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I was the only person I’d ever met who had a record contract. None of the E Street Band, as far as I know, had been on an airplane until Columbia sent us to Los Angeles.
If you can speak Spanish, then you can have a stronger connection with the residents of Los Angeles.
I’m the one who started redevelopment in South Los Angeles, not Jan Perry. I did it. I love Jan. She’s a good person, and she did a wonderful job with what she did downtown, but in L.A., South L.A., I’m the one.
I began with small roles in successful movies like ‘No Country For Old Men’ by the Coen brothers; but it was ‘The Last Exorcism’ that changed my life: with what I earned, I left Texas and moved to Los Angeles.
The first thing I ask when I’m offered a part is, Who’s the director? which is something they never understand in Los Angeles.
I didn’t like Los Angeles very much but I like San Francisco.
A lot of the people in Northern California and parts of Oregon have decided that we are not on the same page as San Francisco and Portland and Los Angeles. I don’t know if six states is a solution because is Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country really going to give California 10 new senators?
In D&D, you’re only in that fantasy world. But with GURPS, you can, like, play a game that’s Los Angeles film noir, or a game where the premise is you are world-jumpers, and you can go to different worlds.
Los Angeles fashion is the Starbucks of the modeling world.
Friends in the Midwest often ask me what it’s like to raise a family in Los Angeles. I say it’s just like where they are, but warmer and with more traffic. I also tell them people here seem a bit more tolerant of those who are different.
I moved to Los Angeles to be with a man I loved.
The Doors formed on the beaches of Los Angeles, in what you might imagine is the tradition of local rock bands since the Beach Boys.
They were looking for someone to play the neighbor of the Jeffersons. I thought it would be a nice trip to Los Angeles. When you get a call like that, you don’t expect much to come of it.
I grew up in the States and Canada for a while because my mum came over in the 1970s. We lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years and then moved to Canada for a few more.
In the late spring of 2008, my wealthy entrepreneurial husband, Elon Musk, the father of my five young sons, filed for divorce. Six weeks later, he texted me to say he was engaged to a gorgeous British actress in her early 20s who had moved to Los Angeles to be with him.
In Los Angeles, I’m always in Fred Segal. It’s become a ritual. I have lunch and then buy lots of things I don’t need. Usually tons of clothes for the kids that they grow out of in 10 seconds.
I say to people that Los Angeles is a city of America’s hope and its promise. It’s a city where we come from every corner of the Earth here to make the American dream happen.
Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.
When I moved to Los Angeles, I wrote spec screenplays. I was really poor, and I thought I was just gonna do this for a while to make a little money so I could write novels. I thought movies were a second-class art form. I condescended to it – I didn’t know enough to know it was really gonna be hard.
I grew up in the ’70s and in Los Angeles during the new blockbuster era. ‘Star Wars’ was the first film that I saw in the movie theater. I wanted to be an actor; then it turned out to be this ‘Wizard of Oz’ story: I was 10 or 11 years old, and it turned into something that I didn’t think it was.
Los Angeles is my home – I have my wife and two daughters growing up there.
I had family and friends back home. Just because I could potentially feel alone in Los Angeles, that didn’t mean I was alone.
I finished the movie a month ago in downtown Los Angeles. I had a lot of fun doing it.
Seasonal change in Los Angeles is often a very subtle thing. It’s not as if we finally stop having to shovel the snow out of our driveways and can put our parkas back in the closet.
What I’ve realized is that, especially in Los Angeles, a lot of people are on some kind of path, even if they’re not completely conscious of it. I’ve sort of always been on a path to find more peace, more security within myself. I’ve always felt like I needed something to help me feel better.
In Koreatown, the issues that they deal with are very different than the people in unincorporated East Los Angeles, even though there are some similarities.
It’s impossible to walk a block in Miami, in Los Angeles, San Antonio without running into someone who is being deeply impacted by a broken legal immigration system.
I resent the fact that people in places like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco believe that they should be able to tell us how to live our lives, operate our businesses, and what to do with the land that we love and cherish.
There was an interesting article in Los Angeles Magazine about women directors. A woman director makes one bad independent film and her career is over. Guys tend to get an opportunity to learn from their mistakes.
I watch TV on my TV pretty exclusively. However, when I’m on that long flight between Los Angeles and New York, a great way to pass that time is to download movies on iTunes and watch them on my laptop.
From 1940 to the present, the art world – and particularly Los Angeles – has undergone a transformation not unlike the Italian Renaissance.
I live in Los Angeles where there is not that much in the way of theatre, so the La Jolla Playhouse is pretty much the only place that is on my radar, and when they have something going on, and I am available, I will certainly go in.
I have recently taken on two major challenges: running the CHC BOLD PAC and serving Los Angeles as our voice on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Los Angeles is just a more open place. The way L.A. functions is that people give you a forum. They say, Show us what you can do.
Basically, my parents messed up because it was the Sixties, and they both had affairs, but they had a great love for each other. I saw that when my father flew over from Los Angeles when he knew my mother was going to die.
I guess growing up I realized that there is really this huge epidemic in a city like Los Angeles, and many other cities, where they put down thousands upon thousands of animals every day.
If we do high-speed rail, the governor has to be intelligent and invest the dollars at the ‘bookends’ – San Francisco and Los Angeles.
At 19, I went to live in the Philippines for three years as a U.S. Air Force ‘dependent spouse.’ I lived off-base in Angeles City and had to haul water for drinking and cooking.
Because I direct films, I have to live in a major English-speaking production center. That narrows it down to three places: Los Angeles, New York and London. I like New York, but it’s inferior to London as a production center. Hollywood is best, but I don’t like living there.
I love Los Angeles, and I’ve secretly always wanted to do a song about Los Angeles, but it’s a hard thing to pull off.
I saw a story in the Los Angeles Times that 40 percent of the viewers are men. It didn’t really surprise me.
If you grow up in the South Bronx today or in south-central Los Angeles or Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, you quickly come to understand that you have been set apart and that there’s no will in this society to bring you back into the mainstream.
The most important thing is to find the balance between city and nature. I have that ‘hippie quality’ – my husband is a super-hippie Los Angeles boy – so we’ll have to make time to go to Puerto Rico, and upstate New York, and be sure we get to do outdoorsy stuff like that.
Food was always a big part of my life. My grandfather was one of 14 kids, and his parents had a pasta factory, so as a kid, he and his siblings would sell pasta door to door. After he became a movie producer, he opened up De Laurentiis Food Stores – one in Los Angeles and one in New York.
So, we come out to Los Angeles. And we met with every network. We met with show runners, directors, writers, everything. And what we had an idea for, they didn’t like. And what they had an idea for, we didn’t like. So, we went home.
Celebrities, the beach, and Coachella, that’s what everyone thinks about when they think of Los Angeles. Then you see these people living in Bel-Air and Beverly Hills, and they’re so chic and have so much style.
I trained in theater. I loved Los Angeles, but I’ve found New York to be successful for me.
I loved Tristan in Nancy Collins’ run. I love Vampirella having a werewolf paramour; it’s too fun. Coleridge had to come with them, of course, to set up her spooky new manor up in the hills of Los Angeles, and also because he’s just a delight.
I have eaten very well in Los Angeles. Marvelously!
Drawing the desperate and the adrift, Los Angeles has long been the dumping ground of dreams both real and cinematic.
There were a lot of places, including Los Angeles, that didn’t have major league baseball. There were other really large cities that had no major league teams, but at least they had college football.
I’d knocked on doors when I’d gone to theater school in Los Angeles the summer of my junior year, trying to find an agent and submitting headshots, but nobody would see me, and I knew it was virtually impossible to get an audition if you didn’t have an agent.
When I was 23, I went to work for Jack Nicholson reading scripts. Later, I was married to a production designer named Richard Sylbert. So I lived in Los Angeles for ten years.
When I’m in Los Angeles, sometimes I hesitate saying that I’m an actor because people are like, ‘Of course you are.’ And I’m like ‘No,’ not, ‘Of course I am.’ In L.A., being an actor is like a pastime: everybody there is like, ‘I was on this reality show; I’m an actor.’ It becomes a word that is loosely thrown around.
I didn’t understand the Los Angeles atmosphere.
Los Angeles and Sydney are very similar, but I definitely enjoy more fresh seafood when I’m back in Australia, as there is so much great, fresh produce here. I also like going swimming at the beach while I’m home, too.
Thank God I don’t live in Los Angeles. I think if you’re there the whole time it just gets out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality.
I started out pursuing an acting career out of college when I lived in Los Angeles. When I got an entry into broadcasting, I preferred it. I liked being me, rather than dressing up to be someone else. Now I’m 30 and doing a career of my own and have been in this career for eight years.
My parents are both very funny but they’re also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I’m just a lunatic. I don’t know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I’m just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It’s not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles.
When I was 13 years old, my mom had me start getting facials in my hometown of Los Angeles.
Being a kid with black skin in South Central Los Angeles, in a part of the world where opportunity didn’t necessarily knock every day, is what gave me this sensibility and drove me to explore my fascination with art.
I’ve always wanted to be able to say that I come from Los Angeles, California and feel quintessentially American – even if I said that in Spanish.
Regarding comments attributed to me in the Los Angeles Times – allegedly made on a bus trip from Germany to Holland in 1998 – I emphatically denounce such comments as false.
I stayed in the East for about a year after I graduated. Then, I came out to Los Angeles and started knocking on doors and working my way up. This was the ’70s. I had been told how tough it was for a woman trying to make it in Hollywood, but I sort of had blinders on. I just did things anyway.
Every time you look at a house in Los Angeles, the real-estate agent will tell you that someone famous once lived there. It always seemed irrelevant to me: Does a property gain value just because Alfred Hitchcock used to eat breakfast there?
I spent the summers of 1984 and 1985 as an associate pastor at Dolores Mission Church, the poorest parish in the Los Angeles archdiocese. In 1986, I became pastor of the church.
You would think with me living in Los Angeles I would go to the beach all the time, but we don’t. It’s the same as visiting the Statue of Liberty. If you don’t live in N.Y.C., it’s the first stop on your family vacation, but if you live there, you only go if you have relatives visiting from out of town!
Los Angeles, the sun shines a lot, and it’s blue, and there’s palm trees; it’s a bit like Sydney, I guess, but the underbelly is a vicious, mean, cruel, awful place.
I was on my own, living in Los Angeles, and I didn’t know my way around, so I thought I’d walk everywhere. Well, that certainly got me noticed. Any woman who walks any distance at all is automatically regarded as a hooker!
I do actually like Los Angeles. Partly because I was told I wouldn’t.
So many of my friends and family will go to Palm Springs as their weekend getaway destination, but when I need a break from Los Angeles, I’ll head to Joshua Tree instead. There’s something so magical about the energy of the Mojave Desert.
I think there’s a part when you sign your soul to the devil and start working in Los Angeles that you also sign away that you could be a human being in anyone’s eye. You’re like a robot!
Los Angeles, which is where I live, happens to be a great place for junk. People have a lot of it, and they sell it and trade it: At these big swap meets, many, many hundreds of dealers of junk will descend upon a football field on a Saturday and sell all their stuff.
In Los Angeles, people dress with the deep and earnest hope that people will do nothing but stare at them.
When I moved to Los Angeles, I was straight out of grad school, and I didn’t have a single credit to my name. I knew one person in town – another actor whose name is John Billingsley. I just had to audition and audition and audition. I was plugging away for 15 years. So I earned my stripes!
Sprawl is the American ideal way to develop. I believe that what we’re developing in Denver is in no appreciable way different than what we’re doing in Los Angeles – did in Los Angeles and are still doing. But I think we have developed the Los Angeles model of city-building, and I think it is unfortunate.
Giada De Laurentiis, of ‘Everyday Italian,’ is not a chef, although she has culinary expertise – she was trained at the Cordon Bleu and worked as a private cook for a wealthy Los Angeles family.
Legends like Jim Murray at the ‘Los Angeles Times’ and Shirley Povich at the ‘Washington Post’ were the most beloved guys at their papers. They’d write a cherished column for 30 years, and that was it. There was nothing else to do, no higher job to attain.
I love living in Los Angeles.
It was like there’s got to be some way to stay working and stay productive in Los Angeles. TV is that kind of thing for an actor. Unless you get stuck in one of these shows where you have to go to Vancouver.
Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community – especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends.
I love Los Angeles. I love Seattle, too, which is where we have our home. But the notion of spending a lot of time in Los Angeles has been exciting to me for years. The community down there is great.
For me, Los Angeles, New York, where I don’t know my neighbors, where people don’t necessarily care if they know their neighbors, I’m missing things that truly fed my soul when I was younger, the exchanges between people, the caring and the shared history with people.
The thing about New York is you can leave your house without a plan and find the day. You can’t do that in Los Angeles. You need to get in your car, all this, you can’t just drive around like a lunatic. In New York, you can literally walk outside, and wind up anywhere.
It’s a tough journey as an actor in Los Angeles.
I’ve found, being in Los Angeles, it’s like living in a live-action Planet Hollywood.
I considered moving to New York or Los Angeles, but they’re two of the hardest places to move to when you’re just starting out in a band.
There is definitely a Japanese influence on my style. I spent several years back and forth training over there, training at the New Japan Dojo in Los Angeles and picking up various techniques from wherever I go.
Los Angeles has been known as the center of creativity but has often been equally known for the absence of spirituality.
I had a dream, as young people have quite idealistic dreams and goals, of, ‘I’m going to go to Los Angeles, and I’m going to become a star!’ I did get this huge record deal, and I recorded this music under Xavier. That didn’t really work out.
I just bought a building in Los Angeles – on Sunset Boulevard. It’s a building that was owned by Charlie Chaplin. It’s going to be a sound- stage for videos; for full-scale productions.
I think I’m the only 65-year-old actress in Los Angeles who hasn’t had plastic surgery, so somebody’s gotta play the old-lady parts!
I still remember going to a smart restaurant in Los Angeles, and the maitre d’ knew my name and showed me straight to a table even though we hadn’t booked. I get stopped for autographs by people from Sweden on the tops of mountains.
In New York, the street adventures are incredible. There are a thousand stories in a single block. You see the stories in the people’s faces. You hear the songs immediately. Here in Los Angeles, there are less characters because they’re all inside automobiles.
I hate being in Los Angeles when it’s football season. I want to be in New York. It just doesn’t feel right if I’m away.
Eventually I did that, but it took a lot of twists and turns, and there were a year or two there where I was living with no money at all – no home, no car, no nothing. I was living in somebody’s garage in Los Angeles at that point – for a year.
My first flight was in my early 20s, from New York City to Los Angeles, to shoot a Cherry 7-UP commercial.
Los Angeles for many years had operated with a police department that was far smaller than other police departments had in areas of comparable or larger size, New York and Chicago being the most obvious examples.
I think what you call ‘metropolitan America’ – as in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles – I think there’s more awareness of the atypical, while in more traditional Britain, there’s the kitchen-sink dramas and thrillers. It’s more formulaic.
I spend a fair chunk of time in Los Angeles, and after about ten days of warmth and unbroken clear skies, you start to yearn for a bit of good old British gloom and rain!
My dream is to have a bed of my own in Los Angeles and one in Sweden.
I went through some tough years when I first moved to Los Angeles, and ‘The Riches’ was my first major success.
I didn’t know I wanted to act until it was around 21. I had just come back to Los Angeles after two and half years of traveling and working as a dancer and singer and was looking for a new performing art to study. I started taking acting classes and fell in love.
Los Angeles is an uncanny place to live. It has many science fiction qualities. For example, when I’m standing in line at the supermarket and I recognise the person in front of me, but I can’t figure out how I know them. Suddenly, I realise I saw them in some random commercial six years ago.
For a house, somewhere near Los Angeles I found an old church. Very old, no longer used. So we moved the church to the land, and I took off the steeple, and I got my hands dirty.
Los Angeles produced the Beach Boys. Dusseldorf produced Kraftwerk. New York produced Chic. Manchester produced Joy Division.
I wrote my first screenplay on a lark, because it was a storytelling format that felt like a familiar shorthand – we all watch movies, don’t we? But even though I grew up in Los Angeles, my family was entirely unconnected with the movie industry, and I never truly believed that it would one day be my fate.
All life is inherently dangerous. But beyond that, Los Angeles is just a wonderful place to be.
If there were a major earthquake in Los Angeles, with bridges and highways and railroads and airports all shut down and huge buildings collapsing, I don’t care how much planning you do, the first 72 hours is going to be chaotic.
I love seeing what people wear out to dinner in different cities. I know how differently I dress in New York than I do in Los Angeles.
What’s important is the work that you’re doing, not the country that you’re in. I would much rather be in a play at the Royal Court than in Los Angeles making ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.’
It just seemed like an unattainable dream to go down to Los Angeles and to land a professional working, acting gig on a show that you really love with a character you really connect with. That doesn’t seem possible; that seems insane.
After spending three years of my life looking into this, I am more convinced than ever that the U.S. government’s responsibility for the drug problems in South Central Los Angeles and other inner cities is greater than I ever wrote in the newspaper.
Living in Los Angeles is pretty cool.
During college, in Los Angeles, I interned all over Hollywood. Development roles appealed to me; they were a perfect blend of business and creativity.
There’s an uncanniness to living in Los Angeles, from the way you move through the city to the moments of feeling familiarity or deja vu, like you’ve been somewhere or you know something when you really don’t.
I’m an adaptable nomad. I love Paris, I’ve been living in Los Angeles and New York since 1990. I love London, too. My roots are inside of me.
We filmed part of it here at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles, and then we filmed the other part of it in Oklahoma because that’s where I live. It’s called ‘Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas.’ We wanted to incorporate that I celebrate Christmas just like any other kid.
When I worked in Los Angeles covering hard news, very often when something important would happen I’d be off in the woods covering something unimportant, which was more interesting to me.
I’m from Los Angeles, and growing up here, I’ve always been enamored by Hollywood and the industry. It’s just something I grew up with, and I loved it.
One of the great things about shooting in Los Angeles is you have access to all these great performers. We love working with ensembles, and that process of getting a great group of people together and setting them in motion.
When I got to Los Angeles, I started building cabins in peoples’ yards, building post-and-beam structures and cutting the joinery for those.
My favorite drive is Highway 101 in California between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. I love the 101; Highway 1 is too windy, and 5 is too boring – the 101 is just right. It’s like the Mama Bear of scenic drives.
Elevated locations imply elevated purposes, even in American cities departing as radically as Los Angeles does from the traditional planning patterns of the Eastern Seaboard.
The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it’s a big problem.
Many of my friends back in New York and elsewhere have a glib or dismissive attitude toward Los Angeles. It’s a place of strip malls and traffic and not much else, in their opinion.
I had no idea that ‘Less Than Zero’ was going to be read by anyone outside of Los Angeles, and it’s – believe me, as the writer of the book I’m somewhat amused and intrigued by the idea that 25 years later it’s still out and people are still reading it.
I grew up outside Cleveland, Ohio, and I went to college at Boston University. I majored in film. Then I came out to Los Angeles.
There wasn’t very much going on in London about five years ago, and I just took a ticket on spec and went to Los Angeles. I think it was in my second week that I auditioned for ‘Battlestar.’
We are fortunate and blessed to have a partner of Harvey Schiller’s stature, who shares our vision for the future of the Dodgers, the city of Los Angeles and our great baseball fans throughout the world.
Growing up in Los Angeles, obviously it’s a really fashionable city, but it has a really relaxed quality to it as well. So, my fashion education came while working on ‘Suits’.
Dr. King said, ‘We are all tied together in a garment of mutual destiny.’ Which says to me no matter how well I may be doing in Hollywood, if a young brother or sister in Louisiana, the South Bronx, the South Side of Chicago, South Central Los Angeles – is not doing well, then I’m not doing very well.
I had some difficult times when I first moved to Los Angeles when people would tell me I was saying things wrong. I felt different although my mum kept reminding me it was OK to be different.
I was so successful in Cleveland, and we moved to Los Angeles, and there was nothing for me to do. All of a sudden, from being a success, I was a has-been at 13.
When I turned 11, my dad decorated a room at the Standard hotel in Los Angeles in a ’60s, Austin Powers style. There was human bowling: You run inside a giant inflatable ball and try to knock down pins. To this day, adults say it was one of the craziest parties they’ve ever been to.
I do ‘The Howard Stern,’ make me happy. Also I sold out Comedy Store in the Los Angeles for my roast. This way everybody know I make the people laugh and happy. I love it.
I don’t know that ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ is a complete reinvention, but I’m playing one of the guys in charge this time. Before I’d be cast as a young impressionable character. I think part of that is just being more mature.
I made a conscious effort to focus on television so I could stay in Los Angeles, so I wasn’t on a location all over the world doing movies.
Gavin Lambert was the first person in the movie business my wife and I met when we moved to Los Angeles in 1964.
I was 27, an unemployed actress living in a really crappy studio apartment. I had just moved to Los Angeles alone, away from my family. I had cervical and uterine cancer and I was told that I would never be able to carry a baby.
I’m from New Jersey. But I went to school in Los Angeles and all across the country. So, I can totally connect with missing home.
Los Angeles is a one-horse town. It’s entirely driven by the entertainment business and that’s what it is.
I started traveling by myself as early as 5 to see my dad. I’d go to Toronto or Los Angeles, depending on what show he was doing, but most often New York, and we would hang out, and he’d take me to museums and Broadway plays. The ones that had the biggest impact on me were the George C. Wolfe productions.
Anaheim is not like Los Angeles, where there are more people and more paparazzi. You don’t have that in Anaheim. It’s more laid-back.
I hate people thinking their city is unique, but there is a certain aura about Los Angeles; it’s not necessarily a beautiful thing, but it’s part of Harry Bosch.
I love the fact that I get to play against the Los Angeles Lakers in a Game 7 on the road.
During my whole year as Miss America and afterward, I was calling agents, looking for advice and opportunities. When I was in New York or in Los Angeles doing different appearances, if I had time on my schedule, I tried to meet with executives.
The idea of the beauty of diversity came from just growing up where I grew up. Los Angeles is a very big city – there’s Little Ethiopia, Little Armenia, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, there’s African-Americans, Latinos, Europeans.
Crime novelists do really well with Los Angeles.
With these kinds of figures you can do whatever you want as an actor because there are no guidelines, there are no real vampires. Except in Los Angeles, where everybody’s a vampire, you know?
I go to a Calvary Chapel church out here in Los Angeles. I had been here about two years at the time. I’m very close with my church, very close with the pastor and his wife, and I work with a girls’ ministry here.
People have this impression that once you move to America, that becomes your interest. But I never moved to Los Angeles; I stayed in New York because I do theatre, so my aim is not just Hollywood.
I love that kind of edgy, rock n’ roll punk thing that we do so well in England. But my style adapts to where I am. When I’m in Los Angeles, suddenly I’m like, ‘I need a sandal, and I need a beige dress, and I need some flowers in my hair.’
In high school, I was on the youth advisory council for the Mayor’s Office of Los Angeles, and that was kind of my first experience in the bureaucratic system. We tried to get things done, and nobody was really interested in getting anything done.
Children ran up to me shouting, ‘Columbo!’ At first, it gave me great pleasure, but later, I said to myself that those children should have had their own heroes instead of admiring a cop from Los Angeles.
I had this crazy job, though, when I first got to Los Angeles… I answered this ad in the back of the newspaper to be a telephone psychic, and I did that for two days.
I never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
Australia is so cool that it’s hard to even know where to start describing it. The beaches are beautiful; so is the weather. Not too crowded. Great food, great music, really nice people. It must be a lot like Los Angeles was many years ago.
You can get stuff done in New York that you can’t in Los Angeles. If you wanted to get some milk and get your shoes repaired and drop something off at the dry cleaner, that’s an all-day adventure in Los Angeles. In New York, you can bang that out in half an hour.
In the neighborhood where my studio is, in South Central Los Angeles, there are a lot of immigrant-owned businesses. I’m constantly amazed at the level of work they do. It’s above anything. For me, I think I pattern myself on that work ethic.
I’ve never lived in Los Angeles. I’ve always lived 30 miles away in Long Beach.
I moved to Los Angeles when I was about 20, all by myself. It was exciting. I had this moment when I felt like I needed to put on my big-boy pants and just make that leap to see what would happen.
There’s an amazing movie called ‘Los Angeles Plays Itself.’
Drake went through my exhibition. I did meet him in Los Angeles, and he was in the spaces that I did do there, and has some images from that.
I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles, but I probably wouldn’t say it’s my favorite city.
I think Los Angeles is often portrayed as kind of a petri dish, where bad decisions start and then spread to the rest of the world. I don’t see it that way. I feel Los Angeles is a place of almost primal struggle and survival. It’s not a city that embraces its inhabitants.
I just feel like growing up in Los Angeles, you learn, ‘Well you’re never gonna be the prettiest girl in the room, so just don’t even try.’ I mean, I care about being pretty, but it’s not my most valued thing.
When I first moved out to Los Angeles I was thinking, you know, I wanted to be an actor but I didn’t really know what acting was about. I thought if I could be a model, or even do commercials and stuff like that for the rest of my life, I’d be happy.
I have never taken a road trip. Unless you count Los Angeles to Vegas.
I was raised in Connecticut. And I honestly wasn’t aware that my dad was a celebrity until I moved to Los Angeles a year ago.
I remember the first time I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and saw a Kerry James Marshall painting with black bodies in it on a museum wall… It strengthened me on a cellular level.
I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then, so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films.
At a very young age, I was in Germany watching TV and I told my mom I wanted to be an actor. She said, ‘Go for it.’ When my dad retired from the military, we moved to Los Angeles, and it all kicked off.
If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture – not only national culture but global culture.
Growing up in Connecticut, all the Colonial houses looked alike. In Los Angeles, the diversity is so extreme, it’s baffling.
In 1983, I was working at an art gallery in Los Angeles and going to film school at Los Angeles City College. At that time, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a young painter and was visiting L.A. for his first show at the Larry Gagosian Gallery.
When I moved to Los Angeles, I thought, ‘Whatever hits, I’ll go that direction. If it’s music, fine; if it’s acting, fine.’
I would love to dive into an indie film based on the streets of East Los Angeles where I grew up. If that doesn’t come my way soon, I think I just might have to write it myself.
I have been in Los Angeles for a long time, and I have wanted to be a series lead for a long time. It’s literally on my bucket list.
I love Los Angeles, and it’s been very good to me, but if everyone is running around telling the stories, who’s living them? You don’t play characters that are celebrities – you play guys who know what to do when their septic tank’s blocked.
I have a very flexible and easy schedule that affords me a wonderful lifestyle in Los Angeles. I’m able to be a very present mother, able to pursue other projects.
I’ve lived in Los Angeles for at least 24 years.
I stumbled upon Charles White purely by chance while looking through a book ‘Great Negroes, Past and Present’ in the library at Forty-Ninth Street Elementary School in South-Central Los Angeles. I was in the fifth grade.
I think the paparazzi might have chased me out of Los Angeles.
I’ve been through the process qualifying for the World Cup, which is an amazing, two-year process. It was an honor to represent the U.S. and to represent the city of Los Angeles and California.
I was born in Sacramento but moved to Los Angeles with my mom and my little sister when I was seven.
My first port of call was Los Angeles. That’s where I laid my first foot on America.
I eventually became an actor, starting with doing stand-up comedy in New York and then theater wherever they would let me. Finally, I moved out here to Los Angeles and got on a show.
I am a Chicagoan. I feel like I’ve simply been on vacation for 10 years in Los Angeles. But Chicago is a real place, and L.A. is a motel.
MySpace is just spam central. I mean, every day I just get mail inviting me to gigs that are nowhere near Los Angeles!
I am from Los Angeles, and my parents are from Los Angeles.
I did grow up in Los Angeles. I actually didn’t start acting until I was sixteen, so I was very removed from the Hollywood scene. I had always been in my school plays, but my mom and dad wanted to keep me out of the business until I was old enough to know who I was and not let anyone change me.
I know how young black men are seen. They’re boys – scared little boys, oftentimes. I was one of them. I was completely afraid of the Los Angeles Police Department.
We shoot double episodes in 15 days in Los Angeles.
Now that I think about it, I was arrested in 1992. Some people may think of that as a bad thing, but I feel good about it. I chained myself to the gate of a phone book factory, a GTE factory in Los Angeles. They were using thousand-year-old trees to make phone books. I think that’s a total waste of a tree.
A move to MLS – you never know. New York or Los Angeles, you never know.
At first I moved from Sydney to Melbourne, because most of the comedy was shot in Melbourne, and then from Melbourne to Los Angeles – and you have to sacrifice stuff.
Having grown up in Iceland and Los Angeles, gone to school in Europe and America, and lived and worked in London and New York, my insatiable appetite for travel has informed many of my life decisions.
Los Angeles is a good city in which to be a reporter. Always entertaining, always an incubator.
I moved from Chicago to New York in 1984 for ‘Biloxi Blues.’ In 1989, my wife and our then-baby daughter moved to Los Angeles to try to get in television.
The highlight of my day is figuring out where I’m going to order dinner from in Los Angeles. As horrible as everything is, it’s the golden age of takeout. Restaurants are not splitting their focus between serving customers in-store and delivery and takeout.
In the late 1960s, Ontario Airport was a throwback to a bygone era. Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the airport served only two carriers, Western and Bonanza. Passengers could catch regional flights to San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Los Angeles, and that was about it.
In Los Angeles, I feel like the ugly duckling, like I’m from Venus or something.
I have a large collection of town cars because when I was just a snipe in the gutter, growing up in Los Angeles, a town car drove by. I remember running in the house to get my mother so she could see it. It was utterly magnificent.
This is one of the last unique things to do in the business of sports, to return the National Football League to the city of Los Angeles. I happen to love the city of Los Angeles; I happen to love the NFL – and to somehow be a part of that, a helper in that process, is something I’ve always been interested in.
Long ago, I did a five-and-a-half-hour-a-day, six-day-a-week talk show for four years, early on, in Los Angeles – local show. And when you are on that many hours with no script, you know, you get very comfortable, maybe overly comfortable with that small audience.
The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles.
To clarify the facts to everyone, yes, I did have a heart attack. I was on a plane leaving from Los Angeles, CA, heading to Secaucus, NJ, for a comic convention when I started to feel some discomfort in my chest.
My parents are from the Midwest. They’re from Evanston, Illinois. They moved out to Los Angeles right before I was born.
I’ve become convinced that Los Angeles is going to become the next contemporary art capital – no other city has more contemporary gallery space than Los Angeles. We’ve come into our own, finally.
With ‘Greenberg,’ I wanted to make a movie about Los Angeles… my great love for it and also the way that I felt not at home and alienated there.
Shooting in Los Angeles is always pleasant and comfortable. Shooting in New York is like being on ‘Survivor.’
I tend to hang out with my friends in Los Angeles from high school. We know each other from back in the day. They still see me as just dumb Tyra. We have a strong bond.
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I had a really bad run. I would sleep in my car during the day outside the Disney building in Burbank, and that’s where I got my first job, which is really weird. I liked to stay around the studios and kind of get the good vibes going.
Los Angeles was really beautiful, and California in general is a great place to live.
Even in Los Angeles, where we lived, when we would date somebody or go out with them, if we went out with somebody else the next night, we often found that women were banging on our windows while we were bedded down with other women!
I was 20 when I moved to Los Angeles. I went on probably 600 commercial auditions and couldn’t book any of them.
Watching Clayton Kershaw in the very first game of the 2014 season, I realized that he’s not overpowering; he’s deceptive. It’s the sum of his parts that makes the Los Angeles Dodgers ace baseball’s most successful pitcher.
I think 98% of gang members in Los Angeles would agree that being a gang is just like being part of a community.
There’s such a unique humour in Wales that I just love and miss in Los Angeles.
I realized how Latina I was, and then also, at the same time, how not Latina enough I was, because I’m born and raised in Los Angeles. I speak Spanish, but I don’t speak perfect Spanish, not like a native speaker.
I acted when I was young, but at 19, I had my own theater company where I acted but also directed. I also did some theater in Los Angeles. So I was always wanting to direct, even before I became an established actor.
There’s a bizarre prejudice that exists in the New York publishing establishment that any work outside the tri-state area is being done by trained chimpanzees, that geography screens out sensibility. There’s an idea that all Los Angeles writing is about the movie industry, that it’s vulgar, shallow and banal.
I started out in New York, and New York has a way of countering a Southern accent, naturally; when I moved to Los Angeles for a job, and I just stayed, the dialect out here doesn’t really counter, and my Southern started coming back.
I came to Los Angeles and did auditions for television. I made a terrible mess of most of them and I was quite intimidated. I felt very embarrassed and went back to London. I got British television jobs intermittently between the ages of 23 and 27, but it was very patchy.
My first college internship was at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles. My second internship was at McKinsey & Company as a consultant – that turned into my first job after graduation.
In my district, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles handle approximately 44 percent of all of the goods delivered to American shores, yet they are in constant need of revenue for facilities, improvements and upgrades to roads and bridges and rails.
I have about 1,000 hours of myself on tape in a vault in Los Angeles. But I also have a photographic memory about my jokes, because they’re really about me; they’re my stories.
There’s sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.
Tobey Maguire and I had a tough relationship – it was a tough working relationship. We butted heads, and ultimately, I lost the Los Angeles game because of differences with him. But then I moved to New York and built a bigger game, five times bigger, making more money, and that was pretty exciting.
I spend so much time in Los Angeles and normally stay at a corporate apartment when shooting ‘Top Chef: Just Desserts,’ but when I have the chance to stay somewhere more luxurious, I love The Montage in Beverly Hills.
I find Los Angeles to be a place of great physical beauty, in which you have the oceans and the mountains, and there’s a vertical sense and a desert light that you can see forever.
I’ve actually changed my view of Los Angeles. When I was younger, I hated it, because I thought it was fake and superficial. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that to be absolutely true, but I don’t care.
By the time I graduated from high school in Vancouver, I already had a whole support network set up for me in Los Angeles, so I just moved down.
Los Angeles survives on that which is unpredictable. The unexpected courses through its very veins.
The least sexy city is Los Angeles. And it poses as the most sexy. As you grow up, L.A. is being sold to you as home of the bikini-clad party girls. And then you get there, and it’s full of very goal-oriented, yoga-obsessed careerists.
I describe my years in Los Angeles as 12 years of culture shock.
My wife and I are affiliated with a temple here in Los Angeles. We feel very close to the congregation and to the rabbi, who happens to be my wife’s cousin and who I admire greatly. I talk to him regularly but I consider myself more spiritual than religious.
I love Los Angeles, and I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.
Oddly enough, Dame Edna is not interested in show business. Her friends in Los Angeles are mostly in the world of petroleum. She used to have some acting friends. Sadly, Joan Rivers has passed on. Larry Hagman was a close friend. A number of others.
I’m attracted to creative people and train wrecks, and there’s no shortage of that in Los Angeles.
One day, I’m designing a candy product; the next day, I’m going to a candy factory. The day after that, I might be traveling to Los Angeles to look at a possible location for another store.
There is a pool of references in New York and Los Angeles that are almost exclusively drawn from the media, from the world of television and advertising.
Los Angeles is a really strange place. I grew up there like a normal kid, but it was not until I experienced other parts of the world that I realized how really and truly bizarre to the core it is – inside the homes of the powerful and damaged.
We played New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles, maybe 1978, opening for Kansas or somebody. Driving to the hotel after the gig, we came on KLOS. It was like, ‘All right! We’re in L.A., we just played a big gig, and we’re on the radio!’ That was the start of something big.
I could do an American accent, if I were immersed in the accent, meaning if I were living back in Los Angeles and rehearsing and auditioning the whole time.
The Raiders moved from Oakland to Los Angeles, didn’t like it, didn’t get along. Whatever it was, moved back to Oakland.
I met Michael Milken for the first time with Oliver Stone at the Drexel Burnham offices in Los Angeles.
Political movements and mega sporting events have always gone hand in hand. In 1980, there were Cold War boycotts in Moscow and again in 1984 during Los Angeles Games.
I have an avocado tree at my place in Los Angeles – it’s the smoother-skinned one, which tends to be a little stringy. Often the birds or raccoons get the avocados before I can harvest them. I have figs, too, which are great with prosciutto, of course. I have limes and lemons, which I use to make lemonade.
I started at Moschino Oct. 31 or Nov. 1, 2013, and now I go back and forth between Milan and Los Angeles, where I live.
I’m wary of the whole Los Angeles scene. I’m a California kid, but there’s a difference between California and Los Angeles. L.A. is urban. California is restorative.
Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, Atlanta: those are all cities that really didn’t get big, didn’t hit their stride until the 20th century.
I did a theatrical musical, Annie Warbucks, when I was 11. We did a tour and we stopped by Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is a huge, great diverse place, but I had to find the version that worked for me. I am lucky I did because I probably wouldn’t be where I am had I not.
I just never did buy this idea that you have to live in Los Angeles to be an actor. I didn’t see that as a requirement in my job description.
I was born and raised in East Los Angeles by a single mom who had three biological kids and adopted four more. I never met my dad.
The only Angels in Los Angeles are in Heaven, and they’re looking down on the Dodgers.
I started at Howard in the drama department. At the same time, I was a fledgling member of the Black Repertory Company in Washington, D.C. When I graduated, I had the great fortune of being in the Los Angeles production of ‘For Colored Girls’… And all these years since, I’ve done stage work.
Shooting at night in Los Angeles is amazing. The city shuts down at 10 P.M. every night, and a whole different cast of characters comes out.
Even the cleanest air, at the centre of the South Pacific or somewhere over Antarctica, has two hundred thousand assorted bits and pieces in every lungful. And this count rises to two million or more in the thick of the Serengeti migration, or over a six-lane highway during rush hour in downtown Los Angeles.
If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica.
I don’t know my armpit from my elbow in Los Angeles.
‘Battle: Los Angeles’ – I’ve got to say this was easily one of the most physically trying things that I’ve ever done in my life because I play a Marine in the film, and they had us training with real live Marines for, like, three weeks. It gave me a whole new respect for just the armed forces, period.
I don’t live in Los Angeles and I don’t do a lot of superfluous press.
It’s something that I do every year – every Ramadan to be exact – taking an 18-hour flight back home to Malaysia from Los Angeles. I’m born and raised in Malaysia, and Ramadan and Eid has always been my favorite time of the year.
I live in Los Angeles, which is the second most polluted city in the world, and I wake up in the morning to dirt all over my window.
Dating in Los Angeles can be hard, which makes it all the better when you meet a really nice guy.
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I don’t think anyone knew what to do with me.
I was in Nashville quite a bit when I shot ‘Nashville,’ and I was in Los Angeles when I shot in ‘Supergirl’.
Well, this week for example, I was just in Los Angeles making a documentary for German television on whales. They had tried to get me in England where they missed me.
Everyone out here in Los Angeles is trying to do whatever to break into films. It is a tough industry to get into, kind of like pro wrestling in a lot of respects when you think about it.
It’s just dumb: how you can have the number 1 record in Los Angeles and not have the number 1 record in New York? It’s crazy.
Half of my family is in Los Angeles, so my cousin was the first person to play me, like, Snoop Dogg, and I would always feel like, ‘OMG, I shouldn’t be listening to this,’ and my other cousin was the first to introduce me to Aaliyah, so every time I’d go to the West Coast, I’d get those West Coast vibes.
Real-life conduct aside, LaBeouf, a Los Angeles native, has been working steadily as an actor since he was 12 years old.
I finished my junior year of high school and flew out to Los Angeles. I didn’t know the difference between a manager and an agent. But I got here and just started hustling and meeting anyone I could.
It was when ’21’ came out. I was in Los Angeles and my face was everywhere: on buses, on posters, on the side of buildings. I didn’t feel that blown away by it. I was still hungry to prove myself. I realised that quite quickly, that I had to find something that challenged me from an acting point of view.
Los Angeles has always been on the table with us.
As a person who grew up in Los Angeles – that’s a very diverse place – I’ve always felt like that diversity is a blessing. It’s not a problem to be solved: it’s a gift to be thankful for.
Being in Los Angeles is this brutal awakening, where I feel not good enough as soon as I walk into a room, and I’m wearing the wrong thing, or I don’t have enough make up on. It’s all about image.
It is important to me that I was not raised in Los Angeles.
I remember being 24 in Los Angeles. And up until that moment, when my mom would call my cell phone and it would ring, I would be flushed with some sort of excitement that we all have – a little dopamine rush, when my phone rings – and I’d look down, and it would say, ‘Mom.’ It used to feel like a job to pick that up.
At the end of the day, I live in Silicon Valley and L.A., and for selfish reasons, I’d love to have Los Angeles and San Francisco connected with the Hyperloop.
My first paying job in Los Angeles was taking tickets at the Bing under Ron Haver.
A lot of times when I’ve been offered film series and stuff, if they shoot in Los Angeles, I lose interest.
Prior to working for Fox, I worked for ABC and NBC, spent a lot of time at CNN, and almost ended up at CBS. I worked for a bunch of local stations in Los Angeles and had a talk-radio show at KABC for six years. In other words, I’m fortunate enough to have been around, and Fox News is the best place I’ve ever worked.
I’m not a big fan of working out. Living in Los Angeles makes it much easier for me; I don’t ever have an excuse not to be outside.
I did Playboy. There was an ad in the paper for playmates. Playboy called me and flew me to Los Angeles, and I was on the March cover of 1992.
I’m not a city kind of guy. I’m happiest when I’m tromping through the woods. That’s why I don’t live in Los Angeles. Being physically away from Hollywood probably loses me a few jobs, but the best ones seek me out.
We didn’t build the interstate system to connect New York to Los Angeles because the West Coast was a priority. No, we webbed the highways so people can go to multiple places and invent ways of doing things not thought of by the persons building the roads.
I attended College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., for a year, but college wasn’t for me. I was curious about life beyond Los Angeles.
There’s been so many unbelievable players in Los Angeles, maybe the best of the best.
The Hispanic population in this country is not a monolith. When you’re in Miami, the newscast is going to be different from the newscast in Los Angeles.
To be honest, you go to a bat mitzvah in Los Angeles, and you can count on at least a few industry people to be there.
I could live anywhere in the world I want. But Los Angeles is the place to live.
I took a plane from New York City to Los Angeles for an audition. I met all the people. After that, I was told to have another audition, but I didn’t want to go there again.
When I was 18, I moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA.
When I’m Los Angeles, it’s work. That’s what I’m there for is work.
When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn’t get looked at as God, you freak.
I love that we are bringing the flavors of Frontera to Los Angeles. I think we can only add to the booming food community in Los Angeles. Our food is gutsy and soulful.
Reggie Jackson hit one off me that’s still burrowing its way to Los Angeles.
I was born in San Diego, and we moved to Los Angeles when I was seven. A couple of years later, I started acting!
In Los Angeles, as I gained and lost celebrity, then gained it again, I often found myself wondering why I, out of thousands like me, had become famous.
I still giggle when someone asks for my address and I say, ‘Hollywood, Los Angeles.’
Los Angeles feels empty and overrated. I struggle with it as a holiday destination. It’s the sort of place where you need to know some locals, otherwise it just feels so empty.
Los Angeles County is one of the most park-poor urban areas in the nation, and the San Gabriel Valley – stretching from Pasadena to Pomona – is especially starved for open space.
You don’t just leave Los Angeles. Such a departure requires magical intervention. You can’t simply purchase a ticket to another destination. You must disappear.
In Los Angeles, I feel connected to a hubbub of strangeness. And I enjoy that; I like strangeness.
I always wished I had a chance to meet an NFL player or even a college player when I was growing up in Los Angeles.
My passion lies in amazing, complex characters and really well-written stuff – not to say I wouldn’t want to do a comedy if the right comedy came along… I’m an actor in Los Angeles, and I have a family I have to support.
It was go-along to get-along social. It was living in Los Angeles, being young and single, and flowing with the trendy liberal crowd.
So I just came out here to Los Angeles with a bunch of buddies I had gone to film school with. You know, for better or worse, we just tried to slug it out here.
I think that unless you grew up in New York or Chicago or Los Angeles, you’re sheltered.
It might take me an hour to get to feel at ease with somebody. I don’t find it easy to go into a room full of 10 people and give it all away. In the pilot season in Los Angeles I’ve done that a couple of times.
A lot of people come to Los Angeles and think that they’re going to be famous, just like that.
I could never leave Las Vegas. I can’t really afford New York or Los Angeles. I love this town. We don’t have that much. We have the Runnin’ Rebels and boxer Floyd Mayweather. When Mayweather fights, it’s good for the whole city. It’s like the Super Bowl out here.
I like to record records in Los Angeles. It’s less distracting than New York, where I was based.
After I quit the U.S. Ski Team, there was a fair amount of, you know, grief that follows that, and I just wanted to take a year off. And I had a friend that lived in Los Angeles, said I could crash on his couch. And so I just kind of did the first really spontaneous thing I’d done in my young adult life.
When I was 11, I moved to Los Angeles to live with my father and stepmother and my half brothers. I became really close to my stepmother, and I am still very close to my brothers. My stepmother is the actress Shirley Jones, who was in ‘The Partridge Family’ alongside me, so we worked together for years.
I cuss like a sailor; I smoked cigarettes for many years but quit and have never looked back; also, I ride a motorcycle… in Los Angeles… so there ya go.
My aim was never to be an American star; otherwise, I would have moved to Los Angeles.
I grew up in East Los Angeles, which is the biggest population of Mexican-Americans in America. I was born and raised there.
My parents were in the book business, my brothers still run the Dutton bookstores in Los Angeles, and I’ve been interested in editing books and journals all of my life.
I was never an ambitious girl, or even a self-confident one. I never went in for beauty pageants or wore a stitch of make-up until I went to Los Angeles.
I think education was the key for me, and that’s what I tell kids. That base in the classics gave me something to springboard from, which I wouldn’t have had if I’d come out to Los Angeles early and been guest punk of the week on ‘Hill Street Blues.’
I grew up in Los Angeles, and I’ve made movies all over the world… I’ve been in New York, Norway, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, London – I’ve been in all these cities, shooting away in the winter, thinking, ‘People who choose to live here are insane.’
The greatest thing I can remember in my whole career was the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey clowns asking me to appear with them at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1965.
I was part of a show called ‘Manifest Equality’ in Los Angeles in 2010, and I realized there was a disconnect between people who are gay or have gay friends and are gay-friendly, and people who think they don’t know any gay people.
I’ve actually done three pilots for Disney. I met with the network when I was 16 years old and had just started acting. I would fly to Los Angeles to film pilots, then fly back to Dallas, where I grew up.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles.
More than 30 years ago, in Washington, D.C., I secured a copy of a single by a Los Angeles band called The Bags. The two-song 7-inch, released on Dangerhouse, had a girl on the cover who looked right at you with huge eyes. The songs, ‘Survive’ and ‘Babylonian Gorgon,’ were great and made many of my mix tapes.
What attracted me to New York was there was an anonymity that I couldn’t always have in Los Angeles, and it was easier to blend in there. The more successful you are, the less you are able to do that.
I moved to Los Angeles, and ‘The Office’ became successful, and the charity/cocktail party circuit is really not my scene. But I played golf, and I started getting invited to charity golf events, and I just fell in love with the game ten-fold, and at a lot of these events, there were athletes.
The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles under a phony name to keep reporters away. Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children, I would have to sneak in the back door after dark.
When I was up in Washington state, I always thought, ‘I’m going to go to Los Angeles where films are made and stories are told, and they’re going to love me and welcome me with open arms.’ But, there was no welcoming committee.
The Clippers are more valuable in Los Angeles. It’s a phenomenal city, a phenomenal market, phenomenal everything.
Los Angeles is where I became an actor.
I moved out to Los Angeles with the idea of becoming a director, which thousands, if not tens and hundreds of thousands, of people do, every year. It’s a very competitive field, of course. I immediately got swept away into the visual side of things, starting with visual effects, and then designing.
As I was growing my social media following and doing things in Los Angeles, kids in my school would start to hate on me, tweet me stuff… you name it, they said it to me.
There is an overarching comedy community, and then there are little comedy community pockets, almost like the way L.A. is structured. You have this grand scope of what Los Angeles is, but within that, there are all of these multi-functioning cities and neighborhoods.
I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, and then I got this call from a casting director in Los Angeles. She remembered me from something years before, and she called my mom wanting me to audition for this thing.
I was born in California, and I lived on the outskirts of Los Angeles until I was 4. At that point, my family moved to Michigan. Between 4 and 18, I lived in Michigan, and at 18, I moved to New York.
When I went to Los Angeles right after high school, I got some acting jobs, and I never, ever wanted to be an actress! Public speaking and acting make me want to vomit. But I have never been nervous singing. When it comes to public speaking, I stumble on my words, sweat, and pull at my clothes.
The thing that really surprised me about strip malls in California, specifically Los Angeles, is that they have some really fantastic restaurants.
The first time I performed at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, I was in the back of the room doing vocal exercises. ‘Me-me-me, my-my-my, mo-mo-mo.’ And I’m looking around, and no one else is doing it. I’m like, ‘They must have done it before they came to the club.’ I came to realize that I was an idiot.
I read the Life magazine articles about free love and free dope in California. At age 20 I drove to Los Angeles.
One summer, when I was on break from architecture school in Tijuana, my aunt gave me a summer job cleaning up and peeling garlic, and I got to see her in her element. She was so passionate and such a good teacher, I decided to quit architecture school and go to culinary school in Los Angeles.
I am British. I love Britain for all its faults and all its virtues. My husband is American and I am largely based in Los Angeles, but whenever someone asks me where home is, I automatically say ‘London.’
I find Los Angeles a bit desperate. For me, the energy there is bad.
In the 1950s and ’60s, America’s natural resources were in bad shape. Communities were so polluted that clouds of smog lingered over cities like Los Angeles. Rivers and lakes were filled with chemicals. In my hometown of Boston, the harbor was among the nation’s most polluted waterways.
I’m a writer-director originally from Rhode Island, now living in Los Angeles. I’ve spent the past eleven years working with a writing partner, Joni Lefkowitz, and am now making the transition into feature directing thanks to this script we wrote together and our incredible producer Jordana Mollick.
People here in Los Angeles are disgusted now about a sex scandal involving Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently for seven years, he carried on a sexual relationship with his own wife.
Well, rather than to give you my impression on Los Angeles, per se, my older sister’s husband is and American, therefore I have a pretty good idea of the, perhaps the characteristics of Americans in general.
I keep thinking I’m going to miss it back in Los Angeles. But I don’t. The only thing I miss is driving out in the desert in the Southwest.
I never thought I’d end up living in Los Angeles while my children grew up in Britain, but here I am, and we are all making the best of it.
I’m excited about Los Angeles because I believe in her. I believe in her destiny. I think that the fact that we have so many different people from so many parts of the world is a big reason why L.A. is the city of America’s promise.
We had just recently moved to California from Italy, and while we were driving around, we saw a billboard ad for McDonald’s on Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles. The word ‘guess’ was in the ad, and my brother decided that that would be the name of our company!
I’m not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion. I always feel that I’m two steps away from the other side when I’m out there. It’s more like a vacation place or a place to visit than a place to hunker down.
I think the opera is one of the great cultural jewels of Los Angeles.
I’m not that crazy about how some of the men dress in Los Angeles.
There’s a vegan and gluten-free bakery called BabyCakes that I love. They’ve got shops in New York and Los Angeles. Their stuff is amazing.
My parents come down to Los Angeles a lot.
In Los Angeles, I had the good fortune of anchoring the news right before Johnny Carson came on, so to see him, the Hollywood stars watched me first.
It was not possible to film in California, because all the areas are heavily built up now. Coming to Cape Town is an invitation to step into the past and recreate Los Angeles of the 1930s.
I have a few homes, and Los Angeles is certainly one of them.
I knew if I had gone to school – if I had gone to Juilliard and danced for four years – I would have spent every day wondering what would have happened if I had gone to Los Angeles instead.
Fortunately, I was still living in Los Angeles at the time. So I went out to World Gym and got a membership.
I always believed in the YouTube community and myself. I saw something there. The most difficult thing was others not believing in me. I had a lot of friends in Los Angeles who really thought I was crazy for leaving a steady acting job to start on YouTube.
I grew up in a big, blended Irish Catholic family just outside of Los Angeles.
When I left the San Francisco DA’s office, I went down to the Los Angeles district attorney’s office, and I was able to try a tremendous amount – very serious cases and working in gang neighborhoods, impoverished neighborhoods – really make a difference and be impactful in those communities.
I moved with my mom to Los Angeles for her to pursue her acting career, and she got a job casting atmosphere in some independent films.
I had a really negative look at the night-life side of Hollywood, which I really didn’t like. I went to New York to focus on modeling, and then of course found that New York was not any different from Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, I don’t like that town. Too decadent, and it’s slimy.
Yeah, moving to Los Angeles definitely influenced my sound.
I moved out to Los Angeles a fan of many people, and meeting people I put on a pedestal that just disappointed me. Without fans, this business would not exist, so I try and say that we’re all on the same level.
Los Angeles is not a town full of airheads. There’s a great deal of wonderful energy there. They say ‘yes’ to things; not like the endless ‘nos’ and ‘hrrumphs’ you get in England!
The opera in Los Angeles is excellent.
I really do feel like Los Angeles is my home now and, as cliche as this sounds, I felt like I found myself here and I really know who I am now. There was a long period like I was drifting or floating through life, and now I feel like I have a definitive target – and future.
In a sense, I feel a lot more an outsider in Los Angeles than I did in Newfoundland.
Chicago is seriously my favorite city in the country. People have roots here, which is nice. When you go to Los Angeles, no one is actually from Los Angeles.
In the past, like for the last Rilo Kiley record, ‘Under the Blacklight,’ I wore exclusively hot pants because the themes in that record were the underbelly of Los Angeles.
I did a play called Throne of Straw when I was 11, at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. It became really clear to me at that point that I enjoyed acting more than any other experience I was having.
I grew up in a modest neighborhood just outside of Los Angeles. It was an industrial community of blue-collar, working people… some of the hardest-working people I’ve ever met.
Luckily, I didn’t have many ‘day jobs’ while trying to find success in Los Angeles. When I first moved to L.A., I worked at Bubba Gump Restaurant for about two days. I didn’t even make it through training before I quit. I just didn’t care to memorize all the different types of shrimp.
August in sub-Saharan Los Angeles is one of the great and awful tests of one’s endurance, sanity and stamina.
I’ve spent so much time the last seven, eight years in Los Angeles, away from my family, away from my friends, away from the city that is my favourite place to be and I just want to come here and have a proper life.
I love Los Angeles. I love when people make fun of it. I think, ‘Good, don’t come.’ All the jokes about it feel out of date.
Unlike accredited zoos like the Bronx Zoo, San Diego Zoo, the Los Angeles Zoo, these are private menageries, and these people are frightened and there is an existential fear that they are going to be shut down by the government, by PETA, by HSUS, by animal rights groups. So they, generally, are very guarded.
We had an interesting thing at that first dinner. It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles, and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove.
I moved to Los Angeles. My parents were not on board with that, and so I had to get a lot of different jobs. One of them was working for a man in Hollywood who had a weekly poker game.
I’ve been in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus since I was 8.
When I was little, I asked my mom to move us to Los Angeles and get me an agent. She would say, ‘Stop it. Go play in the dirt.’
The voice of Vin Scully has become the song of summer for generations of Los Angeles baseball fans and aficionados of excellence in sports broadcasting.
I wrote two novels about a yoga studio in Los Angeles published by Penguin under the pen name Rain Mitchell.
I look forward to a time when my career in a place where I can get out of Los Angeles and find a nice small town like I grew up in to raise my family.
Acting in Los Angeles can be very isolating because you either have a job or you don’t have a job – and if you don’t have a job, it’s all about getting out of your house. It sucks to sit around waiting. That’s death.
I grew up in a house that might have had the only front-yard cornfield in all of Los Angeles.
I was born in New York. I grew up in San Francisco, Long Beach, and Los Angeles.
I had done a couple of auditions for ‘Amistad’ and didn’t feel it was going to go any further – and then the call came about heading to Los Angeles to work with Steven Spielberg. It was surreal: exciting, challenging, overwhelming.
Shortly after I moved to Los Angeles, I was looking for work, and I happened to be invited to Ray’s studio and sat in and played on a couple of his demos. I didn’t charge him a dime for it. I was on cloud nine to be working in the same room as Ray Charles, one of my huge idols.
My home is in Chicago, but I have an apartment in Los Angeles.
There something to be said for having even unrealistic dreams. Even if the dreams don’t come true – that, to me, is what’s beautiful about Los Angeles. It’s full of these people who have moved there to chase these dreams.
I remember when I was in Los Angeles, and there was one of the very big earthquakes, and it was just absolute pandemonium. I mean the streets were just – people were crashing into each other, people were looting, in just a very short amount of time.
‘Cars’ is a really personal story for me because, first of all, I grew up in Los Angeles – the car crazy capital.
Years ago, when my attempts at a writing career came to a complete stand-still, I applied to the Los Angeles Police Department. This might seem odd for a liberal woman who once went to UC Santa Cruz, but I’ve always had a powerful fascination with crime and serious interest in finding different ways to contend with it.
I would describe Los Angeles as actually not having taste. In New York, there’s taste. But you have to remember that taste is censorship. It’s a form of restriction.
I been all around the world and I haven’t found a city that I’d rather be from or rather come back to than Los Angeles.
When I moved to Los Angeles, right away I met all kinds of musicians.
I grew up in Los Angeles and always wished I’d spent a childhood in a far different place.
I travelled to California when I was 18 and went to Los Angeles State College.
Every time I’ve been to Los Angeles, I’ve hated it. My brother works there, so I usually go each year for a holiday.
Los Angeles is often described as the nadir of vapidity, a smog-choked space cradle.
I own a home in Sweden, I rent in both Los Angeles and in Britain, and I’m constantly travelling.
Each and every one of us has multiple identities, and this is a fact that should be celebrated. I for example, am a queer black woman who grew up poor in Los Angeles.
Growing up in Seattle, I had the opportunity to take classes since I was 7 years old. I did theatre. I auditioned for film, television, commercials, and built up not just a resume but also some confidence. I learned how to master my craft before arriving in Los Angeles.
After we finished filming ‘Sinbad,’ I went out to Los Angeles for meetings and was invited to a pre-Oscars party. I met Victoria Beckham, Kenneth Branagh, and Gary Oldman. That was quite a leap for me.
I think every young actor in Los Angeles went up for that role. It was between Frankie Muniz and me, and he pulled out, so I got the role.
I always wanted to have a family – that was one of my big wishes. And in school, I’d taken drama, and I’d always wanted to act. I did go to drama school in New York, Los Angeles and London, and I did small parts here and there, but I never really had the time. Modeling was always paying more.
I support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles through Disney Channel and Britti Cares International in support of children with various diseases and illnesses and donate my time with pride and dignity.
When I’m in Los Angeles, my wife and I go to the farmers’ market with the kids every Sunday.
I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam who call and suggest parts. I’d love to keep on doing both painting and acting until the end of my days.
I was just restless with being in school; so I went out to Los Angeles.
I prefer Los Angeles just because I live there and my family’s there. But I think New York is just kind of the center of the world.
No, I did night clubs right here in Los Angeles. My partner, Phil Erickson, put me in the business, a guy from my home town, a dear friend who we just lost a couple of months ago.
At Johnny’s suggestion I pursued a career in radio that eventually brought me to Los Angeles.
When I moved to Los Angeles, I was cooking with two guys who became celebrity chefs, if you will. I became their sous chef for awhile. We’d go to all the big names in Hollywood.
Ironically, if only because over the years I’ve known so many – from college deans to studio executives to European expats – who come to Los Angeles aspiring to nothing other than living in Topanga, I wound up there by accident.
I got my first job when I moved to Los Angeles. I worked at a coffee shop for five years and it was one of the best experiences I ever had. It was a bunch of actors covering shifts for each other and becoming great friends.
I’m single. I just moved to a new city. I’m sort of starting over. I’m in Los Angeles. I don’t really know what my life is right now. It’s not what I thought it’d be at 37, and I think a lot of people can relate to that.
I was a drummer living in Los Angeles in 1990. I had finished music school and was playing with a band. It wasn’t going as well as it should have been.
Frequently I get asked if I’d rather have spent my career in a big city like New York or Los Angeles, where the exposure would be greater than in Seattle. My answer is no, not at all. Exposure is not important to me.
I grew up in Los Angeles when the racial tensions between blacks and Mexicans were very high. Gang violence was very prevalent.
I have always identified with Joan Didion’s depiction of Los Angeles and Southern California, ever since reading ‘Play It As It Lays,’ ‘Slouching Towards Bethlehem’ and ‘The White Album.’
If you go to Canada or Los Angeles, you will get to see many South Asians there, but on screens, they are so less in number. It is abnormal not to have much South Asians on screens.
The house where I grew up in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles was like a dream – even though my family faced threats after my father bought it in August 1948.
I struggled with being a Latino growing up in Los Angeles. I felt very American. I still do. I went to 35 bar mitzvahs before I went to a single quinceanera. I could talk all day about my culture and what it means to me.
The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles is the best.
I would drive down in my Volkswagen Jetta to Los Angeles and just audition, audition, audition, audition, and hopefully get something. I did that for two years, and the third year I came down, I auditioned for ‘How I Met Your Mother.’
I wound up graduating from the Los Angeles County School for the Arts as a theatre major and then was honored to be accepted into Carnegie Mellon’s Musical Theatre program.
When I moved to Los Angeles, I figured I’m really going to make an attempt to become a real actor. And when I did that, I thought it was time for me to face my parents and tell them what I did.
You go to Los Angeles or New York or Miami or Chicago, and you see Latinos everywhere; they are involved in every part of American society. That’s why they have to start being represented in Hollywood, because an ‘Americano’ can’t walk down the street and not see a Latino.
I’m contemplating moving to London for a period of time. I’ve been in Los Angeles for 15 years and I’m really tired of it. I’m continually uninspired by what’s being sent to me. Even by huge films that they’re doing there. They’re just awful.
I think the best thing I ever did was, years before I got the ‘Late Night’ show, when I first got out to Los Angeles to be a television writer, the first thing I did was I signed up to take improvisational classes… And I studied that for years, and I really loved it.
The nice thing is that, at least in Los Angeles, I’m known as a character actor and I do auditions for other things besides just cartoon shows.
My teeth are all right, but they are not American teeth, and my hair is not thick and luscious. Los Angeles is dense with beautiful people, and most of the men who are aspiring actors are 5ft 5in, so I tower above them.
I went to Columbia film school; that’s where I met Matthew Weisman. We then became writing partners, graduated, and moved out to Los Angeles. I didn’t know a soul.
I’ve done a number of readings at poetry lounges in Vancouver and Los Angeles. I’ve compiled a book of poetry that’s completed, and two others I’m working on.
Georgia was a great place to live, but I wanted to get out because I knew the opportunities for what I was doing – stand-up comedy and eventually acting – were in Los Angeles.
I first came to Abbey Road Studios in 1994. I scored ‘Little Women’ there. What I remember most about it was how hard it was to come to London from Los Angeles and conduct when you’re jetlagged.
Los Angeles can be a really sad city.
It’s hard to bury your head in Los Angeles. People come up to you and say, ‘Hey, I saw your picture on a bus.’ It’s tricky: You’re excited by the possibilities, but you don’t want to get too crazy.
I no longer have a style to maintain. I rent a little flat in Los Angeles, I don’t take holidays, I don’t dine out and I take cheap flights.
All I came to Los Angeles with was a dream. No one from my family ever left Ohio.
New York is like the weirdest city in the United States, in a great way, and Los Angeles is probably more similar to most of America.
Lyft Line came out of the vision that we’ve had from the beginning, which is how do we get the most affordable ride to everyone? Eighty percent of seats at all times on the road are empty. In Los Angeles, average car occupancy is 1.1, and if it were 1.3, there would be no traffic.
It’s definitely different than living in Los Angeles or Miami Beach, but Milwaukee is still a great city in its own right. As far as the baseball goes, it’s been everything and more than I thought it was going to be.
I am still very fond of Australia, but my life is now in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is such a widespread city, sometimes it’s hard to see your friends, and food is a great way to get together – it’s a great way of giving love.
Have you seen some of the women – and the men – in Los Angeles? They pay surgeons to make them look completely different in the hope of finding their youth. But youth comes from within. If you have a young attitude, then that can show in your face, the way you walk and move.
I like Los Angeles. So many artistic people, and I just love the weather.
What we love about the character Katie, played by Katy Mixon, is that she feels very universal and very relatable. And what we love about ‘American Housewife’ is that it feels like it could speak for housewives from New York to Los Angeles, from Boise to Miami.
The Dallas model, prominent in the South and Southwest, sees a growing population as a sign of urban health. Cities liberally permit housing construction to accommodate new residents. The Los Angeles model, common on the West Coast and in the Northeast Corridor, discourages growth by limiting new housing.
I certainly think that the publishing houses have to learn more about this informal network of literary blogging and get over the idea that sending an author on a book tour – to Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles – is a successful model anymore.
The great thing about Los Angeles is that you can get so much money in this town by constantly failing. You can get a lot of television deals that don’t go anywhere, but you still get paid.
Boulder was not the small town I had expected. It is a vivacious community of sophisticated people, who have the same aspirations and expectations you find in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
I was a very good tennis player in Ottawa, Canada – nationally ranked when I was, like, 13. Then I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15, and everyone in L.A. just killed me. I was pretty great in Canada. Not so much in Los Angeles.
My mom brought me up on old Hollywood. I had been living in Los Angeles, respecting old movies and growing up with people that were icons that I got to speak to.
We started very slow in America. It was small acoustic shows. We played places like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago and everywhere there has been a great reaction. It has been really lovely. They listen to the lyrics and the melody over there and the reaction has been fantastic.
Pick your enemies carefully or you’ll never make it in Los Angeles.
From the streets of Los Angeles to the public schools of the Bronx, there is no state of the Union where Latinos are not becoming local leaders and responsible politicians.
Los Angeles is peopled by waiters and carpenters and drivers who are there to be actors.
I’ve also been working with the Challengers Club in the inner city of Los Angeles for 15 years now, I guess, and it’s essentially an inner-city recreation club for boys and girls.
Every step on my way to becoming an artist seemed preordained. The right people were always in the right places at the right times to boost me to the next level. I was fortunate to be selected for a summer drawing class offered to teens at the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County.
In Atlanta, with a large African-American population, Sosa is often considered a black man. In Miami and Los Angeles, with larger Hispanic populations, he is a Latino man, and the black label is rejected as robbing Hispanics of a hero.
The perfect fit for L.A. would be the St. Louis Rams. I really believe that. I know their stadium deal is about expired, or it is expired. They’re working through that. I think it would be the old Los Angeles Rams in town.
Los Angeles is a city known as much for it’s sun as for its stars and it’s dirty air.
When I first arrived in Los Angeles I became a little bogged down in the whole success thing. Now I’m at a place in my life and career where I just want to work. It’s what I do and it makes me very happy.
You don’t see me in Los Angeles a lot. I go back home. Because I can’t play the game. I can’t – my tolerance – I know I’m getting old; I’ll be 50 this year. And you know how I know I’m getting old? ‘Cause my tolerance level is low.
A figure in Los Angeles politics for five decades, my mother nevertheless had had her fill of talking to people by the time she came home at night.
I remembered moving from Sacramento to Los Angeles with my mum when I was seven and my sister was three or four.
I landed in Los Angeles where I’ve stayed, with one year-long exception when I returned to Ashland as an actor in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
I don’t have any regrets. When I quit college and moved to Los Angeles to become an actress, it was so that I would not look back and have any regrets.
I have been blessed to win a number of awards and be involved in numerous historical baseball moments over my 20-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres.
In Los Angeles, it’s always nice out. In New York, it can be nice out or horrifying. You really have no idea what you’re going to get on any given day.
I’ll be in Los Angeles for two weeks and I’ll have a laugh, get battered and have a buzz, but at the end of the day, I’ll go home. It’s just me earning a few more stories to tell everyone at home and all.
I try to travel as light as possible to avoid baggage issues. Los Angeles airport is notorious for baggage delays, so I’ll often FedEx a suitcase ahead or back so I don’t need to stand around; it also minimises problems at check-in.
I would fly to Los Angeles just for a cheeseburger with pickles and extra tomatoes from In-N-Out.
Los Angeles was great fun because it was the polar opposite of Moscow in 1980. It was sunny and bright, lots of colours around, whereas Moscow was dark and oppressive.
The silver and black may have another home, but the Raiders will always belong to the people of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is a very special city. It’s a great ethnic mix, a great cultural mix.
I have one rave ‘New York Times’ review framed next to a flop ‘Los Angeles Times’ review. And it’s for the same show. These people watched the same show. That’s what happens. They love it, they hate it.
Missing Persons was based in Los Angeles.
I grew up in the streets of San Diego, and I love this city dearly. I love this city. San Diego is my home. Even though I represent Los Angeles, this is my home.
My Aunt Erna was smuggled out of Nazi Germany in 1939, alive, in a coffin with a spider plant at her feet. When I moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 1974 for ‘Happy Days,’ I took a cutting with me.
There’s great stuff out there, but I prefer doing a TV show, going to work every day with the same people, and a lot of stuff is not being shot in Los Angeles and I don’t really want to do that because my loved ones are here.
It took me forever to leave Chicago. I went to Columbia College because I wasn’t ready to leave! My professors had to kick me in the pants to move to Los Angeles.
My very first NBA game was against the Los Angeles Lakers; it was a pre-season game against Magic Johnson.
I attended private Catholic schools in Paris and Los Angeles through high school.
Moving to Los Angeles and working in places like Hawaii, you get to experience a true melting pot. It’s really nice to be around people who are multiethnic.
I moved to Los Angeles when I was 20 years old and was absolutely terrified. I grew up in a small town, so the city itself scared me. I initially did not plan on staying but fell in love with it and never went home.
The day I signed for Chelsea, I had to go around the world – from Los Angeles to Singapore, through London – and I trained. Difficult.
The L.A Trilogy is a series of three novels starring Ray, a robot detective, and his boss, a computer called Googol. Set in an alternative version of 1960s Los Angeles, each book will be more or less standalone but together will form an overarching story arc with ‘Brisk Money’ as the origin story.
I really like Los Angeles. I like the weather, the openness of it, the beach, the mountains, the desert. I find it inspiring. I get quite a lot of writing done out there.
People don’t live in Los Angeles because we are tied to the same old, same old. We live in Los Angeles because of the intoxicating energy of new beginnings that permeate our city.
I wake up every morning and I feel like I’m juggling glass balls. I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London, and most evenings I’m cuddled up in front of Skype, in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London. I travel a lot, my team travel a lot, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I kept saying that I’d never live in L.A., and I didn’t think I would. But that’s where the work is, and I ended up making a lot of friends there, and my old friends moved out to Los Angeles too. And also, I think when you’re famous, its hard to live in a small town.
Indian-styled garments are very popular in the U.S., especially in areas near the beach, like Hawaii and Los Angeles.
I didn’t think I’d do movies in Los Angeles. I never thought it would happen. In fact, it was not a fantasy. For me, I said, ‘If ever I go there, they will ask me to do ‘Legally Blonde 5.’
I’d never stop traveling, and I love bringing my family along with me. My children have points of reference everywhere, friends from Milan to Los Angeles. I think it’s really fun for them.
When you’re in New York City or Los Angeles, even if you’re not dealing with show business, there’s still this sense that it’s the center of the universe. And I think that’s a really dangerous, limiting mindset.
I was born here and I was raised here in Los Angeles. And when I was five years old, my best friends were Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen because we lived across the street from each other.
Los Angeles is a very magical place when you take the entertainment industry out of it. You have beautiful beaches and amazing mountains here. I’m a big rock climber. I head out into the mountains whenever I have free time. It’s amazing.
Randy Newman and I grew up together in Los Angeles. We are both products of the film studio era. Randy is one of the great songwriters of our time and one of the fun people to be with.
The need to express yourself in Los Angeles makes the city so vibrant. If I lived here, it would be lovely to be in a cool new high-rise looking out over a city that is exploding.
My parents were New Yorkers, and I was conceived in Los Angeles. My father was a makeup artist to Clint Eastwood and Richard Chamberlain.
Los Angeles is great for partying and also for its sights and sounds.
In Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world, we have 1,100 gangs and 120,000 gang members so it is a daunting, complex social dilemma.
We city dwellers, we residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, are for the most part urbanized to some extent. We know deadlines, start times and traffic.
When I was in college, there were dollar movie nights. I went to see ‘The Long Goodbye,’ which was based on one of Chandler’s books but was contemporary and set in Los Angeles in 1973. I loved the movie, which motivated me to read the book.
At heart, I’m a dude from South Central Los Angeles. We roll the way we roll because we had survival tactics; we had to learn how to adapt. That’s just me.
I can never remember a time when I didn’t want to be an actress, to be honest. And so, all through high school, I knew that I was gonna go to college in Los Angeles. I just didn’t know where. And I knew that I was gonna try to get my theater degree.
I’d move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.
There’s something particular about the way Los Angeles feels in the summertime. It slows down and is hazy and dreamy, and you can put on certain music and go for a drive and be totally sober but feel stoned.
I love New York. I love the multicultural vibe here. Los Angeles doesn’t inspire me in any way. Everyone is in the same industry, yet you feel very isolated.
When ‘Real People’ aired in 1979, we did OK in Los Angeles and New York. What kept that show from being canceled were the ratings from the middle of the country, and that’s what kept us in the top five. I learned then from co-hosting that it was important to focus on the country between Los Angeles and New York.
The handwriting is on the wall: if you want to have your franchises viable, then you can’t have a situation where New York and Chicago and Los Angeles are doing very, very well, and some other teams are, but, I would say, a significant percentage of the teams in our league are struggling financially.
I drove across country in my yellow 1970 VW bug (which I drove until 1986) to Los Angeles, having had enough cold weather in 5 years in Ann Arbor, and found a job within a few days.
Los Angeles is a weird mixture of every influence that Europe has dropped in its melting pot. It is hot, arid, picturesque, seething, banal, sometimes plain pleasant, and sometimes awesome.
In Los Angeles, the Police Department buys a 40-foot refrigerated trailer truck every six months just to hold DNA evidence.
Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor, or a producer, or a writer, or a director, or an agent, or… So everybody understands the hours.
My father was in record promotion in Los Angeles. He worked for Mercury Records, Capitol Records, and RCA Records. My parents divorced when I was about 9. In 1978, my dad moved to Nashville and opened an independent record promotion company, Mike Borchetta Promotions.
Wells Fargo’s internal review only covers unauthorized accounts dating back to 2011. News reports and court documents suggest these problems might have existed long before then. The 2013 ‘Los Angeles Times’ articles led to the L.A. city attorney’s office investigation into Wells Fargo’s sales practices.
I arrived in Los Angeles on the Monday, had a call from my agent to say they wanted to see me for ‘Dallas,’ made an audition tape at my friend’s house in L.A. the same day, and had the job the following Monday.
I came to Los Angeles for the first time in 1994. I spoke no English. I only knew how to say two sentences: ‘How are you?’ and ‘I want to work with Johnny Depp.’
It feels great seeing posters everywhere, and bus stops promoting ‘Black Nativity,’ and billboards in Los Angeles. It’s overwhelming. I can’t wait for everybody to see what I got.
I didn’t really like my Sydney accent – nobody likes the sound of their own voice – and when I was a little younger tried to change my accent gradually. But I’ve only ever really lived in Sydney and Los Angeles, so I haven’t been influenced by the accents of some far-off land.
I’m the gypsy man. I don’t really live anywhere. I’ve got a roof over my head in Los Angeles, and I’ve got a lot of friends everywhere.
I first met Michael in the early days of the Jackson 5 at the family home in Los Angeles, and the memory that stands out is that Michael, as cute and wide-eyed as an 11-year-old could be, was eager to get through the interview so he could watch cartoons before having to go to bed.
The freeways create economic and racial borders in Los Angeles. South of Interstate 10 is one group of people, west of the 10 another, and south of the 405 North yet another.
And new people come in, and it doesn’t go along with their politics, and they fire me, end the column, silence a voice in Los Angeles. They can’t silence it nationally, but they are able to do it there.
I attended college in Los Angeles and wore black pumps to work every day.
In Los Angeles, we’ve seen a phenomenon where a school will go from one that no one will go to, to within three years becoming the ‘hot’ school. I’ve seen this over and over again.
I’d always dreamed of being an actor and going out to Los Angeles or New York and being paid to do what you love, and then I went and did that, and it wasn’t what I expected.
That luxury, ossified Los Angeles world isn’t good for the soul.
I normally live in Los Angeles, if you can call it normally living.
Los Angeles is a city of few hard targets. Its iconic buildings are private spaces, mostly residential, visible by invitation only or in the pages of a Taschen book. Its central industry is as mirage-like as the projection of light on a screen.
I’m one of the only actresses in Los Angeles who has never waited tables – yet – and I’m so terrible at holding trays. When we shot the ‘Vampire Diaries’ pilot, I totally spilled water all down Nina Dobrev, and she had to get her hair and make-up redone.
Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
As far as loneliness, I feel Los Angeles and its layout, having to drive everywhere – it is a lonely place. It’s an isolated city in that respect because you’re driving to places alone listening to the radio.
I do all kinds of roles – nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho – and occasionally someone kind of normal. It’s weird, when I lived in Austin I was always cast as pretty normal people. But when I moved to Los Angeles I was immediately branded a psycho.
The day I got to Los Angeles after I got traded, Chase Utley was the first guy I saw. He welcomed me. He gave me a big hug. He was, like, ‘You. You are my brother.’
When I got a call from Los Angeles to do the Tonight Show, I considered it more of an inconvenience than an opportunity.
It took five days to drive to Los Angeles by myself. I listened to Abbey Road for six hours at a time and watched the desert open up before me again and again. I saw the sun set and rise at the Grand Canyon, and I sang out over the cliffs, picked up tumble weeds along the way and threw them in the back of my car.
One thing about Los Angeles is it feels like it’s not new. It feels like it’s already been built, and it’s deteriorating, except for the places they’re trying to make nicer. But in general, you drive all through the city, and the city feels like it was new a long time ago.
One night I’ll be in Los Angeles and it’ll be a Latin crowd, and then another night I’ll go to Fresno and it’ll be an all-black crowd. To me, that’s the beauty of the music.
In New York, the theater is a destination point. In Los Angeles, no matter how provocative, how successful, how star-studded the theater event may be, it is, at best, a second-class citizen.
Try driving the streets of Los Angeles without seeing a billboard depicting a film with a lead actor holding a gun. It’s almost as if guns are harmless props used to bring out the cheekbones and jawline of the screen star.
I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with an English literature degree and travelled for a year before going to work.
I need to eliminate ‘like’ from my vocabulary. I begin sentences with, ‘That’s seriously like… ‘ I hear myself talking in this Los Angeles high-school student kind of way, and I hate it.
If you’ve driven over to the gay section of Los Angeles, it’s like a golf course… Real estate values go ‘boom!’
I was in Los Angeles in 1968, and I was fortunate enough to be a writer on ‘Laugh-In’ and a couple of other television shows.
In Toronto and Los Angeles, too, there are a lot of Koreans – Koreatown, Korean markets. I feel like I’m at home and very comfortable.
There were the phone calls and Elvis had asked me to visit him in Los Angeles. This was in 1962.
Los Angeles has been historically known for some great Super Bowls.
Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
My first job was working in a dress shop in Los Angeles in 1940, for $7 a week.
It’s not easy to leave your hometown and your family and your support system and come out to Los Angeles to – to pursue a dream where the odds are not in your favor.
I was reading an article with Stevie Ray Vaughan a long time ago, and the number ‘1959’ stuck out to me for some reason. So I started searching those out as the band got more popular and I could actually afford one. And I found this one in Los Angeles. That’s what introduced me to the whole world of 1959s.
I’d read about Los Angeles and this fact stuck in my mind: that the city gained 1,000 new people every day. In 1956! A thousand people every day! I felt: ‘I want to be part of that.’
My own parents divorced when I was six. I was raised with my brother Joel by our mother on the East Coast, visiting my father in Los Angeles during holidays. When your parents are divorced, you don’t know anything else, do you?
Sometimes people come to my shows and think I’m a Christian artist, and they put their hands up in the air, like they do. But first of all, I’m a Jewish girl from the Valley, and I’m from Los Angeles. It’s funny to be misinterpreted.
We moved to Los Angeles because our daughter wanted to go to Pepperdine.
The perfect party for me is having six to 12 people for dinner Friday or Saturday – good, fun friends, a lot of artists. I have a beautiful deck that looks over the canyon and Los Angeles on one side, so it’s very pretty at night. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends.
A woman’s body should be stronger than the environment. Strong enough to overpower the negative elements, especially in cities like New York and Los Angeles.
I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.
One of the first jobs I did was a commercial, a local commercial on the Chinese channel here in Los Angeles, and the whole thing was in Cantonese, I think, and I didn’t have any lines, but I was kind of the focus of the commercial.
Kanye has been a good friend for ten years. He flew back from London to Los Angeles for 24 hours just to go to my wedding.
Thank God, I have sort of a pan-European accent rather than Russian, which doesn’t sound very pleasantly to Americans. For them, we speak with a rather rude pitch, and that might be our actors’ problem there. Now I’ve begun working with language coaches in Los Angeles to get rid of the accent completely.
My mom and dad are New Yorkers who left the tenement streets of the Bronx and came to Los Angeles when ‘West Side Story’ was real. They have the scars to prove it.
That’s why I wanted to be part of this AIDS Project Los Angeles party. We help raise funds for those who are having a tough time with some very basic necessities, like shelter, food, and medical care.
In Los Angeles, wealth and poverty are separated by the freeways. In New York, they’re next to each other.
I started out a die-hard New Yorker but really grew to love working in Los Angeles. Even though I originally wanted to do theater, TV presented more opportunities for me, which led me out west.
I met Fredo Santana three days before he passed. We were in the studio in Los Angeles, actually, listening to ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin,’ and he’s a great human being.
The Commissioner was correct to ban Mr. Sterling from all official NBA business, to levy the stiffest allowable fine, and we will support his recommendation to press for Mr. Sterling to relinquish his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise.
On the day of the audition for ‘Sullivan and Son,’ I had three other auditions all around Los Angeles. It was so hectic. I remember changing in my car before I went in to read.
I made a dollar a day sweeping a laundry out. Then we made a record that was number two in Los Angeles. We got so excited hearing it on the radio that Carl threw up.
Los Angeles is like a beauty parlor at the end of the universe.
I attended an evangelical Christian university on the outskirts of suburban Los Angeles and by the time of my graduation was neither evangelical nor Christian.
I’m very stodgy. I’m always looking at old photos of California and Los Angeles, knowing that what I’m looking at is now full of houses. There used to be vacant lots in Los Angeles, now all taken up by three-storey boxes – it’s all getting infilled.
When I was younger, I played sports and went to camp. As I got older, my parents began to instill in us the importance of giving back to the community, especially those places around the world that are less fortunate than my very privileged life growing up in Los Angeles.
I love how easy it is to run my business, Writing Workshops Los Angeles, with the help of email and my website. I love that I don’t have to use cuneiform, a quill, or a typewriter to write my novels – I love to write on my laptop!
I’m involved with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. I love anything that helps and improves the life of children.
I went from broke and homeless sleeping on couches. Couldn’t even figure out what I was doing in Los Angeles. Now, I’m paying my own bills. I’m about to move my mama in with me at 19. I’m on tour now, and this is all off of one mixtape.
In recent years, our planet has been warming at an alarming rate and seen record-breaking temperatures. We are now witnessing the sixth mass extinction event in the earth’s geologic history. Our sea levels are rising at an alarming rate, threatening our largest cities, like New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.
We wanted to protect the legacy of DC Comics here in New York, and there are many things that make sense to protect and maintain while setting up parts of the organization in Los Angeles to grow.
The longest road trip I’ve ever been on is from Minnesota to Los Angeles.
I want to have a storefront here in Los Angeles. I want people to be able to come here and connect – not just with me, but with each other.
I lived for 10 years in Los Angeles, and the one element that surpasses everything else – that you are very conscious of – is fear. You can smell it.
There was a period of time in Los Angeles when I wondered if I was just going to lose everything.
Basically, what happened was, I had moved out to Los Angeles, I was pretty damn lazy and I put on some pounds.
In Los Angeles you get the sense sometimes that there’s a mysterious patrol at night: when the streets are empty and everyone’s asleep, they go erasing the past. It’s like a bad Ray Bradbury story – ‘The Memory Erasers’.
I began my career in Los Angeles and started working fairly quickly.
I’m not actually from Compton – I’m from South Central Los Angeles, and my father still lives in the same house I grew up in, so I’m there all the time.
Every little pocket of Los Angeles County is almost like its own state. It has its own way of being and own way of feeling, and parts of it feel like the Midwest, and parts of it feel like the East Coast. It’s a rich tapestry.
There’s the Hollywood sign; there’s Griffith Observatory; there’s the great, amazing Los Angeles Basin. It’s 465 square miles of insanity and the best food on the planet.
I was born in Compton, raised all through the city of Los Angeles.
For me, growing up in Los Angeles in the ’90s, Huell Howser was the most consistently watchable entertainer on TV. I was more of a radio geek as a teenager, but Huell I watched whenever I got the chance. A lot of us did.
I just want to be able to keep my house and pay for my son’s school tuition in Los Angeles.
I’m from Los Angeles, and we have 24/7 sun pretty much all year round.
In Los Angeles, I drive a hybrid and live in a very simple home. Anything you do from carrying a canteen of water to starting a recycling program in your office makes a difference. Reusing what you already have has always been green – from clothes to boxes to glass jars from the supermarket.
I’m a very law-abiding citizen, and I’ve never consciously broken any law. I get nervous just jaywalking in Los Angeles!
I spent my whole life as a writer talking to just the average guy in Los Angeles and Latin America, talking to working people.
I confess I’ve got a yearning to go to Los Angeles, but I can’t work out if it is because a lot of British actors seem to go or because there’s this perception that the bottom has fallen out of British drama, so therefore, it’s the place to head for.
I worked in the theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts for years and moved to New York and then to Los Angeles.
Though born in Los Angeles, U.S.A., I am a typical Tamil girl.
I live in Topanga Canyon, which is like a faux-rustic enclave in Los Angeles. I love the sounds of all the critters outside – the frogs, owls, crickets, and birds. Some of the birds around here are pretty accomplished musicians. You can learn a lot from them.
Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang’s feeble imagination.
The Puente Hills Landfill, about sixteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles, serves 5 million people in seventy-eight California cities, one of six landfills operated by the Sanitation Districts of L.A. County.
People figure because I’m blonde and was a model, I just waltzed into Los Angeles and got major roles in major films.
Probably the person who said the only color in Los Angeles is green was right.
Everything moves a little quicker in Los Angeles.
I like ‘Goodbye My Lover’ because it’s a really personal song and I recorded it in my landlady’s bathroom in Los Angeles. She had a piano in there and for me listening back to it, it actually sounds like the voice I hear in my head. It’s so close to what I can imagine.
The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit.
Yeah, I think there are a lot of things about Cleveland that I miss. Los Angeles is a funny place to live.
What I did was sit down with the Washington State officials, with the historic preservation people, with the tribe, the local community, the port of Port Angeles, and we worked this thing out, and we protected the tribe’s interest.
And here in Los Angeles, once again, I’m going to go down and be a witness. There’s a guilty plea. I don’t mind being on the witness stand, but I think they mind it a lot.
I like going to New York. I like the galleries and the theatre and the restaurants and bars and music. I think that city is more alive than Los Angeles.
A tuna steak and a salad? Seventy bucks. Welcome to Los Angeles.
I remember when I first came to Los Angeles being staggered by the range of roles open to me. These were leading parts in shiny new projects, and what always excited me was knowing there was a possibility that I could actually get these parts. I always had the impression that I had a chance.
I feel like I almost didn’t grow up in the business, because my parents worked so hard at sheltering us from that. I was raised in Connecticut. And I honestly wasn’t aware that my dad was a celebrity until I moved to Los Angeles a year ago.
Well, I certainly was exposed to and learned to appreciate the work of great directors early on. As a kid, my mother used to take me to see really interesting arty films in Los Angeles.
‘The West Wing’ was really important for me for a lot of reasons. It was the first thing I did when I got out to Los Angeles. I’d just finished school, and I was so naive.
On ‘State of Affairs,’ we’re going after some names that you wouldn’t think would traditionally do TV. A show that shoots in Los Angeles is such a rare bird in hand that I think we’re gonna have the pick of the litter.
‘Naked’ propelled me into a whole other league. America started calling. I went over to Los Angeles and met all those people, and I started doing a few American films of various levels of quality.
It was a department where you had honesty and integrity stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department. If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop, you were terrible. We got rid of you as quickly as possible.
At first, I didn’t like coming down to Los Angeles at all. It’s like, everything’s black and white compared to where I live out in the middle of nowhere. There’s, like, 400 people in my town!
You can have a laugh in Los Angeles, or you can weep in Los Angeles, depending on your attitude towards it.
In Los Angeles, parenting is a competitive sport. From Beverly Hills baby boutiques to kids’ yoga classes, L.A. fuses high style, industrial-strength materialism, and parental outsourcing into our own unique version of child-rearing.
I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film, I may have spent a week in Los Angeles.
In New York, just standing still on the sidewalk is a weird feeling. You have this incessant need to do things. Los Angeles is about kicking back, relaxing, your inner child, peace.
I don’t really know anything about the movie business, even though I’ve lived in Los Angeles my whole life – somehow I’ve never bumped into it.
When the government picked companies and gave them monopoly rights to frequencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles and New York and Chicago, it was picking the winners of the competition; it wasn’t setting the terms of the competition.
I liked Los Angeles for odd reasons. For one, there was no sense of community. You were really left to your own resources, spending this inordinate amount of time alone in a balloon of an automobile. I liked that a lot.
I normally get four weeks off each year, so often I’ll go to Los Angeles, or if I have a weekend off, I’ll do a European city.
AT&T sucks. There’s no excuse for being in downtown Los Angeles, and your phone loses service. That’s ridiculous.
My grandmother raised me for a good portion of my life. She moved to Los Angeles with me to be an actor, so I’ve always had a connection with an older generation.
I graduated high school a year early and moved to Los Angeles to go to acting school, which is hilarious.
The great thing about ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is it shoots in Los Angeles where my home is, so I got to live at home and wake up in my own bed.
I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
When you’re in Los Angeles, nobody bats an eye, they’re so used to seeing actors, they just act really cool.
We tried to act trendy. We took one of our songs and tried to make a dance mix. They put it on the turntables, unannounced, in Los Angeles and New York the same weekend, where they had a big dance crowd going wild. It cleared the floor on both coasts.
I’ll be going to the granddaddy of the Los Angeles theaters.
I am back in Los Angeles after a very successful run in Chicago as Billy Flynn.
Back in 1990, there were fewer than 20 wineries in and around Paso Robles, a farming community midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Most of the wines produced there were rustic, highly tannic and alcoholic, with little charm or finesse.
When I was in high school in Los Angeles, my mother, who was a speech therapist, agreed to stay over the weekend with one of her clients and his little sister while the parents went away on vacation. She brought me along.
I don’t live in Los Angeles. I work in Los Angeles, and even that – I audition in Los Angeles; I very rarely film in Los Angeles. I don’t hang out with producers on my off-hours, so I don’t even know what that world is like.
The first play I was ever in was ‘Cinderella,’ a children’s production in Los Angeles when I was only 8. It was strictly a children’s show which played weekends for about a year and which included such songs as ‘Long Ago and Far Away’ and ‘True Love.’
Johannesburg is weird, because half of it is like Los Angeles. It feels like just wealthy parts of L.A. But half of it is severe slummy, something like Rio De Janiero or something. So it’s kind of weird, because it’s both happening at the same time.
‘Wicked’ has been one of the biggest hits in Los Angeles theatre history, and we are thrilled that theatergoers here have embraced the musical and welcomed us so heartily.
Among the gorges and ravines that hang on Los Angeles’s shoulders like a necklace, Topanga – nestled in the cleavage of the Santa Monica Mountains – is the most singular of ornaments.
I genuinely don’t like Los Angeles. L.A. is this little petri dish of lack of morality.
I’ve been doing my record label for 15 years called Dim Mak. I started my label when I was 19 in ’96. I started putting out an eclectic roster of artists. In 2003, we found a band called Bloc Party, and in 2004, we started getting remixes for Bloc Party, and at the same time I was throwing Dim Mak parties in Los Angeles.
I went to private school my whole life. Growing up in Los Angeles, you’re surrounded by not just Connecticut privilege but, like, your-dad’s-a-movie-star privilege.
When I was 19, I did an internship in Los Angeles and lived with a friend of mine in the Valley.
I lived in St. Louis, Missouri, and now my kids are growing up in Los Angeles, so that’s culturally very different.