The River as a Backdrop | KCET
The River as a Backdrop
Hollywood has long been fascinated by a vision of the Los Angeles River as a landscape of decay and abandonment. Films such as Grease, Chinatown, the Terminator and many, many others have used the channelized river to create a post-apocalyptic image of the city.
The L.A. River Plays Itself
A selection of films shot on the concrete banks of the river.
For more than 60 years, La Cita bar has wrapped its arms around a diverse set of the city’s residents — from recent Central American immigrants to second generation Chicanx feminists — making people feel at home amid its red tiles and sparkling lights.
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