Through the Viewfinder: 3rd Street Looking West, Los Angeles, ca. 1900s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri From the early core of pre-American Los Angeles at the historic Plaza, development of the downtown area mainly spread south and west in the latter 19th and early 20th centuries.  Moreover, as city limits expanded during that era, the linkages between downtown and suburban areas became crucial with streets and streetcar... Continue Reading →

Read All About It with Mabel Urmy Seares and “California Southland” Magazine, May 1926

by Paul R. Spitzzeri There are a number of well-known publishers and editors of magazines in greater Los Angeles history, including Charles F. Lummis of The Land of Sunshine, later Out West, and John Steven McGroarty of West Coast Magazine, to give a couple of examples. Women publishers and editors, however, were almost completely unheard of with the... Continue Reading →

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