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  • ... Movies Are Made" once, indeed, had the bulk of the Los Angeles film production industry. More importantly, to my mind, it ... , which — the name doesn't lie — actually counts as a city on its own. People seem, generally, to know that it enjoys this ...
  • ... more than do the other coastal neighborhoods. But after a glimpse into the sociology of the place, should we see a veritable culture ... Pacific.Photos by Colin Marshall.More stories and history at DEPARTURES : VENICEMore Los Angeles Primer :Echo ParkCentury City ...
  • ... in the former tourist trap of Chinatown has become, eating a curry beef pie amid the neighborhood's Hello Kitty-filled underground malls ... writes Umberto Eco, who, despite not necessarily having Los Angeles in mind, nevertheless sets up a pillar of the mental ...
  • ... reputation and vivid history of racial strife. Has it become a more recognizable place on its own terms today? ... Charles Burnett's detail-rich, Watts-set 1977 piece of Los Angeles neorealism "Killer of Sheep." The first time I watched the movie, I ...
  • ... forty and fifty years old remember Westwood not just as a place, but as the place. People agree that the neighborhood just south of ... its very name conjures up images, real and imagined, of Los Angeles' strange, fearful 1990s? ...
  • ... capital. He could have said it about Century City , Los Angeles' midcentury planned business district. What does a walk down the increasingly semi-walkable Avenue of the Stars reveal about the ...
  • ... world-famous by the near-secret, all joined under the name Los Feliz. Apart from the real challenge of describing it, how even to ... Lovell Health House. They will, most likely, do it with a copy of David Gebhard and Robert Winter's "An Architectural Guide to Los ...
  • ... Street, the Mexican simulacrum now at the origin point of Los Angeles , raises an uncomfortable question: why do so many of the the city's ... an Angeleno, no matter of how brief a standing, you tend to want to steer visitors away from Olvera Street. I, for ...
  • ... and optimism, Los Angeles' airport provides a tempting symbol for the city itself. But why only now has it felt the ... itself. Photos by Colin Marshall. This concludes KCET Departures' year of essays excerpted from the upcoming book "A Los ...
  • You can't go to a Japanese department store on the Miracle Mile anymore, but you can do it in ... one in Hollywood. Half a century after Seibu took leave of Los Angeles , Muji arrived, representing the current shopping generation as ...

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