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The Culture Broker : Franklin D. Murphy and the Transformation of Los Angeles
by Davis, Margaret Leslie
 
Hard cover
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The Culture Broker: Franklin D. Murphy and the Transformation of Los AngelesThe Culture Broker: Franklin D. Murphy and the Transformation of Los Angeles (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Price: $12.98
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The Culture Broker: Franklin D. Murphy and the Transformation of Los AngelesThe Culture Broker: Franklin D. Murphy and the Transformation of Los Angeles (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Price: $27.51
Seller: Warriors SG, Somerset, NJ, USA
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"Los Angeles as a cultural capital did not exist in 1960 when Franklin D. Murphy, M.D., rode into town. Over the ensuing thirty years, more than any other single individual, it was he who put it on the cultural map. In a brilliant work that includes a set of now-it-can-be-told institutional histories, Margaret Leslie Davis writes the history of an exceptional city at an exceptional time through the life story of a little-known but utterly exceptional man."--Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize winner and Distinguished Professor of English, University of California, Irvine
"Rarely has a city and a man been better suited to one another. In this fascinating biography, Margaret Leslie Davis tells us how one man--as chancellor, corporate leader, and cultural entrepreneur--supercharged the transformation of a regional city into a world-class metropolis."--Kevin Starr, Professor, University of Southern California, and former California State Librarian
"Once again, Margaret Leslie Davis has chosen a fascinating subject and produced a compelling--and revelatory--biography. Franklin D. Murphy may not have been the most visible architect of the 'new' Los Angeles but he may well have been the single most influential figure of his time, leaving his fingerprints on everything from the expanded UCLA to the Getty Center. Anyone who lives in 21st century L.A. should learn about the man who shaped the city's culture as we know it."--Leonard Maltin, film critic and historian
"Franklin D. Murphy left an enormous imprint on Los Angeles because he touched so many different spheres. Thankfully, Murphy has a biographer whose protean knowledge rivals her subject's. Margaret Leslie Davis's fluency across topics--medicine and education; art and architecture; industry and media; philanthropy, politics and civic affairs--is absolutely stunning."--Rick Wartzman, Los Angeles Times columnist and author of "The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire"
"At the height of his cultural and educational authority, Franklin Murphy was everywhere in Los Angeles. In this fine biography, Margaret Leslie Davis has traced his extraordinary influence and legacy. "The Culture Broker" is a careful tracing of the life and work of arguably the most important cultural figure in all of 20th century Los Angeles."--William Deverell, Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

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  • PID: 14881678772
  • ISBN-13: 9780520224957
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Seller: Alibris
    Condition: New.
    Notes: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 495 p.