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Lost LA

“The Endless Summer” Defined Surf Culture on Its Own Terms

When Bruce Brown set out to document a trip around the world as two surfers bypass seasonal chill in order to ride a continuous summer surf, he contributed to spreading the culture of California. "The Endless Summer" is the embodiment of the California Dream, giving a valid reinterpretation to surf culture from careless teen beach parties to seasoned pro athletes — with a heavy helping of the California sun. Featuring interviews with pro surfer Joyce Hoffman, film distributor R. Paul Allen and Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center archivist Dan Foote.
 

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From Little Tokyo to Crenshaw
Episode
26:37
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From Little Tokyo to Crenshaw

After internment camps, Japanese Americans made L.A.'s Crenshaw neighborhood their home.
Season 5 Episode 5
German Exiles
Episode
26:04
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German Exiles

During WWII, L.A. became a sanctuary for Europe’s accomplished artists and intellectuals.
Season 5 Episode 4
Prehistoric Landscapes
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26:46
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Prehistoric Landscapes

Dig deep into Southern California’s past to reveal lessons for our climate-changed future.
Season 5 Episode 3
Winemaking
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26:41
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Winemaking

Explore a forgotten age when winemaking was Southern California’s principal industry.
Season 5 Episode 2