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88 Cities in Search of a Witticism

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Dorothy Parker probably didn't write the famous quip about Los Angeles--that it's "72 suburbs in search of a city"--but Aldous Huxley kind of did. In his 1925 book Americana, "He wrote that Los Angeles was 'nineteen suburbs in search of a metropolis' and he was probably quoting someone else who initially said Los Angeles was seven or six suburbs in search of a city." Also there's a Dorothy Parker society and it has an LA chapter! [LAObserved]