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Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Remembering Tower Records

The Legendary Past and Celluloid Future of Tower Records on the Sunset Strip   By Alison Martino Photo: Robert Landau It’s impo...

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Finding Los Angeles: The Brown Derby

If it's just anyone, any place will do. If it's someone important, say, "Meet me at the Derby."

History | Historic Los Angeles

Coffee shop is taking over 1940s gas station in Koreatown - Curbed LA

The company’s founder says "the iconic 1940s Texaco Station will be celebrated and preserved to its original aesthetic as much as possible."

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Tail O' the Pup: New Home for Hot Dog Icon | NBC Southern California

The Milton Black-designed frankfurter stand will soon go on display at the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth.

History | Downtown

The Century-Long History of Philippe’s and Its Famous French Dip Sandwich | KCET

For over a century, diners have been flocking to Philippe the Original to get a taste of its French dip sandwich, an iconic dish that is very much woven into the fabric of Los Angeles.

History | Historic Los Angeles

Old footage shows Angels Flight railway in its prime - Curbed LA

See the famous funicular through the decades in film clips showing the railway in its original location—at the intersection of Third and Hill streets.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

The Monster Mad Men Filming Map of Los Angeles

In the end, Don Draper didn't find inner peace in Los Angeles. He found it in Big Sur, and then immediately sold it, which basically adds up to the same thing. Throughout Mad Men, which ended this...

Miscellaneous | Places You Can Still Go

100 Places Where You Can Experience Retro Los Angeles

The city’s vintage charm is alive and well—if you know where to look

History | Hollywood

Schwab's Pharmacy: The Hollywood Hopeful Hangout | KCET

"I drove down to headquarters. That's the way a lot of us think about Schwab's. Kind of a combination office, coffee klatch and waiting room. Waiting, waiting for the gravy train."

History | Los Angeles History

Photos: Many L.A. Boulevards Began as Trolley Lines

Why are there two San Vicentes? Look to the boulevards' origins as electric railway lines.