History

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

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Thu, 10/08/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

V is for Vice: Eight Decades of Sin & Scandal, from the Sunset Strip to Beverly Hills

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Join us in the Cal State Los Angeles teaching crime lab for an afternoon’s inquiry into the history and practice of forensic science in Los Angeles, in support of new research coming out of the Criminalistics Department. 

Touring the Watts '65 Riots, a personally narrated bus tour

On Sunday, August 23rd at 11 a.m., the Mayme Clayton Library & Museum, in association with the Watts Towers Arts Center, will present a bus tour of Watts, stopping at sites meaningful to the Watts Riots of 1965. Led by Mayme Clayton Library and Museum board member and Watts native, Mr. Lindsay Hughes, the one-hour tour is a personal journey through the events that occurred in this area on August 15, 1965.

Watts Riots @ 50: "More Than A Riot: The Joyce Ann Gaines Story" film screening

August 15, 2015 2 PM Film Screening: "More Than A Riot: The Joyce Ann Gaines Story"
Film Screening and panel discussion with the filmmakers and Ms. Gaines, led by King Carter, MCLM Board Member

The Birth of Noir: James M. Cain’s Southern California Nightmare tour

Southern California 1931: Amongst the burgeoning urban sprawl built atop bulldozed orange groves and the bitter realization that you can’t eat the sunshine, recent emigré James M.

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice tour

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost.

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