Adrienne Crew was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. By day, she is an entertainment business affairs attorney, licensing art and movie rights for consumer products and video games. By night, she researches L.A.‘s dark past and forgotten architecture. She specializes in the region’s intellectual history with an emphasis on the interwar Central European emigres, court records, neglected restaurants and old apartment buildings. Her passions include culinary history, burlesque, animation, and visual design. She is the author of “Blogosphere: Best of Blogs” from Que Books. She used to pen a business affairs column for the ASIFA San Francisco newsletter. Her work has been published in the “San Francisco Chronicle,” “Los Angeles Times” and Salon.com. She contributes to LAObserved.com and operates a calendar of all the book readings, lectures and intellectual activities happening around town at her blog, LA Brain Terrain.