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Sharing Los Angeles Food History on Thanksgiving Day

November 22, '16 by Victoria Bernal

For many, Thanksgiving is a holiday that serves up our culinary histories on a platter. Recipes handed down from family members are pulled out and shared with the next generation. In honor of these food traditions, here’s a brief look at Los Angeles’ Thanksgiving menus as seen through the lens... read more

Remembering Political Cartoonist Paul Conrad

November 11, '16 by Victoria Bernal

After this contentious and unprecedented election season, we wonder how the late and so-very-great political cartoonist Paul Conrad would’ve caricatured all those candidates we met over the long campaign. Conrad’s career “spanned more than fifty years and eleven presidents,” U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman announced when entering his 2010 passing into... read more

The History of Hollywood in Angel City Press Books

November 04, '16 by Victoria Bernal

endpapers: Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital, 1928-1937 Angel City Press opened its doors twenty-five years ago with a salute to Hollywood history. ACP’s first book, Hollywood Du Jour: Lost Recipes of Legendary Hollywood Haunts by Betty Goodwin is the definitive book showcasing the histories and original... read more

Haunted Tales of Hollywood and Vine

October 29, '16 by Victoria Bernal

Among the first books that Angel City Press published was Hollywood Haunted: A Ghostly Tour of Filmland. Written by Hollywood historians Laurie Jacobson and Marc Wanamaker, the book documents the ghostly and phantom sightings found in tinseltown. Since the book’s 1994 publication, a number of others have produced books, podcasts... read more

Los Angeles Central Library Receives SCIBA Glenn Goldman Award

October 24, '16 by Victoria Bernal

Angel City Press is proud to announce that authors Stephen Gee and Arnold Schwartzman won the 2015 Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography for their book Los Angeles Central Library: A History of its Art and Architecture. Presented by the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA), the prestigious award honors the... read more

Awards Season (for Books)

October 20, '16 by Victoria Bernal

We at Angel City Press are honored that two ACP books are nominated for the 2016 Southern California Independent Booksellers Association awards.  Of SCIBA’s 200 nominations, Stephen Gee and Arnold Schwartzman’s book Los Angeles Central Library: A History of Art and Architecture was nominated for the Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography.... read more

Enjoy World Architecture Day with these Angel City Press Books

October 03, '16 by Victoria Bernal

In honor of World Architecture Day — a day that draws attention to the role architects plays in improving lives and designing better futures—here are three books published by Angel City Press that showcase the impact of great architecture. The Crestwood Hills housing development, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and... read more

Happy Birthday, Angel City Press!

September 22, '16 by Victoria Bernal

On the first autumn day of 2016, the Angel City Press team woke up to a pretty wonderful birthday surprise. As ACP embarks on its 25th year publishing books in Los Angeles, one of its favorite authors Josh Kun (yes, they are all favorites!!) was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. That’s a big... read more

Digging Into LA‘s Agricultural Roots with the LA County Fair

September 17, '16 by Victoria Bernal

Every September, the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona gives thousands of Angelenos the opportunity to dig into the region’s agricultural roots. Children chase young farm animals, grind cornmeal into chicken feed, and cheer during the popular pig races. These activities harken back to a time when Los Angeles was once... read more

Culinary Memories Inspired by Bullocks Wilshire Tea Room

August 27, '16 by Victoria Bernal

Angel City Press authors Stephen Gee and Arnold Schwartzman have been busy speaking about their new book Los Angeles Central Library: A History of its Art and Architecture. Last Monday, the pair spoke to an audience that included actor George Takei at Chevaliers. The day before, the Society of Architectural... read more

Good Luck To Our Summer Intern!!

August 19, '16 by Melisa Hipolito

We're going to miss our fabulous intern Melisa Hipolito when she goes back to Barnard College! She's amazing and learned how to publish a book in 12 short weeks! Before she heads back to New York, we asked Melisa to share her reflections about Angel City Press and her summer internship:  Originally... read more

SPECTACULAR ILLUMINATION rolls into town...

August 04, '16 by Scott McAuley

We are so excited that Spectacular Illumination has arrived at our warehouse and is getting dressed for its September 1 debut in stores. Can't wait? Order your copy via the button and we'll send it out to you right away! <a href="https://angel-city-press.myshopify.com/cart/14696772359:1" target="_blank">Buy Spectacular Illumination</a>   [4-Aug-2016] read more

visit Angel City Press in booth 119 at the L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC

March 29, '16 by Scott McAuley

Join us to celebrate books, reading, ideas, and springtime!On Saturday, April 9 (from 10am-6pm) and Sunday, April 10 (from 10am-5pm)Angel City Press will be in Booth 119 (near Tommy Trojan, next to Vroman's) at the 20th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC.Of course, Angel City Press books will be... read more

Rude Interruptions: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles & Topanga

March 10, '16 by Scott McAuley

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

In a jam? The revised and expanded KNOTT'S PRESERVED will un-stick you!

July 21, '15 by Scott McAuley

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

It's about time TO LIVE AND DINE IN L.A.

June 10, '15 by Scott McAuley

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

Join us at the Festival of Books at USC on 18/19-Apr-2015

April 11, '15 by Scott McAuley

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

R.I.P. Al Martinez, 1929-2015

January 13, '15 by Scott McAuley

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