Fire in the Hole

Army station-turned-film set Battery Barlow-Saxton 36 years ago and now Read more...

Fountain of Hope

The Los Angeles Sanitarium, now known as City of Hope, 47 years ago and now Read more...

Reaching for the Stars

Recent L.A. arrival Colin Clive sits on the roof of the newly built La Belle Tour in 1930 Read more...

Trunk Show

Showman Jay Fiondella knew how to attract publicity. In 1959, he opened Chez Jay—an homage to the restaurant that Frank Sinatra’s character runs in Pal Joey—with the help of showgirls and a hungry pachyderm Read more...

War Driven

Where San Gabriel native General George S. Patton received a hero’s welcome after World War II, then and now Read more...

Checked Mate

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Why this image of 20-year-old novelist Eve Babitz is considered one of the most significant images of California modern art Read more...

Barbarians at The Gate

Where Andy Warhol re-created the "Sunset Boulevard" scene in which Norma Desmond passes through Paramount Studios’ iconic Bronson Gate, then and now Read more...

Reel Farmers: Where Film in L.A. Was Born

This is where film in L.A. was born Read more...

Rare Species

From its inception in 1973, Rhino Records in Westwood carried one of the city’s finest selections of out-of-print albums and imports Read more...

Pump You Up

Once the WPA installed exercise equipment south of the Santa Monica Pier in the 1930s, fitness buffs started flocking to the new Muscle Beach Read more...
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