In the 1920s, Hollywood heartthrob Rudolph Valentino retreated behind the walls of his estate, Falcon Lair, until his flame was snuffed out by his own self-destruction. Falcon Lair
The Pacific Coast Club, one of many sporting clubs that popped up in SoCal in the 1920s, was once the pride of Long Beach, until it was demolished in 1988.
Less than 100 years ago, Hollywood and Highland was a rural paradise, and at its heart was the genteel Hollywood Hotel, where the idea for the Hollywood Walk of Fame was born.
In the process of crafting his own California fairytale, Charles Lummis drove away those who loved him and lost touch with the reality of the ever changing city that surrounded him
During the early years of Patton State Hospital, some patients were restored to sanity, some escaped, and others simply succumbed to their fate.
For decades, this building was the lone county museum, dedicated to history, science, and art, until it could not contain all the county's artistic and scientific treasures.
If you ever want to experience loneliness in the midst of a metropolis, take a trip to the Hotel Cecil in downtown.
The Serbian Cemetery is in a little corner of hardworking, industrial East L.A. and cross the street is Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. Once, this was the center of the Serbian