Zelda Roland | KCET
Zelda Roland is a writer and PhD Candidate at Yale, where she studies film, art history, and Los Angeles.
Post date: 2017-11-07T15:51:08-08:00
Hollywood's struggles with diversity long predate #OscarsSoWhite.
Post date: 2017-11-07T15:49:50-08:00
Why did the film industry choose to locate in L.A.? Thank the weather – as well as the city's open-shop, anti-union labor policies.
Post date: 2016-06-24T12:29:31-07:00
When Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared into the Pacific in 1926, Los Angeles grieved. Five weeks later, the larger-than-life evangelist resurfaced in an Arizona border town.
Post date: 2016-06-03T10:48:19-07:00
Real cowboys waiting to be hired as Hollywood extras once hung out at the site of the Western-themed strip mall.
Post date: 2016-05-05T12:56:54-07:00
After the film industry came to Los Angeles, Lummis advised several producers and directors. He called them “the most conscienceless pirates” he'd ever met.
Post date: 2016-04-28T19:31:35-07:00
MGM and other Hollywood studios helped defeat Upton Sinclair's 1934 "End Poverty in California" campaign for governor.