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Lost LA

The Most Important Document in the History of Astronomy

The Carnegie Observatories archives holds about 250,000 glass plates in its vault, but there is one that stands out in its holdings: the glass plate that helped humankind discover the universe. Walk with host Nathan Masters; John Mulchaey, Director of Mt. Wilson Observatory and astronomer Allison Strom and learn why this unassuming plate holds the key to our place in the universe.

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Shindana Dolls | Still from "Lost LA" S4 E6: Shindana Toy Company
Lost LA

Shindana Toy Company - Changing the American Doll Industry

Explore the lasting impact of the Shindana Toy Company, created out of the need for community empowerment following the 1965 Watts uprising, whose ethnically correct black dolls forever changed the American doll industry.
Season 4 Episode 6
Mount Wilson Observatory | Image from "Lost LA" S4 E5: Discovering the Universe
Lost LA

Discovering the Universe - Exploring the Cosmos Atop Mount Wilson

As recently as a century ago, scientists doubted whether the universe extended beyond our own Milky Way — until astronomer Edwin Hubble, working with the world’s most powerful telescope discovered just how vast the universe is.
Season 4 Episode 5
Paul Revere Williams opposite a man explaining a project | Courtesy of J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Lost LA

Paul Revere Williams - An African-American Architect in Jet-Age L.A.

Although best known for designing the homes of celebrities like Lucille Ball and Frank Sinatra, the pioneering African-American architect Paul Revere Williams also contributed to some of the city’ s most recognizable civic structures.
Season 4 Episode 4