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A close-up shot is lined up by the director and cameraman during a Maverick shoot on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, [1961]. Valley Times Collection
Wendy Horowitz, July 11, 2018

In January 1947, KTLA Channel 5, Los Angeles's first commercial television station, aired its first broadcast, and the Herald Express newspaper was there to report the milestone event.


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Christina Rice, February 18, 2018

Los Angeles has always been a city of rich cultural diversity, often serving as a beacon of prosperity for migrants and immigrants around the globe.


Sheet Music for Old Man Jazz
Emma Roberts, August 07, 2013

In the light of the Songs in the Key of Los Angeles project, here is some information about the vast collection of scores and sheet music in the


Sheet Music Covers

“Songs in the Key of L.A.,” an exhibit of historic sheet music covers from the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection, offers a rare view of the powerful role music has played in defining the image of Los Angeles and Southern California.  The exhibit, which displays selections from the shee


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of a new era for a country that was caught in the clutches of Cold War fear, and in many cases, clinging to certain outdated social attitudes.


Exhibit Flyer
Art Department, April 26, 2013

In 2001 Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film adventure was still the ultimate trip.  Now BluRay technology brings this epic odyssey in space to the present.  Join us for a film screening of Kubrick’s space odyssey film on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Central Library from 1-4 p.m.  The film w


Mexican Revolution photo of General Pancho Villa with other revolutionary generals
Art Department, January 11, 2013

The Getty Research Institute exhibit currently at the Central Library, a Nation Emerges – The Mexican Revolution Revealed, tells the story of an uprising that spread like wildfire across Mexico - marking the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in November 1910.


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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