Malibu, California (Images of America Series)

Overview

Malibu offers the best in Southern California living. This small town is situated close to Los Angeles and Hollywood, but far enough away from the traffic and stress of big-city life. All the clichés of Southern California come true in Malibu: the swimming pools, movie stars, paparazzi, and fancy cars. It's the land of champagne wishes and caviar dreams. But Malibu is also a beautiful, quiet, and surprisingly rural beachfront community. In a desirable location going back to the time of the Chumash Indians, the ...

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Overview

Malibu offers the best in Southern California living. This small town is situated close to Los Angeles and Hollywood, but far enough away from the traffic and stress of big-city life. All the clichés of Southern California come true in Malibu: the swimming pools, movie stars, paparazzi, and fancy cars. It's the land of champagne wishes and caviar dreams. But Malibu is also a beautiful, quiet, and surprisingly rural beachfront community. In a desirable location going back to the time of the Chumash Indians, the peace and environment of Malibu have been protected by city fathers with a vision. This is the California Riviera, a thin slice of la dolce vita located between the Santa Monica Mountains and the deep blue sea.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738576145
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 504,666
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Ben Marcus, a former editor of Surfer magazine, has lived in Malibu since 1995. A native of Santa Cruz, Marcus finds Malibu hard to argue with and has researched and written about Malibu's history for many publications, including the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Malibu magazine, the Malibu Times, and Malibu Patch. Marcus finds Malibu a productive place to live and work and has written 13 books on subjects ranging from surfing to Las Vegas. Marc Wanamaker is a founding member of the Hollywood Heritage Museum and is the owner of Bison Archives, a historical research resource, from which these images were drawn. His books for Arcadia Publishing include two-volume sets on historic Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit: 1802-1929 11

2 The Swingin' Thirties: 1930-1939 25

3 Life during Wartime and after: 1940-1949 49

4 The Golden Years: 1950-1959 75

5 Beach Blanket Berserko: 1960-1980 89

6 Malibu Is Stranger than Fiction: 1981-2011 123

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