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Even Amid the Red Scare, 1950s L.A. Was a Wonderland Without Fences for Young People

Author and screenwriter Erik Tarloff recalls childhood on Detroit Street—and crashing the gates of Samuel Goldwyn Studios

Honda’s First U.S. Headquarters Was Right Here in Los Angeles

The brand recently returned to the Pico Boulevard building where it all began
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How the Hollywood Sign Became L.A.’s Most Famous Landmark

This month marks the 40th anniversary of a major overhaul to the historic sign
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In the Early 20th Century, L.A.’s Oil Industry Was Dominated by a Woman

Meet Emma Summers, the "Oil Queen of California"
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What Was the First High-Rise Built in L.A.?

At a whopping 12 stories

One of the “Tragic Mysteries in Local History” Has Been All But Forgotten

The 1940 murder of 9-year-old Eastside girl Dorothy Lee Gordon remains unsolved today

Some of the Most Obscure Vintage Tiki Drinks Have Finally Been Revealed

Mixologist and author Jeff ”Beachbum” Berry has spent decades in search of historic cocktails

How the World’s First Movie Stars Made Sure Beverly Hills Didn’t Become Part of L.A.

The birth of Beverly Hills was also the birth of celebrity politics

In One of L.A.’s Most Outrageous Murder Cases, a Rattlesnake Was the Weapon

In 1935, Robert S. James became L.A.’s worst husband