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JOHN FANTE SQUARE…

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to commemorate the 101st birthday of John Fante, the City of Los Angeles has designated the corner of 5th and Grand as John Fante Square…

the square is located at the foot of the Bunker Hill neighborhood where Fante lived, adjacent to the Central Library where many years later a young Bukowski discovered “Ask the Dust” and was inspired to become a writer…

see the old neighborhood brought to life — tunnel, Red Car, Angels Flight and all — in Robert Towne’s film adaptation of the novel, where Towne turned a South African rugby field into ’30s L.A…

“ASK THE DUST” 2006 directed by Robert Towne

check out a deconstruction of the film’s version of old Bunker Hill…

and for more information from LAVA — the organization behind the inception of John Fante Square — go to the Los Angeles Visionaries Association

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