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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 2: L.A. for Hollywood
Baumbach isn’t the first director to make a movie set in Los Angeles. In fact, the City of Angels stars in more films than any other, a fact that can be chalked up to hometown advantage. Between 2000 and 2010, Los Angeles provided the set for 146 films.
Rupert Hughes’ Souls for Sale (1923), one of the first films set in Los Angeles, was famous for its aerial shots of the city. It was also one of the first films to capitalize on the public’s newfound fascination with the film industry. In this Hollywood tale, Robina Teele (Mae Busch) is injured when a spotlight falls on her, giving extra Remember “Mem” Steddon (Eleanor Boardman, in her first staring role) a chance at fame and fortune.
Yet filmmakers, actors and make-up persons are not the only artists who live in L.A. Over the decades, writers, painters, photographers, musicians and designers have all called Los Angeles home. Here are 23 Los Angeles artists who through their work have created another lens through which to view art, their city and life itself.