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Santa Monica, California: 1950-2010 (Images of America Series)
     

Santa Monica, California: 1950-2010 (Images of America Series)

by Louise B. Gabriel, Santa Monica Historical Society
 

The city of Santa Monica in the post–World War II era has enjoyed a colorful history as both a resort community and as a bustling, vibrant city. Its coastal Mediterranean climate has provided an ideal atmosphere for the famous California lifestyle. Known for the 100-year-old Santa Monica Pier, as well as the Third Street Promenade, for its beautiful beaches

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The city of Santa Monica in the post–World War II era has enjoyed a colorful history as both a resort community and as a bustling, vibrant city. Its coastal Mediterranean climate has provided an ideal atmosphere for the famous California lifestyle. Known for the 100-year-old Santa Monica Pier, as well as the Third Street Promenade, for its beautiful beaches and quaint neighborhoods, Santa Monica has been home to many famous Hollywood movie stars, including Shirley Temple, Cary Grant, Betty Grable, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, and Robert Redford. Arnold Schwarzenegger has also maintained offices here. Santa Monica has played host to many of the nation’s most famous names, such as Gen. Jimmy Doolittle and Pres. John F. Kennedy. The companion piece to Images of America: Early Santa Monica, this volume’s more than 200 photographs cover the dynamic people, businesses, events, attractions, and celebrities that have shaped Santa Monica into the world-renowned city of today.

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Title: Celebrate the History of Santa Monica

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Date: 6/27/2011

New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Santa Monica 1950-2010. In vintage photographs, local author Louise B. Gabriel and the Santa Monica Historical Society share the history of the area. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images, giving readers a unique opportunity to reconnect to the history that shaped their community.

The city of Santa Monica in the post-World War II era has enjoyed a colorful history as both a resort community and as a bustling, vibrant city. Its coastal Mediterranean climate has provided an ideal atmosphere for the famous California lifestyle. Known for the 100-year-old Santa Monica Pier, the Third Street Promenade, beautiful beaches and quaint neighborhoods, Santa Monica has been home to many famous Hollywood movie stars including Shirley Temple, Cary Grant, Betty Grable, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, and Robert Redford. Arnold Schwarzenegger has also maintained offices here.

Santa Monica has played host to many of the nation's most famous names such as Gen. Jimmy Doolittle and U.S. president John F. Kennedy. The companion piece to the author's Images of America: Early Santa Monica, this volume's more than 200 photographs cover the dynamic people, businesses, events, attractions and celebrities that have shaped Santa Monica into the world-renowned city of today.

Highlights of Santa Monica 1950-2010 include:

• Sightsee by the Sea

• Dining around Town

• Luxury Hotels, Churches, and the Northridge Earthquake

• Celebrities and Celebrations

• Community Pillars

• Businesses, Groups and Organizations

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738581439
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/27/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,318,636
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Author Louise B. Gabriel is the president and founder of the Santa Monica History Museum, the source of this book’s evocative photographs. She has served for 28 years as the museum’s president and for 23 years as its curator. Her numerous awards include the Award of Merit from the Conference of California Historical Societies.

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