On About.com, Kayte Deioma lists the Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions About Los Angeles on their website. I’ve listed them below and you should go to their website for the accompanying descriptions. Though most of the items are good myth-busters, my favorite is number nine – I’ve never heard anyone say that everyone in Los Angeles is in a gang, have you?
1) It’s always sunny.
2) It’s hot at the beach.
3) Nobody walks in LA.
4) Everyone works in the entertainment industry.
5) Everyone is beautiful.
6) The beaches are full of blond bombshells.
7) It’s all concrete.
8) It’s hard to drive in LA.
9) Los Angeles is a dangerous place to visit; everyone is in a gang.
10) People dress formally to go out.
Stereotypes of Los Angeles can be frustrating but are a part of this city. Steve Martin always does such a good job in his movies like LA Story and Shop Girl of portraying the truthful side to Los Angeles will also acknowledging, and poking fun at, what makes LA seem so silly. Such a love/hate relationship! Earthquakes, restaurant reservations, bad traffic, the weather all play a part of our lives here. It’s just that for some reason they often become caricatures too.
So with all that siad, I ask you – what are some of the other misconceptions/myths about Los Angeles?