Los Angeles history on display. All in one day. All in one place. Free.
Join us and 74 other archives for a day devoted to the treasures of local history, presented by L.A. As Subject and the USC Libraries.
It is the great park of Los Angeles, but lore says that it is cursed.
1965. Having moved from its original location in Exposition Park (at what is now the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opened that year at its new Wilshire Boulevard location. Pictured is the Ahmanson Building and the Bing Center. The new museum was designed by William L. Pereira (who also collaborated on the design of the LAX Theme Building) and was initially fronted by reflecting pools and fountains. Within a year after opening, however, tar and gases from the nearby La Brea Tar Pits began seeping into the water. Pereira acknowledged the tar pits as a special factor in his planning, but, he did not foresee the extent they would impact the water elements in his design. By 1975, the museum had replaced the water elements with a sculpture garden. The museum has since added the Art of the Americas Building, the Pavilion for Japanese Art, the adjacent former May Company department store building, the Broad Contemporary Art Building, and the Resnick Pavilion.
There are a number of places at or near LAX to indulge your interest in aviation and aviation history.
A brief but good film by Scott Goldrich telling the story of one of America's most storied sports teams.