As the entertainment capitol of the world, Los Angeles has captured the
imagination of millions and lured thousands more with the promise of fame
and fortune. But there is another Los Angeles – a city of dashed hopes and
broken dreams overshadowed by the klieg lights of Hollywood. It is the
city of Raymond Chandler, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells and other icono-
clasts who saw a place infinitely more complex than a collection of studio
sets, tinsel, and glitter.
Acclaimed photographer Jim McHugh has artfully recorded this now faded
Los Angeles in Let’s Get Lost – a traveling photographic exhibit of beautiful
photographic prints that evoke the heady days of the 1930s and 1940s.