William Reagh: A Long Walk Downtown- Photographs of Los Angeles & Southern California, 1936-1991
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: The Book Club of California
Date Published: 2012
Edition: Limited Edition
Book Id: 41094
132pp. Oblong quarto [26 cm x 33 cm] 1/4 orange cloth with natural beige cloth over boards. Gray endpapers. In a matching beige cloth covered slipcase.
The Book Club of California Publication Number 229. One in an edition of 350 copies. "My father, Charles William Reagh- commonly known as Bill to all but his children- was a friendly and easy-going man, blessed with a gentle manner and an endless fascination with the world. It was these qualities that allowed him to walk the streets of Los Angeles virtually unnoticed, taking pictures of everyone and everything that caught his attention. Most weekends Pop... loaded up with photographic gear and set off early in the morning for wherever he thought to roam and shoot that day- be it the train yards, the harbor, the beaches, or some parks. Occasionally it was Hollywood or Pasadena, but most often it was downtown Los Angeles: from the late 1930s until his death in the early 1900s, he walked thousand of miles in the area between the tip of Elysian Park in the north and the garment and light industrial districts in the south." - Patrick Reagh