Dining under the summer stars at the Hollywood Bowl is one of Southern California's savored traditions. Patrons bide their time with meals and friends, tablecloths and candlesticks in the box seats, brown paper bags in the nosebleed section; a great barometer of the disparate social, cultural and economic classes that make up modern Los Angeles. Yet few of them know they owe it all to Dorothy Buffum Chandler. Wife and mother of successive publishers of the Los Angeles Times, “Buffy? was a woman ahead of her time, a feminist pioneer who would have shunned the title. She was fierce and ambitious, easily wounded, but always resilient, a woman who left her imprint on the newspaper, the cultural heart of the city, and above all, the transformation of Los Angeles into a modern metropolis.