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Ticket to the Twenties Themes: Jazz (or Not) in Los Angeles and Beyond

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

Following up on my colleague Steve Dugan’s excellent post from yesterday about radio in 1920s Los Angeles and as we approach our… 1,108 more words

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New-York Fashion Week SS17 part II

Vera Wang

The NY-based designer is never shy when it comes to unusual cuts. Seems like she decided to give off-shoulders a rebirth. In September, the trend starts to fade away but should come back by spring. 666 more words

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New-York Fashion Week SS17 part I

Hello everyone !

The runway reviews are back this season ! As alwas I will share with you my favorite collections during this Fashion Week and provide some descriptions/analysis with each one. 856 more words

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No Place Like Home with Stutesman's Folly, Los Angeles, ca. 1922

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

Sometimes artifacts get acquired for reasons that aren’t all that obvious at first approach.  The object highlighted here is a good example.   1,327 more words

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Museum Director Musings on Admission Day

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

9 September is the anniversary of California’s admission as the 31st state in the Union in 1850.  It was, for many years, a date that was celebrated with all kinds of pomp and circumstance, but is virtually ignored today. 1,370 more words

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Read All About It in the Los Angeles Illustrated Daily News, 3 September 1923

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

1923 was the peak year of a massive boom in population and economic growth in greater Los Angeles (something in which Walter P. 1,161 more words

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Spotlight on Summer: Picnic Menus, Part 2

by Jennifer Scerra

Imagine you are planning a picnic for this weekend. What food would you bring?

What if you were planning a picnic 50, 100 or 200 years ago? 751 more words

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