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Colorize photo of Judge Nicole Cannon

Loose Cannon: Reassessing Los Angeles Municipal Judge Noel Cannon, Part I

March 15, 2024

On Wednesday, May 17, 1967, a petite woman sporting a pink babydoll dress and white patent leather Mary Jane shoes pulled a pearl-handled Derringer revolver and pointed it in the direction of Los Angeles reporters and photographers.


A colorized 1930 pen & ink drawing of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel by Harold E. Powe

The Host of the Coast: 100 Years of the Los Angeles Biltmore

September 30, 2023

1923 proved to be a banner year for construction in Los Angeles.


Graphic content logo with 1920s flapper

Graphic: Part VII: “Gone West”

May 23, 2023

This is the final part of a seven-part blog series exploring the long-forgotten Los Angeles arts & culture magazine The Graphic.


Gloria Molina in her office

Thank You, Gloria Molina

May 22, 2023

The name Gloria Molina has been in my consciousness ever since I can remember. As a fourth-generation Mexican American growing up in Los Angeles, it was impossible not to know that name but rather than being a distant figure as so many L.A.


Graphic content logo with 1920s flapper

Graphic: Part VI: The Art of The Graphic, 1917-1918

May 16, 2023

This is part six of a seven-part blog series exploring the long-forgotten Los Angeles arts & culture magazine, The Graphic.


Graphic content logo with 1920s flapper

Graphic: Part V: The Birth Of A "Society Journal"

May 09, 2023

This is part five of a seven-part blog series exploring the long-forgotten Los Angeles arts & culture magazine, The Graphic.


1930s advertisment of a women in a yellow and black coat

Graphic: Part IV: Albert Porter, Charles Lapworth and Elbridge Rand Years

May 02, 2023

This is part four of a seven-part blog series exploring the long-forgotten Los Angeles arts & culture magazine The Graphic.


wood cut of a man writing in a book with a quill and pen

Graphic: Part III: Graphic Designers

April 25, 2023

This is part three of a seven-part blog series exploring the long-forgotten Los Angeles arts & culture magazine The Graphic.


Los Angeles arts & culture magazine, The Graphic

Graphic: Part II: A Lifestyle Magazine for Los Angeles

April 18, 2023

This is part two of a seven-part blog series exploring the long-forgotten Los Angeles arts & culture magazine The Graphic.


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