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Blue Sky Metropolis

Hollywood and the Making of Aviation Celebrities

The burgeoning aviation industry co-mingles with the Hollywood machine, and aviation celebrities are born. Amelia Earhart took advantage of Hollywood’s power to pave the way for women in aviation, but this too was used against her gender. Meanwhile, Howard Hughes is the perfect embodiment of this co-mingling of Hollywood and aviation with his dashing good looks and resources.

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Back to the Future

Tech billionaires choose Southern California to launch their own space companies.
Season 1 Episode 4
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A Space Odyssey

The race to the moon is matched in dollars by a secret military program to dominate space.
Season 1 Episode 3
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The Big Chill

The Cold War funds the growth of L.A. while instilling fear of nuclear annihilation.
Season 1 Episode 2
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Wings

L.A. aircraft companies become America’s “arsenal of democracy” during World War II.
Season 1 Episode 1
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