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The Villa Bonita by Pamela Littky

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Pamela Littky, Photographer
Cameron Crowe, Foreword Author

Like many apartment buildings in Hollywood, the Villa Bonita was built during the film industry’s first heyday bridging the 1920s to the 1930s. Built for the vast crews and casts that Cecil B. DeMille was hiring during his fertile period, the Villa Bonita has housed great Hollywood figures from Errol Flynn to Francis Ford Coppola.

In absence of traditionally scaled, walkable neighborhoods,Los Angeles has long created community within the confines of these kinds of apartment complexes. Young and old, employed and between gigs, dreamers and those whose dreams left long ago – everyone arrived at the Villa Bonita for one good reason or another.

In a series of photographs that brings us into intimate distance of its subjects, The Villa Bonita surveys all of the inhabitants of this historic apartment tower in the middle of Hollywood, creating a collective portrait of the transient nature of the city. Those residents who have been there for decades reconcile themselves to the increasingly diverse group who all live under the same roof, including those who, like so many people before them, are just passing through.

About the photographer: Los Angeles based photographer Pamela Littky has been producing award winning iconic images of high profile personalities for over fifteen years. In between shoots of world-famous actors and musicians for top commercial and editorial clients, Littky pursues personal projects that show a decidedly less glamorous but completely compelling side of American culture. Her work has been shown in various exhibitions around the United States, including in Los Angeles and New York City. Her first monograph Vacancy was published
in 2014 by Kehrer.

Cameron Crowe is an American author, director, producer, screenwriter and journalist. Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes.

Hardcover
30 x 24 cm
144 pages
85 color ills.
English
ISBN 978-3-86828-685-4
39,90 Euro / US$ 50.00