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Orson Welles’ Venice

IIn poet Lawrence Lipton’s imaginings, Renaissance-era mathematician Giordano Bruno visits 20th-century Venice, California. The poet's vivid imagery links Renaissance Italy (where Bruno was persecuted by the Inquisition) and also gives us a lyrical description of Orson Welles’ Venice, captured in his film “Touch of Evil” where the beach town became a stand-in for a Mexico border town. 

LA as SubjectA collaboration between the USC Libraries and KCETLink, Lost LA features the member collections of L.A. as Subject, a research alliance dedicated to preserving and telling the sometimes-hidden stories and histories of the Los Angeles region.

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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 in the mountains high above Los Angeles, discovered just how vast the universe truly is. Visit the underground vault of the Carnegie Observatories, where paradigm-shifting discoveries are annotated by hand on glass photographic slides; and the historic Mount Wilson Observatory. Learn more at Carnegie Observatories.

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