Nathan Masters | KCET
Nathan Masters is host, producer, and managing editor of Lost LA, an original public television series from KCETLink and the USC Libraries. His writings focus on the evolution of Los Angeles' built and natural environments and have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, The Public Historian, Boat, and other fine publications – including an essay in LAtitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas (Heyday, 2015). He serves as manager of media initiatives for the USC Libraries, home to the L.A. as Subject research alliance.
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In 1910, a colorful inventor cleared a swath through his Burbank orchard and built an experimental monorail, the Aerial Swallow.
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The Orange County amusement park started as a roadside fruit stand.
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Cecil B. DeMille had already pioneered one Los Angeles industry, and in 1920 he was on the cusp of launching another.
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Why would L.A. conceal its gleaming concrete dam in the Hollywood Hills beneath dirt and vegetation?
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Its May 30, 1897 test drive marked the dawn of the automobile age in Los Angeles.
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Call it 19th-century L.A.’s idea of a thrill ride.