City of Demons ((?))

James Ellroy has a new show premiering on Investigation Discovery called James Ellroy’s LA: City of Demons. He discusses the new show here on mediabistro.

Even though I tend to get irritated by the lurid way Ellroy portrays Los Angeles and the violent focus of the show, one of his comments struck me as really telling:

“I lived LA in an incomprehensibly personal manner. It permeates everything I write.”

The show may be worth watching for the archival footage of the city, if little else.