Joseph Wambaugh
An Interview with Joseph Wambaugh

AFG: So what was the inspiration for the Hollywood Trilogy?

JW: The Hollywood Trilogy has become The Hollywood Quartet. (Sounds like a singing group.) I think I just wanted to interview hundreds more cops. I missed them. And the word “Hollywood” has a magic to it throughout the world. Also, Hollywood is a very weird place and easy to write about. I used to work out of Hollywood Station on weekends as a juvenile officer when we were sent there from downtown because there were so many Hollywood runaways involved in street crime.

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