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L.A. from Every Angle

Posted April 01, 2010 to photo album "L.A. from Every Angle"

As Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg shows, there are many different L.A.s inside the city limits. Joel Bleifuss takes us on the tour of how artists imagine Los Angeles.

Slide 1: Greenberg and Baumbach at Musso & Frank
Slide 2: L.A. for Hollywood
Slide 3: L.A. for Native Americans
Slide 4: L.A. for Silent Filmmakers
Slide 5:  L.A. for Californios
Slide 6: L.A. for the Muralists
Slide 7:  L.A. against the Communist Muralists
Slide 8: L.A. for the Muralists Again
Slide 9: L.A. for the Hard-Boiled
Slide 10: L.A. of the Film Noir
Slide 11: L.A. of the Cynics
Slide 12: L.A. of the Desperate
Slide 13: L.A. for the Dreamers
Slide 14: L.A. for the Modernists
Slide 15: L.A. for the Doers
Slide 16: L.A. for the Hustlers
Slide 17: L.A. of the Painters
Slide 18: L.A. of the Logo
Slide 19:  L.A. of the new Artists
Slide 20: L.A. of the Mexican-American Writers
Slide 21: L.A. of the Singer/Songwriters
Slide 22:  L.A. of Lowlifes
Slide 23: L.A. of the Essay Writers
Slide 24: L.A. of Gay Detectives
Slide 25: L.A. for Rock ’n’ Rollers
Slide 26: L.A. of the Privileged
Slide 27: L.A. of the Cholos
Slide 28: L.A. of the Gangstas
Slide 29: L.A. for the children of the rich and famous
Slide 30: L.A. for the children of the rich and famous, Part 2
Slide 25: L.A. for Rock ’n’ Rollers

Slide 25: L.A. for Rock ’n’ Rollers

Tommy Lee (Thomas Lee Bass) (1962-     ) Tommy Lee is the drummer of Mötley Crüe, a Los Angeles glam metal band he helped found in 1981, and that has sold 80 million albums worldwide.
Lee, who has been married to actresses Heather Locklear (Dynasty) and Pame la Anderson (Baywatch), has tried to find repeat fame as a reality television star, first in Tommy Lee Goes to College, in which he moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, to take a stab at being a Cornhusker, and co-staring with Ludacris, a rapper, in the climate friendly Battleground Earth. Lee and the other three members of the band, all famous for their sexscapades, have been arrested, treated for addictions and tattooed, but only Lee became famous for a home sex video that went viral.

Mötley Crüe’s 2008 hit, “Saints of Los Angeles,” seems to sum up the band members attitude to romance: “We are, we are the saints, one day you will confess/And pray to the saints of Los Angeles/ Red line tripping on a land mine, sipping at the Troubadour/ Girls passed out naked in the back lounge, everbody’s gonna score/She’s all jacked up, she’s down on her luck/You want it, you need it, the devils gonna feed it.”