Hadley Meares | KCET
Hadley Meares is a writer, historian, and singer who traded one Southland (her home state of North Carolina) for another. She is a frequent contributor to Curbed and Atlas Obscura, and leads historical tours all around Los Angeles for Obscura Society LA. Her debut novel, "Absolutely," is now available on Amazon.
Post date: 2020-10-09T09:05:00-07:00
Lawrence Lipton's book “The Holy Barbarians” was a celebration and canonization of the “Venice West” scene. It also became the biggest hit of his career, around which he revolved on for much of his life.
Post date: 2020-06-10T06:41:40-07:00
From the outside, it's not much to look at, but this small home in East Hollywood was a warm home for an unusual family — a place of refuge for dozens of young, displaced members of the LBGTQ community.
Post date: 2020-04-22T07:55:08-07:00
Though Captain Hancock would make many trips to the Galapagos on his ocean research vessel, Velero III. This trip was special in that it was not to study the remote island chains’ unique flora and fauna, but to solve a gripping mystery.
Post date: 2020-04-14T07:31:30-07:00
The Velero III was no regular pleasure cruiser. It was a floating lab for scientists, funded by millionaire Angeleno George Allan Hancock. Its adventures benefited knowledge in the early days of ocean research.
Post date: 2019-11-27T15:01:13-08:00
Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein and Helen Gahagan Douglas, are only some of the strong female forces who have formed the circle of influence surrounding Rosalind Wyman, the woman responsible for bringing the Dodgers to L.A. in the 1950s.
Post date: 2019-10-16T09:36:10-07:00
Perhaps best known for the large tract of park space that now bears his name, Griffith J. Griffith was a complicated man whose wealth and bombastic nature gave the city one of its most unforgettable characters.