D. J. Waldie | KCET
D. J. Waldie
D. J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir" and "Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles," among other books about the social history of Southern California. He is a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times.
Post date: 2017-10-10T01:00:00-07:00
In the 1880s, an author-activist and a once-prominent Angeleno unwittingly constructed an enduring Spanish fantasy past myth for Southern California.
Post date: 2017-09-12T14:47:17-07:00
At the border of three worldviews – native, colonial, and Anglo – medical care in Los Angeles by the 1850s blended empirical science, European and native folk traditions, and a large dose of medical hucksterism.
Post date: 2017-08-11T16:31:03-07:00
Most tourists once came to Southern California in the winter – and then the All-Year Club invented the L.A. summer.
Post date: 2017-08-01T21:44:37-07:00
A popular carnival stunt in 1930s Los Angeles featured beautiful Gloria Graves, buried alive in her coffin.
Post date: 2017-07-10T17:05:55-07:00
How close did Southern California come to leaving the Union during the Civil War?
Post date: 2017-06-06T14:49:26-07:00
On the morning of April 27, 1863, a boat ferrying San Francisco-bound passengers exploded in the middle of L.A.'s harbor.