Here’s a stunning discovery. You may recall the saga of Everett Ruess, the young vagabond artist, photographer and poet who vanished in 1935 while exploring southern Utah and whose life remains an inspiration for people intoxicated with the romance of the desert.
This book, “Los Angeles in Blockprint,” is by Ruess’ mother, Stella, and was published in 1932, possibly for the Olympics, which were held in Los Angeles. The cover artwork, above, shows the Coliseum.
And here’s City Hall, with the windows lit to form a cross.
Bidding on this item starts at somewhat staggering $575, so it won’t be coming to the Daily Mirror HQ. But it is a remarkable find. As with anything on EBay, an item and vendor should be evaluated thoroughly before submitting a bid.