LOST LA brings Southern California history to life by marrying archival materials from the L.A. as Subject research alliance with innovative forms of documentary storytelling. Hosted by public historian Nathan Masters of USC Libraries, each episode of LOST LA brings the primary sources of Los Angeles history to the screen in surprising new ways. Much of L.A.'s past is lost to history - but through the region's archives we can rediscover a forgotten L.A. that preceded the arrival of Anglo settlers and learn how it transformed so quickly into a sprawling, culturally diverse metropolis.
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Many people see L.A. as a city of the future. A place without a past. A freeway metropolis that sprang up fully formed in the 20th century. But the roots of Southern California history run deep. People have called this land home for thousands of years and their stories give us a richer understanding of where we are now, and where we're headed in the decades to come. So, let's look back and uncover some of these forgotten stories in the archives. LOST L.A. explores Southern California history by...