For forward-thinking Angelenos in the 1940s and ’50s, Greta Magnusson Grossman’s modern design ethos was gospel.
From Frogtown to Palms, the origin stories of nearly two dozen Los Angeles cities and neighborhoods.
"What we consider to be a boom today is because we got used to nothing."
The mansion—built by one of a handful of women landowners in early Los Angeles—mysteriously burned to the ground on New Year’s Day.
The writer had a dark view of LA but was undoubtedly seduced and enthralled with the City of Angels.
Nakatomi Tower is really Fox Plaza in Century City, an example of 1980s power architecture at its finest.
It’s the world’s"‘oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas display."
The city was once a public transportation wonderland.