This book juxtaposes landmark buildings, homes, restaurants, and parks in greater Los Angeles, from past and present, using vintage postcards and 21st century photographs of the scenes portrayed in the originals. Enjoy a view of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel, as it was once known, from a past era, side by side with what's now known as the Millennium. See one era compared to another in Santa Monica, Venice, Chinatown, and many other areas of Los Angeles County. Whether you actually remember these places or have never even seen them with your own eyes, you'll appreciate this thrilling visual array that is a lifetime in the making. The author's ultimate goal is to inspire readers to go out and see the sights in this book for themselves.
Michael Oldham grew up in Orange County. He has written many Hollywood-themed nonfiction books including Movie Star Homes: The Famous to the Forgotten. Last year he wrote his first novel, The Valentino Formula. He lives in Irvine, California.