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.
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Muscle Beach started near the Santa Monica Pier as a haven for Southern California fitness advocates, frequented by some of the most well-known names in fitness today. In spite of a wildly popular reception, politics drove it to relocate to Venice.
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These artificial animal kingdoms were all the rage in Depression-era Los Angeles.
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From downtown’s long gone Little Italy to the Valley, L.A.’s early Italian immigrants brought their love of good food and good drinks to Southern California and expanded the region’s palate forever.
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Suspicions of Russian influence in North America go back over 200 years, when Russia sought to dominate the West Coast.
Post date: 2017-07-27T16:45:30-07:00
A collection documents how local magazines, ad inserts, zines, and trade brochures, all brightly colored and striking, advertised 1950s-'80s California.
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For 30 years, arrivals to this Pacific gateway to the American Dream were subject to invasive medical exams and intense interrogations.