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California Babylon by Anneli Rufus 0312263856 9780312263850
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California Babylon by Anneli Rufus

California: the whole world knows it as the mother lode of scandal and celebrity, mayhem and miracles, a place where nearly anything can happen - and does. Giving the lowdown on the most notorious locations across the state, California Babylon redefines tourism for the 21st century by guiding you to the places you actually want to see, whether youll admit to it or not. Packed with photographs and with easy-to-follow directions to each site, California Babylon unveils the real-life filming locations; scenes of rock-n-roll debauchery; homes and hotspots where the stars lived, dined, made love and died - and where they still do today. With this detailed, up-to-date guide, you can revisit some of the most shocking, puzzling, glamorous and tragic moments the world has ever known. Spend the night in the very hotel rooms where Janis Joplin, John Belushi, or Hawaiis King Kamehameha died. See the site where Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones whipped hundreds of followers into a frenzy. Visit the orphanage where little Norma Jeane Baker dreamed of stardom. Follow in the footsteps of serial killers. Recreate the camera angles for dozens of your favorite films, from Vertigo to Pee Wees Big Adventure. With California Babylons help, you can also see: *infamous crime scenes *the homes of screen legends *graves of the rich and famous *assassination sites *abandoned utopias *restaurants and bars frequented by celebrities Forget the endless malls and beaches! Wouldnt you rather see JFKs secret love-nest, the stage where Michael Jacksons hair burst into flames, or the alley that was the epicenter of prostitution in gold-rush era San Francisco? These are the guilty pleasures youll actually write home about, and theyre what make California the wacky, world-famous, and truly unbelievable place it is today.

Author: Anneli Rufus

Language: English

Edition: Revised

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 308

Publisher: St. Martins Griffin

Publication Date: 2000-10-01

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ISBN: 0312263856


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