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Film history was made at Culver Studios. Now Amazon is moving in.

The arrival of new media giants like Amazon are cementing Culver City as a center of entertainment.

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The sordid and possibly murderous secrets of the Sowden House

Was one LA’s most famous murder victims slain in the basement of the Lloyd Wright-designed fortress?

The spellbinding storybook houses of Los Angeles

How storybook style—drawn from the pages of fairytales and Europe’s cobblestone streets—came to have a bewitching effect on Los Angeles.

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Mapping LA’s most incredible lost mansions

These estates were torn down, but their stories are not forgotten.

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LA’s many varieties of Victorian mansions, mapped

A guide to some of the very finest.

The stories behind LA’s famous (and strange) street names

They are named after cult leaders, old Mexican ranchos, and the pets and family members of real estate subdividers.

The surviving beach shacks of Los Angeles

In the era of multimillion-dollar seaside homes, the early days of beachfront housing sound too good to be true.

How LA became the land of strip malls

As car ownership boomed, unremarkable commercial centers became an integral part of the LA landscape.

The lost bath houses of Los Angeles

Elaborate indoor swimming pools once dotted the coast.

Betty Hill’s ‘bath house’ battle

Betty Hill put up a remarkable fight to open public pools to children of all races.