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Credits / Bibliography

All quotes are from the author's interviews unless otherwise noted. The following people were interviewed for this project: 

Alex Thompson, Arnie Berghoff, Bernard Parks, Bill Boyarsky, Bill Delvac, Bob Stern, Brendan Huffman, Carol Schatz, Caroline O’Connor (County Fed spokesperson), D.J. Waldie, Damien Goodmon, David Abel, Greg Speigel, Harold Meyerson, Harvey Englander, Jaboner Jackson (pseudonym; blogger at Football, an excellent source for LA football), Jack Humphreville, Joe Matthews, Joel Kotkin, Judy Price, Kathay Feng, Mike Woo, Parke Skelton, Paul Castro (, Raphael Sonenshein, Richard Riordan, Ron Kaye, Shawn Simons, Steve Afriat, William Deverell

The following books were used as resources:

Buntin, John. L.A. Noir. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2009.

Davis, Mike. City of Quartz. New York: Vintage Books, 1992.

Dinkelspiel, Frances. Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California. New York: St. Martins Press, 2008.

Gottlieb, Robert and Wolt, Ilene. Thinking Big: The Story of the Los Angeles Times, Its Publishers, and Their Influence on Southern California. New York: Putnam, 1977.

Halberstam, David. The Powers That Be. New York: Knopf, 1979.

McWilliams, Carey. Southern California: An Island on the Land. Santa Barbara: Peregrine Smith, Inc., 1973.

Sonenshein, Raphael. The City at Stake: Secession, Reform, and the Battle for Los Angeles. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Starr, Kevin. Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance 1950-1963. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

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