Games People Play at the Olympics Regional Track and Field Trials, Los Angeles Coliseum, 24 May 1924

by Paul R. Spitzzeri It's one of the smaller of the 30,000-odd artifacts in the Homestead's collection, but the highlighted object in today's "Games People Play" post is an interesting one from Los Angeles sports history.  It is a ticket stub from the Olympic regional trials in track and field, held at the Los Angeles... Continue Reading →

Time Capsule Tuesday: City of Industry General Plan Implementation Program: Phase 1, Part 3

by Paul R. Spitzzeri In this 1977 document that followed, by a half-dozen years, the passage of the City of Industry's General Plan. improvements in the central part of the city were discussed, starting with a general look at the overall plan of development, the potential of the phase one area, intergovernmental cooperation, and existing... Continue Reading →

On This Day: A Letter to The League of Nations Non-Partisan Association, Southern California Branch, 21 May 1926

by Paul R. Spitzzeri In a recent post about a Schools Peace Day commemoration for California's public schools in 1915, I mentioned that I've been reading Margaret McMillan's excellent book on the conference in Paris that followed the cessation of hostilities during World War I. MacMillan, a descendant of England's prime minister David Lloyd George,... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes Postlude: An Adobe Brick from a Workman House Tunnel?

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Many historic houses have their variations on certain mysteries, be they spirits, ghosts and the supernatural; hidden and buried treasure; or concealed passageways, secret rooms, or hidden tunnels.  The Workman House is no different and whatever views are about the first, we so far have not heard about any existence of... Continue Reading →

That’s a Wrap with Location Photos from “The Understanding Heart,” 1927

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Today's "That's a Wrap" entry features, from the Homestead's collection, just a few of a few dozen "director's proof" photographs taken on location for the filming of "The Understanding Heart," a Cosmopolitan Productions film distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and released in February 1927. Cosmopolitan was the brainchild of media... Continue Reading →

Time Capsule Tuesday: City of Industry General Plan Implementation Program: Phase 1, Part 2

by Paul R. Spitzzeri This "Time Capsule Tuesday" entry moves to the second part of a series of posts relating to the City of Industry's General Plan implementation program for phase 1, consisting of an area between 7th Avenue and Sentous Street, east of Nogales Street in the central portion of the city. The report,... Continue Reading →

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