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Lost LA

Los Angeles in Buildings: Scientology Pacific Area Command Base

Known casually as "Big Blue," this Scientology building on Fountain Avenue looks every inch like the grand, private fortresses of old Los Angeles.
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Artbound

Thom Andersen's Collected Essays Map L.A.'s Relationship to Film

“Slow Writing: Thom Andersen on Cinema” is the very first collection of essays published in Thom Andersen's long career of teaching, programming, and filmmaking. Its pieces span more than half a century.
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A Brief History of Los Angeles City Hall

For 36 years, just one structure loomed especially large over Los Angeles' undisturbed horizontality: City Hall.
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A Brief History of the Los Angeles Central Library

L.A.'s historic 1926 downtown library has survived calls for its demolition – and a still-unsolved case of arson.
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Lost LA

A Brief History of L.A's Grand Downtown Hotel, the Biltmore

The Biltmore was meant to confer "real-city" status on Los Angeles when it opened in 1923.
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Angelus Temple: Sister Aimee and the L.A. Origins of the Megachurch

The phenomenon of the megachurch began in no less coastal and cosmopolitan a city than Los Angeles.
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How Los Angeles Transformed Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash's little-known time in Los Angeles saw his rise into popular culture, his years of drug-addled chaos, and his professional rebirth.
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Lost LA

Alfred Hitchcock’s (Non-Existent) Los Angeles

"The Master of Suspense" called L.A. home for 41 years. Why did his films never reveal his adopted city?
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Lost LA

Los Angeles in Buildings: The Ambassador Hotel

The bullet fired by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968 ultimately killed not just Robert F. Kennedy but also L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel itself.
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L.A.'s First "Skyscraper," 12 Stories Tall, Later Led Downtown's Resurgence

Upon its completion in 1904, the Braly Block was hailed as L.A.'s first skyscraper.
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