L.A. Story

And, Roxanne : Two Screenplays

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Author: Steve Martin

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802135124

Category: Drama

Page: 274

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L.A. Story

Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement

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Author: Ruth Milkman

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610443969

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Sharp decreases in union membership over the last fifty years have caused many to dismiss organized labor as irrelevant in today’s labor market. In the private sector, only 8 percent of workers today are union members, down from 24 percent as recently as 1973. Yet developments in Southern California—including the successful Justice for Janitors campaign—suggest that reports of organized labor’s demise may have been exaggerated. In L.A. Story, sociologist and labor expert Ruth Milkman explains how Los Angeles, once known as a company town hostile to labor, became a hotbed for unionism, and how immigrant service workers emerged as the unlikely leaders in the battle for workers’ rights. L.A. Story shatters many of the myths of modern labor with a close look at workers in four industries in Los Angeles: building maintenance, trucking, construction, and garment production. Though many blame deunionization and deteriorating working conditions on immigrants, Milkman shows that this conventional wisdom is wrong. Her analysis reveals that worsening work environments preceded the influx of foreign-born workers, who filled the positions only after native-born workers fled these suddenly undesirable jobs. Ironically, L.A. Story shows that immigrant workers, who many union leaders feared were incapable of being organized because of language constraints and fear of deportation, instead proved highly responsive to organizing efforts. As Milkman demonstrates, these mostly Latino workers came to their service jobs in the United States with a more group-oriented mentality than the American workers they replaced. Some also drew on experience in their native countries with labor and political struggles. This stock of fresh minds and new ideas, along with a physical distance from the east-coast centers of labor’s old guard, made Los Angeles the center of a burgeoning workers’ rights movement. Los Angeles’ recent labor history highlights some of the key ingredients of the labor movement’s resurgence—new leadership, latitude to experiment with organizing techniques, and a willingness to embrace both top-down and bottom-up strategies. L.A. Story’s clear and thorough assessment of these developments points to an alternative, high-road national economic agenda that could provide workers with a way out of poverty and into the middle class.

L.A. Story

A Reality Check for Transit-based Housing

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Author: Marlon Gary Boarnet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Housing

Page: 30

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"While most of the literature has addressed the merits of [transit-based housing] projects, this paper considers a separate question: Whatever virtues transit-based housing may have, what are its prospects? We find that transit-based housing faces a much steeper uphill battle than the conventional wisdom suggests. Cities' parochial fiscal and economic interests appear to conflict with transit-based housing in several fundamental aspects, a view strongly supported by a behavioral analysis of zoning data for all 232 existing and proposed Southern California rail transit stations. Municipalities behave as if they prefer to use rail transit stations for economic rather than residential development, suggesting that transit oriented planning strategies would profit from more attention to their local fiscal and economic benefits."--Abstract.

Los Angeles

mit Hollywood durch L.A.

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Author: Wolf Jahnke

Publisher: Schüren Verlag

ISBN: 3894727969

Category: Art

Page: 264

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"Es ist cinematografisch die spannendste Stadt überhaupt. Ich rede nicht über Hollywood, sondern von der Stadt an sich." (Regisseur Michael Mann) Los Angeles ist eine Metropole voller Extreme, Widersprüche und Spektakel: Der Glamour Hollywoods, Palmenstrände und Luxusviertel haben unser Bild von L.A. ebenso geprägt wie Bandenkriege, Naturkatastrophen und live übertragene Autoverfolgungsjagden. Dieses ambivalente Image wird seit Jahrzehnten von Spielfilmen sämtlicher Genres thematisiert und entscheidend mitgestaltet. Klassiker des Film noir wie Tote schlafen fest und L.A. Confidential, Stadtportraits wie Short Cuts und L.A. Crash, die Gangsterballaden Pulp Fiction und Collateral oder Komödien wie L.A. story und The Big Lebowski zeigen dabei eines ganz deutlich: L.A. begnügt sich nie damit, einfach nur Kulisse zu sein, die Stadt selbst ist häufig der Hauptdarsteller - facettenreich, unbequem, fordernd und jederzeit bereit, einem Film ihren einzigartigen Stempel aufzudrücken. Der Autor untersucht die Bedeutung der Stadt L.A. im Film. Er beleuchtet Fakten und Klischees, umreißt die Stadtgeschichte und führt den Leser anhand von Filmen durch den Großraum von Los Angeles. Dadurch bietet dieser Streifzug erstmals ein verständliches und klar strukturiertes Bild der unüberschaubaren Megalopolis. Neben umfassenden Informationen über die Stadt und ihre Filme bietet das Buch eine Vielzahl an kurzweiligen Anekdoten sowie einmalige Bilder von den unterschiedlichen Drehorten. Diese neuen Einblicke ermöglichen es allen Kinofans und L.A.-Reisenden, diese faszinierende Großstadt von der Couch oder direkt vor Ort zu erkunden. Der Autor geht auf die Geschichte von L.A. ein und zeigt, welche Aspekte von Los Angeles in Filmen reflektiert werden. Er stellt filmische Locations den realen Orten gegenüber.

Strahlend schöner Morgen

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Author: James Frey

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3550920032

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Old Man Joe, der Trinker, das Ausreißerpärchen Dylan und Maddie, Amberton, der Filmstar, der heimlich Männer liebt, und die behütete Einwanderertochter Esperanza - sie sind die Hauptfiguren in diesem großen amerikanischen Gegenwartsroman über die Mega-City L.A. In ihren Geschichten entfaltet sich ein Kosmos urbanen Lebens, ein Kaleidoskop aus grellen und dynamischen Bildern, aus Sehnsüchten und zerstörten Träumen. Dylan liebt Maddie und ist mit ihr unterwegs nach L.A., Stadt der Hoffnung so vieler Menschen auf eine bessere Zukunft. Die Filmstars Amberton und Casey sind nur zur Tarnung miteinander verheiratet und ständig auf der Suche nach Sex und Bewunderung. Esperanza aus Mexiko verdient ihr Geld im Haushalt einer tyrannischen Lady und verliebt sich in deren Sohn. Der Obdachlose Old Man Joe entdeckt seine Mitmenschlichkeit, als er ein drogensüchtiges Mädchen zusammengeschlagen hinter einer Mülltonne findet. Sie und viele andere Figuren, die im Vorübergehen den Weg des Lesers kreuzen, ergeben das fesselnde Bild einer sich ständig wandelnden Metropole, seit Generationen Verheißung und Moloch zugleich. In L.A., der eigentlichen Hauptfigur, spiegeln Fakten und Fiktion einander im Rhythmus von Geschichte und Gegenwart, von Illusion, Liebe und Gewalt. Ein fulminant komponierter Roman über den unzerstörbaren American Dream. Entdecken Sie auch das Hörbuch zu diesem Titel! Filmmaterial zu James Frey und 'Strahlend schöner Morgen' finden Sie hier. Fotos zur Lesereise mit Daniel Haas und Fritzi Haberlandt finden Sie hier.

His and Hers

A Poetry Collection

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Author: Keith Sikora,L. A. Story

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987714609

Category:

Page: 74

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Two award-winning poets in one book. Keith W. Sikora and L.A. Story pair up to put together a collection of poems filled with the best each poet has to offer. This book is filled with fantasy, romance, mysticism and magical realism. If you like your poetry brushed with magic and emotion, then you will find it here in the compiled work created by this powerful husband and wife writing team.

Hamlet's Heirs

Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium

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Author: Linda Charnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134506007

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Speaking to readers in a voice that is adventurous rather than authoritative, innovative rather than institutional and speculative rather than orthodox, Linda Charnes’ provocative study of Shakespeare’s legacy in contemporary American and British politics explores the following themes: namesake princes and presidents stolen thrones and elections plutocrats and insurgents campaign trails and war-mongering waning monarchy and imperilled democracy revengers, early modern and postmodern. Linked by focused readings of Hamlet and the Henriad, the essays follow Shakespeare’s two most famous royal sons, the Princes Hamlet and Hal, as they haunt contemporary political psychology in the early years of a new millennium, and especially in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Between devolution in Britain and the new ‘doctrine’ of pre-emptive strike in the United States, our contemporary Hamlets and Hals epitomize a debate – as fraught now as in Shakespeare’ day – about the cost of spin-doctoring legacies. In exploring how current political culture inherits Shakespeare, Hamlet’s Heirs challenges scholarly assumptions about historical periodicity, modernity and the uses of Shakespeare in present day contexts.

Conversations with Steve Martin

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Author: Robert E. Kapsis

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1626743215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business. While those less familiar with his full body of work may think of Martin as primarily the “wild and crazy guy” with an arrow through his head, this book makes the case that he is in fact one of our nation’s most accomplished and varied artists. It shows the full range of Martin’s creative work, tracing the source of his comic imagination from his early standup days, starting in the mid to late 1960s through the films he has written and starred in, and emphasizing his more recent creative outpourings as playwright, essayist, novelist, memoirist, songwriter, composer, musician, and art critic. “Standup is the hardest material in the world to write for someone else; it’s like trying to condense 10 years of experience into 20 minutes of new material.,” Martin says. But commenting on his fiction writing, he says. “I think you have to be able to find as a writer that state where you don’t know what you’re going to say or what the character is going to say or who the characters are. That’s the biggest thrill of all. When you start to trust that subconscious thing and you don’t censor yourself—just remember you can always throw it away—that’s when the good stuff comes out.” The selected materials consist not only of pieces focused primarily on Martin’s writings, but also broader profiles and conversations that help explain Martin’s development as a writer within the larger context of his many other accomplishments, talents, and performance skills.

How I Slept My Way to the Middle

Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs

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Author: Kevin Pollak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762789999

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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How I Slept My Way to the Middle winningly combines never-before-heard stories featuring A-list entertainers with fan favorites and Kevin’s own thoughts about how he made it. He turned down his first invitation to do stand-up on The Tonight Show because he knew that he’d make a bigger impact if he sat on the couch next to Johnny. That huge risk—which paid off in spades—was just the beginning. Find out how he brought John Belushi to his knees, tortured Paul Reiser (twice), bamboozled Larry King, stole Alan Arkin’s soul, almost killed Warren Beatty, and sucked face with Robert DeNiro’s girlfriend. Now a new media entrepreneur, he’s laughing proof that if you follow your gut and believe in yourself, you can do anything you want—except have a rational conversation with Rip Torn, who’s an evil, paranoid $#!%.

Familiengeschichte(n) - Histoire(s) de famille - Family (Hi)story

Geschichten, Berichte und Kindheitserinnerungen aus dem Familienkreis der Wiesheus - Histoires, nouvelles et souvenirs d'enfance du cercle familial des Wiesheu - Stories, tales and childhood memories of the Wiesheu family

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Author: Johann Wiesheu

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735710379

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Dieses Buch ist mit viel Freude und Abenteuerlust entstanden, beides springt auf den Leser über. Eine Familie sucht sich selber und entdeckt bei ihren regelmäßigen Zusammenkünften, zur Vorbereitung eines großen Familientreffens, die interessante Seite der Vergangenheit. Die persönlichen Geschichten aus dem Leben der Nachkommenschaft der Familie Wiesheu. Einfache Leute vom heutigen Standpunkt aus betrachtet, damals fleißige und in gewisser Weise stolze Bauern und deren Nachfahren, die ihren Besitz wertschätzten und Aufgaben und Pflichterfüllung über ihre eigenen Bedürfnisse stellten. Aus den Geschichten spricht eine gewisse Bescheidenheit, die jeder Ehrlichkeit zu Grunde liegt. Diese Authentizität ist es, die dem Buch Glaubwürdigkeit verleiht und mitten aus dem Leben der Landbevölkerung des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts ein Zeitzeugnis abgibt. Ein Buch für Menschen, mit Liebe zu ihrer Heimat und Freude am Entdecken der eigenen Vergangenheit. Einige der Geschichten sind auch ins Französische und Englische übersetzt.

Love & Legends

An L.a. Story

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Author: Satin Bush

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523692620

Category:

Page: 214

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MAHOGANY is definitely the new girl in town and her name is ringing bells. After battling six years in an abusive marriage, the last thing on her mind is a man. She has built an empire solely off the bricks that people have thrown at her. TRIP will stop at nothing to make the new comer his and how could she turn down one of the most eligible and wealthy men in Los Angles? As a single Father of twin girl, he is still battling the horrific murder of their mother. There is something about Mahogany that reminds him of the woman who was taken from him so early. LIAM is not ashamed to say where he has come from. Being openly gay he takes pride in his sexuality. If only Jamal would embrace his, their relationship could flourish. Living under the scrutiny of the media the NBA he can't afford for his secret to be exposed. FATIMA is the face of one of the largest lingerie companies in the world. Although beautiful, she is spiraling on a path of destruction. Jamal satisfies her craving for attention and caters to her sexual needs but what she doesn't know is that he has some sexual cravings he likes to satisfy as well. The noise from the kitchen startles her out of her sleep as a familiar voice grows angrier by the minute. "Liam" she whispers to herself in shock as she races down the stairs. Jamal is now faced with what will boil down to the pain staking truth. The gunshot echoed throughout the house and screams of agony quickly follow. The surprise Jamal leaves behind will shake up the world! The wedding date is set but, somehow Mahogany knows Trip is still not complete. As he opens the box tears flow from his eyes in disbelief. He is adopted and she has managed to track his birth mother. The voice on the other end of the phone is frail and weary. Trip introduces himself as the woman's son. "My son is dead!" she screams in a fit of rage. "He passed away in a house fire at the age of ten!" Listening down the hall, Mahogany quickly realizes that this was a big mistake and races towards his office to offer the information she has withheld from him. Trip is enraged at the news and grips Mahogany by the arm aggressively demanding answers. She looks at him with hate in her eyes as she demands to be let go. Fatima has bottled the truth up long enough it is time to come clean she has hidden the secret for over three years. She summons up the courage to tell Trip that she is his little sister. His jaw dropped in disbelief as the bottled anger within him erupts! The lies are starting to unfold and what comes to surface will be utterly shocking!

Melody & Scott - L.A. Love Story

Roman

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Author: Sarah Glicker

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3958182038

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Ein Bad-Boy zum Verlieben Melody ist die jüngste von drei Schwestern und muss sich als Nesthäkchen der Familie immer wieder beweisen. Ihr neuer Job in einer großen Anwaltskanzlei bietet die perfekte Möglichkeit dazu. Doch bereits an ihrem ersten Tag läuft sie auf dem Flur in Scott hinein. Scott, der Sohn ihres Chefs, ist ein echtes Ekelpaket und macht ihr fortan in der Firma das Leben zur Hölle. Am Ende ihrer ersten Woche bietet sich Melody trotzdem die Chance ihres Lebens. Sie darf auf Geschäftsreise gehen und soll einen wichtigen Kunden an Land ziehen. Begleitet wird sie dabei allerdings von keinem Geringeren als Scott höchstpersönlich. Melody ist alles andere als begeistert von dieser Aussicht. Und bereits bei ihrer Ankunft im Hotel erwartet sie das nächste Problem: Es wurde nur ein Zimmer gebucht, das sie sich mit Scott teilen muss … Von Sarah Glicker sind bei Forever by Ullstein erschienen: Second Chance for Love (Las-Vegas-Reihe 1) Love at Third Sight (Las-Vegas-Reihe 2) Melody & Scott – L.A. Love Story (Pink Sisters Band 1) Haley & Travis – L.A. Love Story (Pink Sisters Band 2) Brooke & Luke – L.A. Love Story (Pink Sisters Band 3) L.A. Love Storys Band 1-3: 3 Romane in einem Bundle Craving You. Henry & Lauren (A Biker Romance 1) Breaking You. Jenny & Dean (A Biker Romance 2) Releasing You. Lucas & Abby (A Biker Romance 3)

Tails of the Guppy Ranch

An La Story

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Author: John R. K. Mitchell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541278202

Category:

Page: 412

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In the late 1960's a young man travels to California to fulfill his ambition of working with animals and maybe even find a girl like the one his grandfather married. Living behind a run down little pet store operated by a peculiar "minister" with an odd church and age old secrets John falls into the gritty underworld of the animal trade. Here he is befriended by a foul little man who teaches him the craft of "monkey business" and other crude dealings. But by night John heads over the hill to Hollywood to socialize with young people his age where he discovers other kinds of animals in this strange new world of rock and roll and the Age of Aquarius.

Criers

Rise of the Prophets

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Author: L. A. Story

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533167989

Category:

Page: 290

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Only two things are certain. The Criers are coming. The Criers will change everything. The infamous street preacher Duke Batten has foretold the coming of the Criers for more than a quarter of a century to an unbelieving world that does not know of The War between the Healers and Adversaries. For many years, he was the first and only Crier - a powerful prophet for the Father God. Now, Criers are coming into their powers and some are the most unlikely individuals one would expect to be called into service by the King of Light. Sage and Rachel Waldron, and their grown children, Daniel and Sarah, are a powerful force for the Healers. The Adversaries have become more desperate as the Healers have begun to win too many skirmishes. In a bold move, the Adversaries employ a terrible strategy to turn the tide of the war. As part of this strategy, Duke and his family, as well as the Waldron family, become primary targets. Blood with be shed. Hearts will be broken. Lives will be saved and everything will change.

L.A. Cops: A Story of Honor, Sex & Tragedy

L.A. Cops: A Story of Honor, Sex & Tragedy

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Author: Samuel Turner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479728535

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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L.A. Cops is primarily a work of fiction; with a few exceptions, the names of my characters as well as most of the cities and counties in the San Joaquin Valley are figments of my imagination. If the reader believes that I have written about actual places, as well as real crimes, that is his right to do so. I can only say in my defense that all writers have stored in their memory-cells recollections of actual events, and frequently borrow from those storage banks ideas that eventually go together to make up a story, or even an entire novel. That’s how writers of fiction make a living; unless the work is pure science-fiction, the more closely it resembles real-life situations, the more likely it will sell, because we all experience something inside when we can relate to the characters, events, or locales in a story. I have used real situations—and in several instances—actual places in the chapters that deal with World War II. Of course, built within that framework, I’ve taken the liberty to make my characters more colorful, gallant, or tyrannical than may have been the actual case. I wasn’t old enough during that period to have had personal experiences of this nature, but some of the military individuals I’ve introduced you to may approximately match some that I ran into during my own years in the Air Force. After all, no one period in time has its own special hold on good, decent people, nor on those who have made life less than great for those they have come in contact with. You will find both types playing important roles in my book.

Brooke & Luke - L.A. Love Story

Roman

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Author: Sarah Glicker

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3958182003

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Ein sexy Sportler mit düsterer Vergangenheit Brooke ist die mittlere von drei Schwestern und weiß nicht recht, was sie mit ihrem Leben anfangen soll. Ihr Job als Kellnerin bringt keine Erfüllung, aber einen anderen Plan für die Zukunft hat sie nicht. Als ihre Schwestern ihr die Teilnahme an einem Selbstverteidigungskurs schenken, damit sie neue Menschen kennenlernt, ist sie zunächst alles andere als begeistert. Doch dann steht sie plötzlich Luke gegenüber, ihrem neuen Trainer, der ihr Herz sofort höherschlagen lässt. Brooke will sich gar nicht erst mit dem Frauenheld einlassen, der eine dunkle Vergangenheit zu haben scheint. Doch seinem Charme kann sie nur schwer widerstehen …

Time Out Los Angeles

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Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846703018

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Time Out Los Angeles is a VIP pass beyond the velvet rope and into the heart of one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. The capital of the West Coast, a sprawling megalopolis that is home to more stars than the night sky, Los Angeles continues to enthrall all those who visit it. Whether visitors are looking for tips on the hottest bets or hot springs, this is the must-have travel guide — it covers the newest clubs, restaurants, and shopping, as well as day-trip suggestions in every direction.