Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Chandler documentary and Book

Earlier this year you may recall that a new documentary titled “Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times” screened at a film festival in Santa Barbara. I was able to attend the screening and found the film very interesting, informative and entertaining. As we watch media companies, like our successor Tribune Company, face financial challenges and fight for survival, the film provides a look back at the history and development of The Los Angeles Times and the family that created it.

Peter Jones’s documentary film will now be broadcast on national television, on Monday, October 5, from 9 to 11 p.m. on KCET (in Los Angeles ) and other PBS affiliates (check your local listings J ).

The following are two links for more information about the film. http://www.pbs.org/kcet/inventing-la/ shows a clip about the film and http://www.peterjonesproductions.com/documentaries/Inventing_LA.html
is the filmmaker’s website.

I am grateful to Jeff Burbank, formerly with Corporate Communications, for providing information about the companion book and a special purchase offer for former Times Mir ror/Los Angeles Times alumni and retirees.

Bill Boyarsky, The Times’ former city editor, political reporter, and featured columnist, has just completed a companion volume, also titled "Inventing L.A.," published by Angel City Press. The book complements the documentary with an in-depth 45,000-word history of the Chandler family and its role in shaping the Los Angeles Times and the city it served. It also includes many of the rare archival photographs seen in the documentary.

Angel City Press has graciously offered to provide a special “Fourth Estate” discount for Times Mir ror associates, amounting to a 33% savings off the retail price (normally $35 plus tax). If you access the link below, you’ll be able to order autographed or personalized copies of "Inventing L.A." for the purchase price of only $24.50 plus tax and shipping.

Please visit http://www.angelcitypress.com/inlaorder.shtml to place your order.

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h/t David Joe

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