An Imagined Place Film, television and radio all developed fast and furiously in Southern California in the early 1900’s. Wine, women and song along with wealth, glamour and fame drew dreamers to these California fake promises. Those who succeeded established the foundation of artistic expression that can only be created on the left coast.
An Imagined Place Traditional culture through literature was not what California produced. Cecil B. DeMille for movie dramas, John Steinbeck for writing, Ansel Adams for photography, Frank Lloyd Wright for architecture, and later the Beach Boys for music all painted California as the ultimate promised land.