L.A. Quartet novels - The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz - an epic pop history of a toxic metropolis.
Hollywood Nocturnes: An alternative Ellroy universe, etched less in blood and more in elegiac neon.
Dick Contino: Accordion virtuoso, lounge lizard, Red Scare scapegoat. On a greased slide in '58 L.A.: A show biz fatality begging to happen. Dick Contino's Blues: Half nocturne, half torch song. A blast back to tailfins, disease-free promiscuity, sex killers, Commie-bashing, publicity kidnaps, and B-movie redemption - an ode to a time when love came cheap.
Nocturnes: Noir set to music.
James Ellroy: America's great noir writer.
Dick Contino: America's kingpin accordion player, then and now. The accordion and noir? . . .
Suspend your disbelief.
Hollywood Nocturnes: The novella Dick Contino's Blues, Ellroy's entire short-story oeuvre, and a few surprises. Dig it, kats and kittens, chix and charlies: This is prime-time Ellroy.

& Taylor

Presents six stories that take place in Los Angeles from 1947 to 1959

Publisher: New York : Otto Penzler Books, c1994.
ISBN: 9781883402549
Branch Call Number: M ELL
Characteristics: 229 p. ; 24 cm.


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