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Albert Frey The Architect 🔎

Albert Frey (/ˈfreɪ/ FRAY; October 18, 1903 – November 14, 1998) was a Swiss-born architect who established a style of modernist architecture centered on Palm Springs, California, United States, that came to be known as "desert modernism".[...

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The Beverly Hills Speedway

The Beverly Hills Speedway (also called the Los Angeles Speedway) was a 1.25-mile (2.01 km) wooden board track for automobile racing in Beverly Hills, California. It was built in 1919 on 275 acres (1.11 km2) of land that includes the site of to...

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The Community Feud Over Beverly Hills’ Trees

The Original Article <<>> https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/community-feud-beverly-hills-trees-1299891 Jeffrey Katzenberg is among the opponents of a City Council vote to remove 1,200 trees, citing fire safe...

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A Los Angeles Primer: Century City

Colin Marshall August 6, 2013 https://www.kcet.org/history-society/a-los-angeles-primer-century-city   "We're gonna live in Century City," sings Tom Petty on his and the Heartbreakers' 1979 song named after the place. "G...

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Cliff May

(Original Article https://www.laconservancy.org/architects/cliff-may) Cliff May with daughter. Maynard L. Parker, photographer. Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. “A house doesn’t have to look modern to be mod...

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Some History!

At the southern edge of Century City, a small community of office buildings, bungalows and sound stages comprise the present day 20th Century Fox Studios. Before William Fox built his studio here in 1928, the 176-acre site that would one day...

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