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Episode Info: “The best historians in L.A. are storytellers. They’re gangsters in east L.A., they’re ex-cons, they’re guys who worked in their garage their whole life, they’re guys who’ve worked at one business for forty years, people who’ve lived on one street for forty years… “ “All Night Menu” started with a question: What is a well-known photograph of William Faulkner not telling us about his time in Hollywood? Since then writer Sam Sweet has spent four years prowling LA for its most closely-held stories. The result is a lovingly-produced, meticulously-researched and gorgeously-written three volumes of the city’s secret history. Top: Photo of the Maravilla handball court by Sam Sweet. Read Sam’s remarkable story on the Maravilla court in its entirety here.  Music: * “Tangle,” by Blue Dot Sessions * “Sprout,” by Podington Bear * “All The Ways,” by Podington Bear * “Morning Mist,” by Podington Bear * “Peas Corps,” by Podington Bear * “Prelude No. 2,” by Chris Zabriskie * “Life In A Moment,” by Scott Holmes Audio assistance for the episode was provided by Sameer Sengupta. Thanks to Sam Sweet, whose non-fiction novel “Hadley Lee Lightcap” will be published in September by All Night Menu Books. You can order the three volumes of “All Night Menu” published so far
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