Treading the Boards with “Ken-Geki” at the Music Box Theatre, Los Angeles, 18 June 1928

by Paul R. Spitzzeri For the first half of the 20th century, anti-Japanese sentiment was frequently very strong in greater Los Angeles.  When Chinese migration came to a halt after the 1882 exclusion act passed by Congress, Japanese immigration picked up.  That, too, posed a threat, with the warning of a "yellow peril" sounded in... Continue Reading →

Striking a Chord: A Woman’s Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles Program, 9 February 1927

by Paul R. Spitzzeri This year marks the centennial of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, established under the patronage of William Andrews Clark, Jr., son of the mining tycoon who left his mark in many areas and ways in the American West stemming from his spectacular success as one of the "copper kings" of Butte,... Continue Reading →

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