Articles Tagged ‘Historic Los Angeles’

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles January 14, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Recently I have been looking through a bunch of collections featuring pictures of historic Los Angeles. I think the thrill I get from these photos is connected to the rapid growth of the city of Los Angeles during the last century, growth that has resulted in drastic changes to the landscape over mere...

Art Deco Downtown

Art Deco Downtown November 10, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
What a great boon it was to us all when the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes showcased the style moderne, known these days as Art Deco. With roots in artistic movements of the day (like Cubism, Constructivism, and Futurism), industrial design, and a wide range...

Death under the Palms

Death under the Palms October 22, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A big part of the attraction of Los Angeles is the element of celebrity and entertainment-biz glamour that can be found here. The hills are filled with the residences of starlets and big-wig producers; go to any upscale shopping center and pay attention, chances are that you will probably see a star...

Arrival of Eastern Religion via Los Angeles

Arrival of Eastern Religion via Los Angeles October 8, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Below are descriptions of some early Eastern and Eastern-influenced religious orders here in Los Angeles. Starting in the mid to late 19th century, the Western world started to open its eyes to the philosophy and perspectives of the rest of the world. And in the 20th century, Eastern thought had significant...

Urban Oil Wells in Los Angeles Part II

Urban Oil Wells in Los Angeles Part II September 23, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
It is often forgotten that Los Angeles is located over some very large oil fields and that the city continues to be a significant oil producing region. A couple months ago I wrote a blog entry that discussed the history of oil in Los Angeles and featured photos of oil wells which are camouflaged into...

Movies That Showcase Los Angeles

Movies That Showcase Los Angeles May 27, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you are planning a trip to Los Angeles, you are in the unique position of being able to do an extensive preview of the city that you will soon be exploring. Thanks to the Hollywood entertainment industry, the southern California region has been documented in thousands of television shows and movies....

Where are they now? Historic movie palaces of Los Angeles today.

Where are they now? Historic movie palaces of Los Angeles today. May 4, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
This blog entry was inspired by laasB’s Flickr post, which gives a nice overview of the historic movie theatres on or near Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Buildings pictured at that link include the Million Dollar Theatre, the Cameo, the Los Angeles, the Palace, the State, the Globe, the Olympic,...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Los Angeles Textile Block Houses

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Los Angeles Textile Block Houses April 9, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
In 1922, Frank Lloyd Wright opened an office in Los Angeles and embarked on his textile block phase.  Textile block refers to construction using cast concrete blocks that are woven together with steel rods. Mayan architecture was major influence on the design of  these buildings, giving them a monumental...