1966: Los Angeles Urban Sprawl   Leave a comment

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1966: Los Angeles Urban Sprawl

After reading A Journey Into The Mind of Watts, June 12, 1966, it’s easy to imagine Tom cruising the streets of L.A.


Harbor Freeway…Imperial Highway…Watts…Los Angeles urban sprawl…Hollywood…Disneyfied landscaping…Raceriotland…Watts Towers along 107th Street…Markham Junior High…Torrance…Long Beach…the miles of heavy industry that sprawl along Alameda Street, that gray and murderous arterial which lies at the eastern boundary of Watts looking like the edge of the world.

New York Times Magazine, June 12, 1966 %22A Journey Into the Mind of Watts%22 - Page 34 copy


Posted April 7, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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