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The Strange Beauty of L.A.’s Abandoned Sofas

The city’s streets are fertile ground for cast-off couches. Just ask photographer Andrew Ward

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Was the 405 Project a Failure? Let’s Ask Twitter

The nation’s busiest freeway takes a beating on social media

Map of the Mott Tract,
H. Picket, 1869

CityDig: This 1869 Map is an Antique Blueprint of Bunker Hill

French Canadian developer Prudent Beaudry bought up the hillside lots for a whopping $517 and turned them into one of L.A.’s most charming neighborhoods

Main Street Station Entrance Flag, 1956

Disneyland Auction Pulls in an Incredible $1.7 Million

These nine items went for beaucoup bucks

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Vintage Los Angeles

Alison Martino and Dick Cavett on the set of “Hellman v. McCarthy”

A Chat with Dick Cavett

The former talk show host on being friends with Groucho Marx and pissing off a literary lioness


The Story Behind L.A.’s Coolest Looking Gas Station

Jack Colker’s 76 Station has been nominated for landmark status. Here its designer, Gin Wong, weighs in

Clifton’s Cafeteria was lit up on January 31, 2015.

Clifton’s Cafeteria is Coming Back to Life at Long Last!

The iconic restaurant’s new retro neon sign lit up Broadway this weekend. Here’s what’s in store next

Scene It Before: L.A. on Screen


Scene it Before: Vroman’s Bookstore from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

SoCal’s most historic book shop makes an appearance in the 2014 kid flick


Scene it Before: L.A.’s Secret Role in American Sniper

Los Angeles plays Texas, San Diego, and even Iraq in the Best Picture nominee

Photograph courtesy Bravo TV

Scene it Before: Echo Park from Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce

The series left its Vancouver sets to film a few site-specific scenes in L.A.

Time Frame

Church of the Good Shepherd, 505 N. Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills. Elapsed Time: 64 years

Time Frame: Church of the Good Shepherd Then and Now

In 1950, 18-year-old Elizabeth Taylor married hotel scion Conrad Hilton Jr., who was 23, in Beverly Hills

1633 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica.
Elapsed Time: 61 years

Hot Dog on a Stick, Then and Now

See how the seaside snack stop has changed since 1953

Regency Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Ave., Westwood. Elapsed Time: 63 years.

Time Frame: Fox Village Theatre 63 Years Ago and Now

You might know it better as the Regency Village Theatre