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Finding the 1970s L.A. of Rudy Ray Moore’s ‘Dolemite’

The makers of Netflix’s ’Dolemite Is My Name’ turned L.A. locations into everything from a Tallahassee nightclub to a defunct Hollywood record store
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The Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign Is Safe and Sound Inside a Los Feliz Boutique

Fans can get a much closer look at the iconic illustrated feet these days
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Bruce Lee’s Martial Arts Studio Has Reopened in Chinatown

A protégé of a protégé has revived the space where Lee himself taught Jeet Kune Do
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After 70 Years, the Norms Chain of Iconic Googie Diners Looks to the Future

The throwback chain is celebrating seven decades with new stores, new merch, and really cheap breakfast
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Scotty Bowers, Storied ‘Facilitator’ of Old Hollywood’s Gay Underground, Has Died at Age 96

He claimed to have arranged hundreds of trysts for stars dating back to the 1940s
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20 Years Ago, L.A. Became Home to the Country’s First and Only Thai Town

The woman who led the charge looks back at her uphill push to establish a cultural enclave in the middle of the city

Institutions from All Over L.A. Are Hauling Out Treasures from Their Archives

More than 70 big-name museums and small town historical societies gather at the Archives Bazaar to show off the cool stuff in their collections
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Take a Tour of the Most Memorable ‘Pulp Fiction’ Filming Locations 25 Years Later

From Butch's apartment in NoHo to the Wallace mansion in Beverly Hills, we revisited the places where Quentin Tarantino's iconic neo-noir unfolded
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Hollywood’s Historic Earl Carroll Theatre Is Coming Back to Life

Shuttered since 2017, the former Aquarius will reopen as an entertainment venue once again