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Author Randall, David K, author.

Title The king and queen of Malibu : the true story of the battle for paradise / David K. Randall.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]


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Edition First edition.
Description 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "A page-turning narrative history of how one family transformed Malibu into a global symbol of fame and fortune. Over a half-century, Malibu went from an untamed ranch in the middle of nowhere to a paradise seeded with movie stars. Behind its transformation is the love story of Frederick and May Rindge. He was a Harvard-trained confidant of presidents; she grew up on a hardscrabble Midwestern farm; and yet their unlikely bond would shape history. The Rindges settled in Los Angeles, quickly amassing a fortune and ushering the frontier city into its modern form. After Frederick's sudden death, May spent her life clashing with some of the most powerful men in the country to preserve Malibu as she saw fit. Her struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision that created the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. The story of Malibu spans from the embers of the Civil War to the glamour of early Hollywood, starring millionaires, movie stars, and rough-and-tumble settlers at a time when the frontier seemed truly limitless"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: The beach -- A great beast awakening -- Oh, the happy vaquero! -- The prophet of Preston -- The boomiest boom -- What shall we do with the millionaires? -- Happy days in Southern California -- Filling the mountains with men -- California shall be ours as long as the stars remain -- The fire -- One last adventure -- Arch Rock -- To force her gates open -- Open roads -- The definition of freedom -- Between the mountains and the sea -- The public good -- The mansion on the hill -- Epilogue: Tracks in the sand.
Subject Rindge, Frederick Hastings, 1857-1905.
Rindge, May, 1864-1941.
Malibu (Calif.) -- Biography.
Malibu (Calif.) -- History.
Pioneers -- California -- Malibu -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Malibu.
Social change -- California -- Malibu -- History.
Economic development -- California -- Malibu -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780393240993 hardcover
0393240991 hardcover

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