Come along on a neon-lit journey through the boulevards and back streets of this sprawling California metropolis, past and present. Over 350 dynamic color photographs, vintage post cards, and rare images in this beautiful new book light the way for an eye-popping panorama of blazing neon lights. This vivid signage evolved along with the city, divulging a rich (and sometimes corrupt) history of America's premier palace of glitz and glamour. Stop at glorious entertainment palaces and night clubs, famous restaurants, apartment buildings, commercial establishments, bowling and sports clubs, car agencies, transportation hubs, drive-ins, motels, and mobile home parks that have been lit with neon in the Los Angeles area. Drool over great advertising images and marvel at the amazing designs that keep neon shining among a growing number of preservation enthusiasts.
Nathan Marsak and Nigel Cox are enthusiastic preservationists who are dazzled by the designs of neon signs in their adopted hometown, Los Angeles.