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Telling The Story Of Historic And Abandoned Pieces Of LA

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At the Safari Inn in Burbank. (Alixan Gorman/Courtesy Jason Horton)

Walking through L.A. isn't the experience it once was during this pandemic. The new book Abandoned & Historic Los Angeles: Neon and Beyond brings together photos and essays about memories of iconic locations and interesting, under-the-radar sites from across our landscape.

Author Jason Horton also hosts a podcast about strange history, true crime, and the paranormal called Ghost Town. He wanted to expand on that project, digging into the history of the city he calls home.

Horton reached out to friends, comedians, and others who he thought might have an interesting take on a part of the city. He took photos, collected images from other photographers, and commissioned some original shots. While the book includes recognizable L.A. landmarks, from the Hollywood Sign to the Capitol Building, his personal tastes are more about the undiscovered and forgotten.

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