Sporting Guide

Sporting Guide A Brilliantly Imaginative, Illustrated Recreation Of An 1890s Los Angeles Pocket Guide, Or Sporting Guide To The Brothels Of The Day.Los Angeles, 1897, When Vice Ruled The City Long Before The Glitz And Glamour Of Hollywood, Los Angeles Was A City Where Dreamers From All Over The World Came To Make Their Fortunes Where A Madam Named Pearl Morton Entertained The Most Powerful Politicians And Entrepreneurs Inside Her Namesake Brothel In A Series Of Haunting, Interlinked Stories Set In The Period, Author And Filmmaker Liz Goldwyn Re Creates A Sporting Guide A Secret Diary And Guidebook Of The Best Brothels And Prostitutes In The City In This World A Hushed Conversation Inside A Velvet Lined Boudoir Could Destroy A Man, And The Rustle Of Bushes Might Reveal A Sordid Assignation Based On Original Research In The Libraries And Archives Of Los Angeles, These Fictional Stories Are Often Inspired By Real Historical Characters Like The Laudanum Addicted Cora Phillips, Whose Tombstone Goldwyn Rediscovered, Or Bartolo Ballerino, Italian Immigrant Slumlord Of The Forgotten Red Light District, Or Thirteen Year Old Frances Dreaming Of Life Beyond The Children S Orphan Asylum Interspersed In These Stories And Featuring Over A Hundred Historical Photos And Illustrations Goldwyn Reveals The History Of The Period, From The Rage For Corsets To Crushed Pearl Powder Cosmetics And The Awful Cures For Syphilis Sporting Guide Evokes A Lost World Of Those On The Margins Of Los Angeles, Of The Hustlers Who Made It Into One Of The Great Cities Of The World, And Goldwyn Gives A Poignant Voice To The People And Stories Forgotten By Time. I recieved this book free through Goodreads Giveaways.First of all, this book us not what I expected, not the type of sport I was thinking of It is very well put together, and quite a creative idea The story is interesting I do like the timeline of Los Angeles laid out i
To capture a single moment in time in this city seems a futile effort, for it s people have no desire to remember even the recent past I remember, when I was maybe 8 or 9, I discovered the Ologies Series these large, intricate interactive history books from Candlewick Press There was Dragonology a maroon tome with feathers and folklore from all of the world, Egyptology a golden book dedicated to Egyptian mythology and culture, fit with jewels and papyrus samples, and Wizardology, which focu To capture a single moment in time in this city seems a futile effort, for it s people have no desire to remember even the recent past I remember, when I was maybe 8 or 9, I discovered the Ologies Series these large, intricate interactive history books from Can
There are some books where you wantthan anything to love them, but are ultimately disappointed This is mine A book about sex work at the turn of the twentieth century in my home town It ticks all of the boxes for a good romp for me Unfortunately, it also ticks my least favorite box bad fucking writing In between some excellently researched timelines, maps, non fiction essays on beauty are flash fiction pieces written from first person perspective of characters in the line of work at There are some books where you wantthan anything to love them, but are ultimately disappointed This is mine A book about sex work at the turn of the twentieth century in my home town It ticks all of the boxes for a good romp for me Unfortunately, it also ticks my least favorite box bad fucking writing In between some excellently researched timelines, maps, non fiction essays on beauty are flash fiction pieces written from first person perspective of characters in the line of work at the time Yes, that is a lot of prepositional phrases They re written in tim
As you can see it took me a little while to read the entire book I read the first couple of chapters in the beginning of January, but put the book aside for a while, because I wanted to read somethingexciting I did and then came back to this book This is in no way an indication of how amazing this book is, because it is A perfect mix of history and a sort of non fiction fiction The chapters are part history lesson on Los Angeles red light district and brothels and part stories of tho As you can see it took me a little while to read the entire book I read the first couple of chapters in the beginning of January, but put the book aside for a while, because I wanted to read somethingexciting I did and then came back to this book This is in no way an indication of how amazing this book is,
First off, let me start by commenting on the physical attributes of the book I won this book through a goodreads The title caught me off guard by making me think it was actually about sports The book is red leather and very elegant and comes with a ribbon bookmark Like a journal Upon further inspection, I noticed it was an old time read focused around prostitution What really drew me to it and what I felt tied the whole thing together were the very old photographs It was like I was travel First off, let me start by commenting on the physical attributes of the book I won this book through a goodreads The title caught me off guard by making me think it was actually about sports The book is red leather and very elegant and comes with a ribbon bookmark Like a journal Upon further inspection, I noticed it was an old time read focused around prostitution What really drew me to it and what I felt tied the whole thing together were the ve
Sporting Guide Los Angeles, 1897 by Liz Goldwyn is a free NetGalley ebook that I began reading in late September during an unusually dull football Sunday When I had first selected to read this book, I had thought it was a
I took a chance on this little book and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised The info story was kind of all over the place and didnt really flow But the historical documents and beautiful spreads of pictures really bumped this three star
Pictures from the Era are one of the best features of this guide Little tidbits of information are woven thru the book Fictional characters give a bit of depth to the guide Most likely brothels existed throughout the States in this pre prohibition time frame. sent, hardcoverWhat a lovely literary journey into the 1800 s, a world of businesswoman, sex trades, and Old Town Los Angeles Lyrical and flush with tendered emotion, it s a beautiful film of a novel. Fictionalized guide to the LA red light district and brothel scene during the turn of the 20th century, with photos and ads from the era, and vignettes of some of the colorful characters.

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Sporting Guide
  • Liz Goldwyn
  • 24 April 2018
  • 1941393047