Browse L.A.'s World Class Libraries

04/07/2014

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Los Angeles libraries are among the most renowned in the country, featuring incredibly rare editions, important historical archives, and unique collections found nowhere else. Browse these listings and begin your literary journey through some of L.A.’s best libraries.

Hidden Gems in Century City

04/07/2014

Esther Tseng

Century City originated as the backlot of 20th Century Fox. With the advent of television representing tough competition for the studio and a budget for the movie Cleopatra spiraling out of control, the studio sold portions of its backlot to Alcoa Inc. and William Zeckendorf with the option to lease 75 acres back.

Welton Becket - who designed landmarks such as the Capitol Records building, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and the Cinerama Dome - as well as other architects were hired to develop a masterplan for the brand new commercial and residential city-within-a-city, using aluminum for high rises. The city was designed with pedestrian bridges and wide boulevards to ease crowding. Today, Century City is a center of business and commerce in Los Angeles, so it can be easy to overlook the public places worth visiting. Read on and discover 10 hidden gems in Century City.

Mad Men Locations in Los Angeles

04/04/2014

Daniel Djang

The Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning AMC TV series Mad Men takes place in the high-powered advertising world of 1960s Manhattan. But the show’s main sets are located in Los Angeles, and many of the on-location scenes are filmed in the L.A. area as well. To celebrate the premiere of the seventh and final season, we round up the top Mad Men locations in Los Angeles. Mad Men fans (aka “Maddicts”) can follow our guide and imagine they’re closing a deal with Don Draper or having a drink with Peggy Olson.

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood

04/04/2014

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The Best Fritters in Los Angeles

04/03/2014

Joshua Lurie

There are no rules when frying. Just get a vat of oil bubbling, gather delectable ingredients that are either savory or sweet, and let the oil work its magic. At the L.A. County Fair, vendors have been known to bomb deep fryers with items as disparate as candy bars and artichokes. Thankfully, L.A. chefs have more sense and restraint, and we’ve been graced with some truly inspiring fritters.

Words from Wooden – April 2014

04/03/2014

Los Angeles Tourism

As the good news keeps coming about L.A.’s record-breaking tourism and the recognition of Los Angeles as a hot global tourist destination, there couldn’t be a better time to celebrate our industry.

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