In a great story on a simmering fight between tourists and NIMBY types over the Hollywood sign in today’s New York Times, Adam Nagourney calls Los Angeles “a city where so many landmarks and historical remnants have been torn down and replaced,” it’s become “a center of glamour and celebrity that, in truth, is not quite as glamorous as it once was.” I’m not sure I agree with that premise, but it’s still, as I say in the introduction to Unreal Estate, one of the reasons I wrote the book: “To give back to this magical kingdom some of the history it has, perhaps willfully, forgotten.”