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'Los Angeles' Magazine Founder Geoff Miller Dies

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Los Angeles magazine, the early years
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One of the founders of Los Angeles magazine, Geoff Miller, died last night at his home in L.A., according to the Hollywood Reporter. Miller was 73. Miller, along with co-founder David Brown, are considered the creators of the "city magazine" genre, having began with the local publication "The Southern California Prompter," in 1960, nearly a decade ahead of "New York" magazine on the East Coast.

"Los Angeles Magazine began life with no instruction manual," Miller wrote, according to The Wrap.

The publication was known in its early years as being a draw for talented writers and for its use of a celebrity on the cover. "The magazine showed its first profit in the late 1960s and in 1973 was sold to the publisher of New York magazine, with subsequent owners including Disney. Brown left the publication in 1974 and died in 1989; Miller retired in 1994 but continued to consult on various publishing and entertainment ventures, splitting his time between Los Angeles, New York and London."

Take a look back at the history of Los Angeles mag via its covers via a recent feature celebrating the publication's 50th anniversary.