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Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California

Frances Dinkelspiel
In conversation with William Deverell, Director, USC-Huntington Institute on the West
Thursday, July 16, 2009
00:59:57
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Episode Summary
An award-winning journalist chronicles the life of her great-great grandfather, a brilliant gold-rush era entrepreneur and financier, who rose from store clerk to the upper echelons of society, founded L.A.'s first bank, resurrected the financially troubled Los Angeles Times, and helped establish U.S.C.

Participant(s) Bio
Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning journalist and the great-great granddaughter of Isaias Hellman. Her work has appeared in, The New York Times, People, The San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Magazine and other venues. She lives in Berkeley, California.


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