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Arcana Books Welcomes Pamela Littky
September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Like many apartment buildings in Hollywood, the Villa Bonita was built during the film industry’s first heyday bridging the 1920s to the 1930s. Built for the vast crews and casts that Cecil B. DeMille was hiring during the period, the Villa Bonita has housed great Hollywood figures from Errol Flynn to Francis Ford Coppola.
In the absence of traditionally scaled, walkable neighborhoods, Los Angeles has long created community within the confines of these kinds of apartment complexes. Young and old, employed and between gigs, dreamers and those whose dreams left long ago – everyone arrived at the Villa Bonita for one good reason or another. Featuring a foreword by Cameron Crowe, this striking hardbound volume brings us within intimate distance of its subjects, as Los Angeles-based photographer – and Arcana favorite – Pamela Littky surveys all of the inhabitants of this historic apartment tower in the middle of Hollywood, creating a collective portrait of the transient nature of the city.