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An associate editor, reporter, and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Carr (-) was a locally popular columnist for the Los Angeles Times whose daily column, The Lancer, was devoted to reporting or commenting on local matters. His journalistic career began when he spent a summer reporting at the front with the German and Austrian armies before the U.S. entered World War I. He was also a drama journalist and critic, having worked for several different studios during the silent film era. In he wrote a special series of articles for Smart Set magazine about his personal recollections of the silent film era, and also contributed to Motion Picture Magazine and Screen Secrets. Carr, whose family moved from Iowa to Los Angeles in , was a tireless enthusiast and promoter of California as a romantic land of opportunity. He authored The West is Still Wild, Romance of the Present and the Past () and Los Angeles, City of Dreams (). In , the Main Street gate of a tourist attraction called China City was dedicated to his memory.
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