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Blue Sky Metropolis
January 4, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - January 9, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Clear skies, dry lake beds, and lots of skilled labor—what more could Southern California’s aerospace business need to take flight? The Huntington Library and USC’s Blue Sky Metropolis exhibition charts the century-long rise and fall of this massive industry. Photographs, documents, and technical ephemera (including early satellite models) show how dramatically aerospace sculpted the region’s economy and culture. Close your eyes and you’ll hear hillbilly music blaring from Burbank bars across from Lockheed or skateboards rolling on Lakewood streets where the children of McDonnell Douglas workers grew up. More information.