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The marquee of the Globe Theater advertises Spanish-language entertainment in the early 1970s.
Christina Rice, September 18, 2017

Once upon a time, Broadway was the Great White Way of the West. A high concentration of theaters populating the stretch of Downtown between 3rd and Olympic rendered it an epicenter for film and live entertainment.


French duellist and opera singer Julie d'Aubigny (1670–1707). Anonymous print.
Alan Westby, June 28, 2017

LGBT Pride Month gives us an opportunity to discover a fascinating character from the early days of French opera.


RuPaul
Keith Kesler, June 27, 2017

RuPaul spilled the tea on a few of his favorite books and movies at his Central Library talk.


James Barlow, left, also known as Jeri Ryan, and August Coy, also known as Irene Paston, at the city hall police station. Photograph dated November 27, 1944.
Christina Rice, June 12, 2017

Prior to the late 1970s, LGBT coverage in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner (previously the Herald Express) was extremely limited. Any photos in our image archive from the newspaper focus exclusively on men being arrested for "masquerading" as women.


film projector projecting rainbow stream of light with the words lgbt classic films you should not miss
Rudy Ruiz, June 14, 2017

I have been a fan of classic movies ever since I began checking out VHS tapes from my local library (Santa Maria Public Library) in my tween years at the dawn of the 1990’s. Cable was a luxury my working-class family did not always have.


LGBTQ Pride & Music: Get Into The Groove
Eileen Ybarra, June 09, 2017

June is LBGTQ Pride month! This is a great time to celebrate the resilience, courage, and contributions of the LGBTQ community. Of course, what would a celebration be without some music?


The Music of Tôru Takemitsu and Japanese New Wave Cinema
Alan Westby, May 26, 2017

As we observe Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Los Angeles Public Library, this is a good occasion to look at some of the interesting examples of Japanese cinema available to our patrons, particularly those featuring scores by composer Tôru Takemitsu.


Book covers
James Sherman, May 23, 2017

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, why not read a mystery? Try these three great mystery writers of Asian Angeleño heritage who plot intriguing yarns and use the settings of Los Angeles as a background as well as a point of departure.


illustration of sun with face from pictorial map
Glen Creason, May 17, 2017

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Los Angeles Public Library, we have occasion to show off one of the greatest pictorial maps ever created: The Pageant of the Pacific by the artist


Lucille Raport shown at her architectural firm in 1961 (detail)
Christina Rice, March 06, 2017

For many, the predominant image of the post-War woman is the suburban mother and consummate homemaker as immortalized in television characters of the period such as Donna Stone (The Donna Reed Show), Harriet Nelson (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), and June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver).


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