Symphonies of Scent, or “You Get The Stink of L.A. In Your Bones” – Hollywood Elsewhere

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…The problem with so much of Los Angeles today, of course, is that too much of it is covered in asphalt and steel and plastic and concrete shopping malls and massive apartment buildings, and it doesn’t smell like very much of anything. Talk to Robert Towne about how Los Angeles used to smell in the 1940s, or read his screenplay of The Two Jakes for some great descriptions of the fragrances that were fairly commonplace, or so he says. Or talk to anyone who remembers what it smelled like from time to time in the ’70s (despite the town being covered in horrible smog back then) or the early ’80s…

via Symphonies of Scent, or “You Get The Stink of L.A. In Your Bones” – Hollywood Elsewhere.

You really should read Mr. Wells; acerbic, opinionated-in-the-very-best-way, and for a gentleman from Jersey — deeply attuned to all things Hollywood. Just love him. Click on the picture to go to his site.

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