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Frank Gehry from 1983 – the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library at 1623 North Ivar – just down the hill from the Parva Sed Apartments at 1817 North Ivar, where, in the mid-thirties, Nathaniel West wrote his famous novel Day of the Locust – his tale of a disparate group of people whose dreams of success have failed. The novel ends with a giant riot and massive fires that destroy Hollywood and then all of Los Angeles. It's a metaphor for America, but then...
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