Producer-Director Walter Dominguez recently visited one of Los Angeles’ important historic theaters, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, and recorded this video mini-tour. Located in the LA suburb of San Gabriel (the first European settlement in the region, established in 1771), the beautiful neo-colonial Mission-Style theater was built in the 1920s to showcase the spectacular production of . . . → Read More: VIDEO: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Tour
Today we have a short featurette called “Stories From Los Angeles” featuring parts from two of our favorite interviews.
In the first part, noted author/historian George Sanchez (Becoming Mexican American) talks about one of L.A.’s most unique features and why it makes for such complex social interactions. Then we have long time Los Angeles resident Jack Sanchez . . . → Read More: VIDEO: Stories From Los Angeles
Rosa Lemus Carlos grew up at Simons Brick Company Yard No. 3 in Montebello, California, her father a decades-long employee there. Simons Brick Company, established in the Los Angeles area before the turn of the last century, grew to become the biggest brick producer in the world, and to make the millions of bricks that were . . . → Read More: VIDEO: Interview with Rosa Maria Lemus Carlos
Executive Producer and noted historian William Deverell talks about the 1924 Los Angeles Plague Epidemic, the subsequent quarantine and the effects both had on Los Angeles society and especially on ethnic Latinos and other minorities. Originally shot as a presentation trailer for Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles, we felt that the information was so . . . → Read More: VIDEO: William Deverell On The 1924 Los Angeles Plague