There's always a way to escape the August heat – to escape Los Angeles. There's the Crossroads of the World on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood – America’s first outdoor shopping mall, designed by Robert V. Derrah in 1936 – a giant ocean liner surrounded by various world villages – or an approximation of that. Of course it's all fantasy, but it will do. The whole world is there, or an approximation of the rest of the world. It's an escape. The heat was brutal. The...
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