When LA was lit with neon

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Most cities in Los Angeles County today are pretty strict about signage. That was not always the case though; in fact at one time streets were “cacophonous” with vivid neon signs. That’s according to Tom Zimmerman and Eric Lynxwiler, co-authors of “Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles 1925-1965.” They gave DnA a tour of the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, which houses some classic neon signs, and talked about why neon is making a comeback.



  • Tom Zimmerman - Author
  • Eric Lynxwiler - freelance graphic designer and co-author of “Knott’s Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, the History of Knott’s Berry Farm”