L.A. Daily Mirror Holiday Gift Guide

Nuestro Pueblo

Note: This is a repost from 2013.

Whenever I’m asked about my favorite books on Los Angeles, my first recommendation is “Nuestro Pueblo,” a selection of features by Times artist Charles Owens and writer Joseph Seewerker that appeared in The Times. I went through all of them when the blog was at latimes.com, so I won’t repeat them now, but if you’re a fan of Rediscovering Los Angeles, which was illustrated by Owens with commentary by Timothy Turner, you may enjoy “Nuestro Pueblo.”  Unfortunately, Rediscovering Los Angeles was never published in book form and has languished in obscurity.

“Nuestro Pueblo” is long out of print and the prices have gone up since I started writing about it, with some dealers asking more than $100 for a copy. A patient shopper can still find a copy for less than $20, however. One of my favorite tools for finding out of print books is bookfinder.com, which shows wide price range on copies of “Nuestro Pueblo.”

And what are your gift recommendations for this holiday season?

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to L.A. Daily Mirror Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Shameless self-promotion here. Back in 1987 my book “Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies” was first published. A thoroughly revised and greatly expanded new edition is about to be published. The book features exclusive interview quotes with producer Hal Roach, director George Marshall, actresses Anita Garvin and Dorothy Granger, film editors Richard Currier and Bert Jordan, and many others. Excerpts from original scripts provide hilarious scenes that never reached the screen. The new edition has twice as much text and four times as many photos as the original book. It will be 632 pages, hardcover, in a large 8.5 x 11″ format. Further details are here: http://bonaventurepress.com/
    Here’s wishing happy holidays and a wondrous new year to all of the Daily Mirror readers!
    –Randy Skretvedt


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