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Sign of the Times IV: Sensation, Scandal and Salvation at Westlake Theater

Sign of the Times IV: Sensation, Scandal and Salvation at Westlake Theater

Next to the bustling MacArthur Park, the once vibrant interiors of the Westlake Theater are now silent. But all around it, there is life.
Tarzan on the Rio Hondo! When Hollywood Invaded the Whittier Narrows

Tarzan on the Rio Hondo! When Hollywood Invaded the Whittier Narrows

The emerging film industry and El Monte's Gay's Lion Farm shaped a bizarre period of exoticism surrounding the Whittier Narrows.
Marion's Playground: The Story of the Annenberg Community Beach House

Marion's Playground: The Story of the Annenberg Community Beach House

Pictures of Marion Davies were everywhere at the lavish beach retreat built by her longtime love William Randolph Hearst.
The Culver Hotel: Harry C. Culver's Flatiron of Fun

The Culver Hotel: Harry C. Culver's Flatiron of Fun

At the intersection of Washington and Culver Boulevards rises a brick triangle that looks like a wedge of tawny brown bread, which movie stars, bookies, and bums once called this b ...
Hillside Memorial Park: A Jewish Modernist Masterpiece in the Midst of the City

Hillside Memorial Park: A Jewish Modernist Masterpiece in the Midst of the City

The women and men who created this busy city, who built the movie studios, the hospitals, the charities, the schools, and the industries that make Los Angeles great, are buried in ...
A Los Angeles Primer: Hollywood

A Los Angeles Primer: Hollywood

You can't go to a Japanese department store on the Miracle Mile anymore, but you can do it in Hollywood, which, together with downtown proper, increasingly seems to constitute the ...
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