A retro photo of Venice of America canals | Still from Lost LA Season 3 Venice of America

Those Streets are Made for Boating

The streets of Venice are a reminder of a time gone by, when Venice of America was fashioned after the canals of Venice, Italy. Complete with gondolas, the main method of transport was by boat. That changed over the years, and now several of the canals are covered in concrete. Historian Eric Dugdale walks us through the lost canals of Venice.
 

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Griffith Park: The Untold History

At more than 4,500 acres, Griffith Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. Its founder, the controversial and complicated Griffith J. Griffith, donated the land to the city as a public recreation ground for all the people — an ideal that has been challenged over the years. In this episode, visit a Mexican-era adobe within the park boundaries and ride the historic Merry-go-Round, where Griffith’s ideal of equal access was challenged.

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Three Views of Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake

Despite the trauma of their incarceration during World War II, Japanese Americans built new lives while detained at concentration camps like Manzanar. They played baseball, planted gardens and made the honor roll. Three renowned photographers captured these scenes: outsiders Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams and incarceree Tōyō Miyatake who boldly smuggled in a camera lens to document life from within the camp. All three trained their lenses on small yet profound moments of dignity and domesticity, documenting resilience in the face of civil injustice.

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Bootlegger Tunnels: A Journey Through LA’s Prohibition Lore

Prohibition may have outlawed liquor, but that didn’t mean the booze stopped flowing. Explore the myths of subterranean Los Angeles, crawl through prohibition-era tunnels, and visit some of the city’s oldest speakeasies.

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Paul Revere Williams: An African-American Architect in Jet-Age LA

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—all while confronting racial barriers. Visit LAX’s iconic Theme Building, a Williams-designed church, and the Pueblo del Rio public housing project

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