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The Resource Sinning in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the beaches, compiled, concocted and strung together by Bob Houston ; illuminated, illustrated, animated, and brought to life by Fritz Willis

Sinning in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the beaches, compiled, concocted and strung together by Bob Houston ; illuminated, illustrated, animated, and brought to life by Fritz Willis

Label
Sinning in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the beaches
Title
Sinning in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the beaches
Statement of responsibility
compiled, concocted and strung together by Bob Houston ; illuminated, illustrated, animated, and brought to life by Fritz Willis
Title variation
Marcel Rodd's Sinning in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the beaches
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Souvenir guidebook from 1943 for servicemen to the hot spots, clubs, dance halls, cafes, and hotels of Hollywood and Los Angeles.
Cataloging source
LPU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
According to the guidebook's introduction, soldiers, sailors, and marines want to have a good time when out on leave. The handbook is "designed to show you where to go, and what to do, to find that good time you naturally seek, depending on the sort of person you happen to be, the size of your roll, and the duration of your pass" (page 6). The booklet is arranged by type of entertainment such as "Cheaper and Better Hot Sports," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Jump and Jive," "Dance Halls De-Luxe," "Floor Shows De-Luxe," "For Highbrows," "For Jitterbugs," and "For Sports Fans." Other sections provide practical suggestions on the Hollywood USO, where to sleep, free sleeping accomodations, what to buy, and how to get around. For each venue listed, the author includes admission cost or cover, street address, and how to get there. The 2-page centerfold advertises pin-ups for sale, $1.00 each or $3.50 for the complete portfolio of four plates. Rear wrapper has postcard-type format for souvenir mailing. The guidebook was apparently a knock-off from two "risque" now-classic guides to California nightclubs of the Bugsy Siegel-Raymond Chandler era: Jack Lord's "How To Sin in Hollywood" (1940); and "Where To Sin in San Francisco" (1939). This booklet, by contrast, was a 25 cent throwaway souvenir for World War II GIs visiting Los Angeles. Rodd, an English immigrant with several LA ventures--including a cheap record label--was accused of publishing obscenity in another of his imprints, "Call House Madam". Editor Bob Houston was a singer and radio comedian with shady Hollywood connections. Artist Fritz Willis drew hundreds of "risqué" semi-nude pin-up drawings for decades, his work still appearing in girly calendars of the 1970s, but he also did illustrations for Foster's art instruction series, Esquire Magazine, and the Ice Capades and even illustrated four children's books published by Rodd
Label
Sinning in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the beaches, compiled, concocted and strung together by Bob Houston ; illuminated, illustrated, animated, and brought to life by Fritz Willis
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Publication
Note
  • Cover title: Marcel Rodd's Sinning in Hollywood, Los Angeles and the beaches: 100 things you need to know, 100 places where to go, 100 girls by Fritz Willis."
  • Issued in illustrated beige wrappers printed in red and brown
  • "For servicemen only"--Front cover
  • Price: 25¢
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
14 cm
Edition
1943 edition.
Extent
64 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in pamphlet binding. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2017.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)84388030
  • ucoclc84388030
Label
Sinning in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the beaches, compiled, concocted and strung together by Bob Houston ; illuminated, illustrated, animated, and brought to life by Fritz Willis
Publication
Note
  • Cover title: Marcel Rodd's Sinning in Hollywood, Los Angeles and the beaches: 100 things you need to know, 100 places where to go, 100 girls by Fritz Willis."
  • Issued in illustrated beige wrappers printed in red and brown
  • "For servicemen only"--Front cover
  • Price: 25¢
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
14 cm
Edition
1943 edition.
Extent
64 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in pamphlet binding. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2017.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)84388030
  • ucoclc84388030

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