A man in a white shirt in front of a whiteboard | Still from Lost LA Season 3 Venice of America

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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