On April 8, 1949, a three-year-old girl fell down an abandoned water well in San Marino, California. The television coverage of the rescue attempt tapped into the deep spring of attention that a live broadcast can bring to news.
In the summer of 1999, The Huntington was the focus of world-wide attention when it exhibited the first “Amorphophallus titanum” ever to bloom in California.
This is how a feud over roasted bear paws led to the discovery of America.
Retracing the history of Chinatown in Los Angeles using old Chinese restaurant menus as a guide.
Join curator Peter Blodgett’s tour through a collection of travel journals that visually document early road trips of the American West.
Here’s an episode for UnFictional that I produced. It’s a podcast remake of my video “Bay of Smokes.”
The Huntington’s only known recording of Joseph H. Hazelton’s eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
There is no one alive that can remember life before a newsflash could interrupt your day, your age just determines the first event you remember that way.
I swear to God – this is a Reno motel yodel (although I’m not the one yodeling.) The only thing I can compare it to is, after you’ve been at the beach all day, and that night, in bed, you can still feel the waves.
Smog came to Los Angeles one morning like a stranded hitchhiker. It was July 8th, 1943, and we were at war, but this attack was something new. How Angelenos reacted to the fumes was clouded by reactions to their new enemy: Japan
My radio debut on KCRW looks into how Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen survived 11 attempts on his life.