The early film industry was a creative Wild West, open to anyone with means to exploit it.
Once imported from elsewhere, iron and steel would transform Los Angeles’ urban form.
If any one building material defined mid-20th-century Los Angeles, it was concrete.
Only five percent of Los Angeles' old-growth redwood forests remain after exploitation.
What do Southern California’s hanging trees say about the region’s attitudes?
The transcontinental railroad connected Los Angeles to a powerful promotional machine.
Los Angeles’ Chinatown was the site of one of the worst atrocities in the city’s history.
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