Watts Towers

Watts Towers: The Story of an L.A. Icon

05/11/2016

Elina Shatkin

The Watts Towers are the vision of one man, an Italian immigrant who worked, with no outside help and only the most elemental tools, nearly every day for 34 years to build the world-famous monument.

Lobby of the Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown L.A.

Discover the Historic Theatres on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles

09/15/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Stretching for six blocks from 3rd to 9th Streets along South Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, the historic Broadway Theatre District includes 12 movie theatres built between 1910 and 1931. The Broadway Theatre District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in May 1979, the first and largest historic theatre district listed on the Register. It is the only large concentration of movie palaces left in the United States.

At its height, the neon-drenched district had the highest concentration of cinemas in the world, with seating capacity for more than 15,000 patrons. In a February 2006 article for the Los Angeles Times, Cara Mia DiMassa wrote: “Dozens of theaters screened Hollywood's latest fare, played host to star-studded premieres and were filled nightly with thousands of moviegoers. In those days, before World War II, Downtown L.A. was the movie capital of the world."

Efforts by the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Bringing Back Broadway initiative, the Broadway Theatre Group and the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation have restored many of these theatres to their original splendor. New generations of Angelenos can now experience live performances and cultural events at these spectacular venues. Read on and discover the great movie palaces of the Broadway Theatre District.

Discover the Landmark Houses of Los Angeles

08/19/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known around the world for its masterpieces of residential architecture. Famous fans of these landmark designs include Ice Cube and Moby. From L.A.’s oldest house to Mid-Century Modern icons, discover some of the most famous houses in Los Angeles.

Aerial view of the Getty Center

The Top 10 Must Sees & Hidden Gems of the Getty Center

08/17/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Whether you’re looking to reflect in the present or rethink history, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy these experiences. Read on for ten must-sees and hidden gems at the Getty Center and get ready for a feast for the senses.

WEST Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Angeleno

The Guide to Brentwood, California

03/19/2015

Esther Tseng

Brentwood is one of L.A.'s most affluent neighborhoods, located on the Westside between Westwood and Santa Monica. Brentwood began as a Mexican land grant ranch sold off by the Sepulveda family. Its modern development started in the 1880s and today it boasts one of the lowest population densities in the city, with lush green pastures and coral trees along its main thoroughfare, San Vicente Boulevard. Read on for a guide to the area's essential stops, and get up close and personal with one of the Westside's most beautiful neighborhoods.

Living room of Hollyhock House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House Reopens

02/11/2015

Daniel Djang

Following a multimillion-dollar restoration, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, an iconic architectural masterpiece in the heart of Barnsdall Park, is celebrating its official reopening on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

Entrance to The Beverly Hills Hotel

Paul Williams: Architect to the Stars

01/29/2015

Wiebke Schuster

A master of styles from English Tudor to Spanish Colonial and the casual California ranch-style, African American architect Paul Revere Williams was the creative force behind many of L.A.'s most iconic landmarks.

Rendering of The Broad museum exterior

The Best of Los Angeles in 2015: Museums

12/29/2014

Discover Los Angeles

From the long-awaited opening of The Broad to The Huntington’s new Education and Visitor Center, here’s a look at the year ahead for L.A.’s world-class collection of museums.

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