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Image for Paradise by the Sea: Santa Monica Bay: A pictorial history of Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Ocean Park, Pacific Palisades, Topanga & Malibu

Paradise by the Sea: Santa Monica Bay: A pictorial history of Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Ocean Park, Pacific Palisades, Topanga & Malibu

By: Basten, Fred E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, General Publishing Group, Inc.: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22510

ISBN: 1-57544-024-5

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[very nice copy, as-new with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W and color photographs, facsimiles) This new and updated version of the author's earlier book "Santa Monica Bay: The First 100 Years" is "exhaustively researched and full of sumptuous archival photos and rich anecdotes about Santa Monica Bay's glittering past -- including the creation of Venice's fabled canals, the exclusive Malibu Colony (noted for its movie-star residents) and the spectacular coastal amusement piers." Introduction by Carolyn See. ***Additional shipping charges for this heavy bo... View more info

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Main St. to Malibu

By: Basten, Fred E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Monica CA, Graphics Press: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24608

ISBN: 0-937536-00-8

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate handling wear, tiny bit of scarring to upper corner of front cover, vertical crease near left edge of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "All-new photo treasury of celebrated scenes and memorabilia, Yesterday & Today," per the cover legend. Small-format paperback featuring approximately 100 photos taken in and around Santa Monica (most of them "historical" but a number also showing then-contemporary sites and scenes), and up the coast as far as Malibu. Nearly forty years on, even the "contemporary" photos will evoke nostalgia in some readers. View more info

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Life at the Marmont

By: Sarlot, Raymond R., and Fred E. Basten

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Santa Monica CA, Roundtable Publishing, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24909

ISBN: 0915677237

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[a lovely copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket; especially notable since the jacket is printed on very thin paper, and this one looks like it's been encased in a protective jacket cover from Day One, and has retained its as-new appearance]. (B&W photographs) Comprehensive history of the famed Hollywood hotel, which "reveals for the first time the secrets behind the walls of this legendary hideaway, [which] has seen the highs and lows, glamor and glitter, as well as scandal and tragedy. Among the many celebrities whose visits to the Marmont are recounted are Marilyn Monroe, H... View more info