San Fernando Valley, California (Images of America Series)

Overview


The Mission San Fernando was founded on September 8, 1797, as an outpost of New Spain, in the vast expanse between the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountains. Northwest over the Hollywood Hills from downtown Los Angeles, this land was developed into a vital farming and citrus breadbasket. After 1900, real estate developers began subdividing "the Valley," as it is popularly known, and by 1940, communities of Los Angeles proper and new cities formed into models of suburbia: Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Burbank, ...
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Overview


The Mission San Fernando was founded on September 8, 1797, as an outpost of New Spain, in the vast expanse between the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountains. Northwest over the Hollywood Hills from downtown Los Angeles, this land was developed into a vital farming and citrus breadbasket. After 1900, real estate developers began subdividing "the Valley," as it is popularly known, and by 1940, communities of Los Angeles proper and new cities formed into models of suburbia: Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Burbank, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Northridge, Roscoe (Sun Valley), Tarzana, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, San Fernando, Glendale, Canoga Park, Pacoima, Toluca Lake, and Woodland Hills. The film industry built studios, location ranches, and support facilities in the valley. The aviation industries grew too, and the Hollywood, Ventura, and Golden State Freeways redrew the map. Songs, movies, and television shows have helped ingrain "the Valley" into L.A. lore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738571577
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/27/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,389,106
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Marc Wanamaker has written more than a dozen books on Hollywood and Los Angeles history and owns Bison Archives, one of Southern California's unique photographic collections. Among his books showcasing the Bison collection are Arcadia Publishing's two-volume sets on Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Subdivision of the Ranchos 9

2 San Fernando Valley Development 13

3 The North Valley 19

4 The East Valley 29

5 The South Valley 45

6 The West Valley 73

7 The Central Valley 85

8 Motion Picture and Television Studios 97

9 Filming Locations and Homes of the Stars 113

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