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Geoff Miller was a student at UCLA when he designed the first version of Los Angeles magazine in 1959. Teaming with advertising executive David Brown, the two launched the prototype city magazine a year later as the Southern California Prompter. The renamed Los Angeles was one of the first urban magazines in the country, preceding New York, Atlanta, and Chicago by years and featuring the work of writers like Ray Bradbury and Budd Schulberg. From the beginning, the publication tackled the issues of our booming town, alongside splashy features on celebrities and restaurant reviews. “Los Angeles was to be a magazine celebrating the unruly young city in all its contrary glory,” Mr. Miller wrote in 1990, the year he stepped down as publisher. Earlier this year, Los Angeles won the highest tribute in magazine publishing, taking home a National Magazine Award for a package on plastic surgery.

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