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Lost LA

When Women Called the Shots: Hollywood's Female Filmmakers

The early film industry was a creative Wild West, open to anyone with the means and the boldness to exploit the new technology of motion pictures. For a time, that included the powerful women who occupied some of early Hollywood’s most powerful creative positions: writers, directors, producers, and studio heads.

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Season
Steel frame of building being erected
Episode
25:32
Lost LA

Building the Metropolis

Wood, iron, steel, concrete -- these are the materials that gave form to Los Angeles and shaped its identity in the national imagination. This episode also questions the cultural legacy and environmental costs of the city's relentless growth.
Season 2 Episode 4
Calle de los Negros, Los Angeles, 1871
Episode
26:12
Lost LA

Wild West

Long before Hollywood imagined the Wild West, Los Angeles was a real frontier town of gunslingers, lynch mobs, and smoke-belching locomotives.
Season 2 Episode 2
Pio Pico
Episode
26:50
Lost LA

Borderlands

American history has long been told as a triumphant march westward from the Atlantic coast, but in southern California, our history stretches back further in time.
Season 2 Episode 1
Reshaping L.A.
Episode
28:32
Lost LA

Reshaping L.A.

In this episode, "Lost LA" examines how the modern metropolis has reshaped its own topography. The program explores downtown L.A.'s lost hills and tunnels, as well as the vanished canals of Venice Beach.
Season 1 Episode 3
Before the Dodgers
Episode
20:58
Lost LA

Before The Dodgers

In this episode, "Lost LA" explores the various ways Southern California's inhabitants have used the hills around Dodger Stadium.
Season 1 Episode 2
Wild L.A.
Episode
23:28
Lost LA

Wild L.A.

In this episode, Lost L.A. explores the complicated relationship between the city and its natural environment.
Season 1 Episode 1
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