Dark City. The Real Los Angeles Noir

Designer: Taschen GMBH

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The dark side of Los Angeles, 1920–1950

Explore the darker reality of the City of Angels in this omnibus of photographs and ephemera revealing the underbelly of Los Angeles from the 1920s through the 1950s. From the headline crime of the Black Dahlia to the petty corruption of mayors and cops, discover the flip side of the Southland that inspired the movies and novels which came to be known as “Noir” in this edition, complete with bound-in facsimile magazine clippings.


  • Hardcover, 21 x 28.5 cm, 2.19 kg, 480 pages