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Mansion
History Department, July 30, 2013

Alternately titled, "How to Research Murder, Crime and Scandal at the Los Angeles Central Library!"


Ernest Hemingway Poses with Water Buffalo
Deborah Savage, June 26, 2013

Literary giants like Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens usually reside
upstairs in the Literature and Fiction Department. However, many notable
novelists have written travelogues documenting a particular country at a


John Kennedy Shaking Hands in Crowd
Christina Rice, May 28, 2013

In the early 1960s, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy symbolized hope, change, and the dawn of a new era for a country that was caught in the clutches of Cold War fear, and in many cases, clinging to certain outdated social attitudes.


Photo of Two Large Dogs
Cindy McNaughton, April 18, 2013

Taking Bailey on the family vacation this summer or going hiking next weekend with Mr. Bear?  The History Department has the guidebooks you're looking for!  Have a bet on which presidents had a pup in the White House?


An open movie book
Glen Creason, February 06, 2013

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.  ~John LeCarre


Photo of Man Feeding Dolphins
Christina Rice, January 07, 2013

Since taking over the Photo Collection nearly four years ago, there are two questions I get asked most. The first is, “Do you have any photos of my house?” If your residence is named Pickfair or was once owned by Gloria Swanson, then yes, we probably do.


Group Photo in Front of Clock
Christina Rice, December 19, 2012

With the New Year looming ahead of us, it seemed like a perfect time to look back at the 2012 goings on in the Photo Collection.


Photo of Woman and Child Sitting By Lily Pond
Christina Rice, December 09, 2012

Los Angeles in the late 1930s was a city in transition. It was suffering through the Great Depression with the rest of the country, but forging ahead with progress. Old Chinatown and La Grande Station were being erased, but Union Station and a New Chinatown would soon emerge.


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