Chapter

The Arts

in Los Angeles in the 1930s

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268838
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0008
The Arts

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From the beginning music, painting, drama, and architectural design had a part in the life and history of the pueblo of Los Angeles, there has been no continuing line of development in any of the arts. Traditional Spanish culture was gradually diluted in the decades after 1840, and around 1875 it was abruptly displaced. It was not until the great numbers of new residents had begun to take root that creative artists appeared and began to turn to the history and esthetic traditions of the region. This chapter describes the city's architecture, music makers, literature, art and artists, and the theater.

Keywords: Los Angeles; arts; architecture; music makers; literature; artists; theater

Chapter.  13713 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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