Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles

By | December 25, 2017
Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles Author Charles Fleming
ISBN-10 1595800506
ISBN-13 9781595800503
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Santa Monica Press
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Containing walks and detailed maps from throughout the city Secret Stairs highlights the charms and quirks of a unique feature of the Los Angeles landscape and chronicles the geographical architectural and historical aspects of the citys staircases as well as of the neighborhoods in which the steps are located From strolling through the classic La Loma neighborhood in Pasadena to walking the Sunset Junction Loop in Silver Lake to taking the Beachwood Canyon hike through Hollywoodland to enjoying the magnificent ocean views from the Castellammare district in Pacific Palisades Secret Stairs takes you on a tour of the staircases all across the City of Angels The circular walks rated for duration and difficulty deliver tales of historic homes and their fascinating inhabitants bits of unusual local trivia and stories of the neighborhoods surrounding the stairs Thats where William Faulkner was living when he wrote the screenplay for To Have and Have Not that house was designed by Neutra over there is a Schindler thats where Woody Guthrie lived where Anais Nin died and where Thelma Todd was murdered Despite the fact that one of these staircases starred in an Oscar winning short filmLaurel and Hardys The Music Box from 1932these civic treasures have been virtually unknown to most of the citys residents and visitors Now Secret Stairs puts these hidden stairways back on the map while introducing urban hikers to exciting new trails all around the city of Los Angeles

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