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Veterans in the Arts
Watts Towers of Simon Rodia in Los Angeles

In honor of “Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day” on October 29, 2017, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) screened a selection of films made by military veterans in its Veteran’s Make Movies Program. The program offers a series of filmmaking courses that teach veterans how to write, shoot and edit their own short films.

The (Watts) Towers
Watts Towers of Simon Rodia in Los Angeles

One of the most eclectic cultural icons in Los Angeles was created by an immigrant in his spare time over 33 years.

Little Known LA - Hidden Staircases
Hidden Staircases in Silverlake and Echo Park in Los Angeles

Explore hidden staircases in Silverlake and Echo Park with Alexa Sita.

Drive Through Bunker Hill & Downtown Los Angeles, Circa 1940s
A Drive Through Bunker Hill and Downtown Los Angeles, ca. 1940s

A background film produced for an unidentified feature film, shot from a vehicle driving through Bunker Hill and downtown Los Angeles during the 1940s.

Fighting a Brush Fire Along the Hollywood Freeway
Fighting a Brush Fire Along the Hollywood Freeway

Up close raw footage of the Los Angeles Fire Department arriving at and fighting a brush fire along the Hollywood Freeway.

Coming Home to Chinatown
Coming Home to Chinatown by Community Spaces

A story of growing up in Los Angeles' Chinatown and how it shaped a young woman's passion for education and her sense of home.

Angeles National Forest
Angeles National Forest

A beautiful view of America's largest urban forest.

L.A.'s Grand Central Market - 1963 & 2014
Los Angeles Grand Central Market, 1963
Los Angeles Grand Central Market, 2014

The city's oldest and most iconic farmer's market has always been changing and always been reflective of Downtown Los Angeles.

"Old Fashioned Art of Puppetry Not Lost in Los Angeles
Old Fashion Puppetry Not Lost in Los Angeles

Bob Baker's Marionettes - the oldest children's theatre company in Los Angeles and a local cultural icon.

"Another Day of Fun" - A La La Land Parody by LAUSD Students
Youtube-Another Day of Fun

A fun-to-watch parody of "La La Land" by talented Los Angeles ("La La Land") middle schoolers.
Performed by Millikan Middle School Performing Arts Magnet. Uploaded in Youtube in the LAUSD Channel.

Night Landing in Los Angeles
Youtube-Night Landing in Los Angeles

A cockpit perspective video as an aircraft flys over over Los Angeles and lands at LAX as dusk approaches.
By Twohundredfortysecond Productions. Uploaded in Youtube by Martinba11.

First Motion Picture Made in Los Angeles, 1897

On December 31, 1897, a motion picture camera was set up in Downtown Los Angeles to film passing traffic. It was the first time a film was made in this city.