Thanks for Joel Bellman of the Topanga Messenger for a terrific perspective on the events surrounding the new Angel City Press book Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941 by Darryl Holter and William Deverell. Read the piece here. It seems that our vagabond troubador strained the patience of even the legendarially mellow folks in... read more
Take a listen to "From jellied consomme to roast squab, old menus reflect L.A.'s changing tastes" and hear Josh Kun and Amanda Cohen talk about how menus affect our dining experience. Not to spoil if or anything, here's our favorite part of the Q&A: NC: After doing this project, has this changed... read more
After a complete sell-out of the original 2010 edition, Knott’s Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, the History of Knott’s Berry Farm (Revised Edition) is back -- and it's an expanded and updated treat for berry-farm fans everywhere. As they combed through theme-park archives to locate additional images and stories... read more
We love to live. We love to dine. We love L.A. So... why not learn about living and dining in L.A. in style? The exhibition -- and the book -- To Live and Dine in L.A. launches on June 13, 2015. Come to the Los Angeles Central Library and see it... read more
Stop by the Angel City Press booth 119 this weekend at USC to celebrate the long-awaited debut of Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Purchase your copy and meet authors Geraldine Knatz and Naomi Hirahara on Saturday from 12-2. We at ACP are... read more
The weekend of April 18-19, 2015 marks the twentieth running of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Please join the Angel City Press crew at USC (we are in booth 119, next to Vroman's and near Tommy Trojan) in celebrating books, writers, literacy, and springtime. Of course, Angel City... read more
The Los Angeles Times fittingly used its most emblematic resource -- a former Times staffer -- to pen its obituary for Al Martinez, who died Monday after a long struggle with COPD. Lately, Al had been writing for LAObserved.com, before that for the Daily News, and for a generation prior at... read more
Take a two-minute look at the fabulous Mabel Normand, complete with placards and a soundtrack from the epilogue of Jon Boorstin's novel Mabel and Me, published by none other than Angel City Press. [11-Jun-2014] read more
It has been quite a year since the initial publication of Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles by Stephen Gee. We have moved from a collective "John who?" at the book's City Hall Rotunda launch to the dedication of John Parkinson Square at Fifth and Spring, and prominent recognition of... read more
Join us to celebrate books, reading, ideas, and springtime! On Saturday, April 12 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, April 13 from 10am-5pm, Angel City Press will be in Booth 119 (near Tommy Trojan, next to Vroman's) at the 18th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. Of course, Angel City Press books... read more
from Paddy: Angel City Press had the honor of working with wonderful Lonnie White and his chronicle UCLA vs. USC: 75 years of the Greatest Rivalry in Sports. His positive spirit will live on in our hearts. We have lost a friend. from Scott: The Times closed its book division... read more
Gasol puts his hand on people’s shoulders to minimize the effect of his height advantage; he drops to his knees to connect with sick children at their eye level. He has been an ambassador for UNICEF for more than a decade, once dipping his finger into special formula to feed a severely malnourished Ethiopian year-old baby who had lost his mother.
Yes, soft…yet tough enough to save Bryant and the Lakers in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.
And for all that has gone wrong since, he hasn’t gone running.
Hooray!! We are proud as punch of all those folks whose efforts to save Paul Conrad's amazing "Chain Reaction" sculpture at the Santa Monica Civic Center (finally) resonated with our town's powers-that-be. For details, see David Ng's 2/26/2014 piece "Santa Monica votes to save 'Chain Reaction' by Paul Conrad" on the L.A.... read more
Angel City Press is thrilled to welcome Dory Dutton as our new sales director. If you are a bookseller in need of ACP sales assistance, please contact Dory via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. After thirteen years at ACP, Chuck Morrell has traded in the books for the grandkids. We are equally honored... read more
On Friday afternoon, August 2, we headed from Angel City Press at the beach to downtown L.A. for a performance related to our new book Songs in the Key of Los Angeles. We brought a picnic and got there early, as did a thousand or so other people. The sound-check... read more
Architect John Parkinson died in 1935, and the Los Angeles Times praised him: “Future generations have only to walk through the streets of Los Angeles to be reminded how much John Parkinson in his lifetime contributed to the city that grew up under his hand.” In Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect... read more
The Sunset Strip, circa 1967. Buffalo Springfield called it right: “There’s something happening here…what it is ain’t exactly clear.” What was happening then is now absolutely clear. Rock ’n’ roll and the kids who lived it were coming of age—right there on The Strip. And, as if to define the... read more
The very name Beverly Hills conjures images of glamour, wealth, and success; in reality, the place has more than its share of malice, mayhem and, yes, even murder. In the breathtaking, and sometimes-macabre pages of Beverly Hills Confidential, the underbelly of the tummy-tucked gets exposed. Straight from the files of the... read more