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Lost LA

Shindana Toy Company: Changing the American Doll Industry

The Watts riots (also known as the Watts Rebellion or Uprising) left South Los Angeles in social and economic distress. In its wake, Operation Bootstrap, a non-profit community-based organization was formed, with hopes of facilitating change through community empowerment. This episode explores the lasting impact of one Operation Bootstrap initiative, the Shindana Toy Company.

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Discovering the Universe

Edwin Hubble discovered just how vast the universe truly is.
Season 4 Episode 5
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Paul Revere Williams

Pioneering African-American architect Paul Revere Williams' contributions to Los Angeles.
Season 4 Episode 4
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Bootlegger Tunnels: A Journey Through LA’s Prohibition Lore

Explore the subterranean myths of Prohibition-era Los Angeles.
Season 4 Episode 3
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Three Views of Manzanar: Adams, Lange, Miyatake

Japanese Americans built new lives while detained at concentration camps like Manzanar.
Season 4 Episode 2
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Griffith Park: The Untold History

Visit a Mexican-era adobe within Griffith Park and ride the historic Merry-go-Round.
Season 4 Episode 1
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Fantasyland

Los Angeles has long been the place where you can imagine something.
Season 3 Episode 6
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26:40
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Venice

Venice Beach boasts a rich, multilayered history.
Season 3 Episode 5
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Ghost Towns

This episode explores three California ghost towns: Bodie, Llano Del Rio, and Zzyzx.
Season 3 Episode 4
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Beach Culture

One of California's great international exports has been its beach culture.
Season 3 Episode 3
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Desert Fantasy

California’s deserts have sparked the imaginations of millions of people around the world.
Season 3 Episode 2
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