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Spanish, Deco, Streamline Moderne — Union Station in Los Angeles was opened in 1939 and was designed by the brothers who also served as architects on City Hall, Donald Parkinson and John Parkinson. . .
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A natural amphitheater – 1923 – progress – 1925 – 1927 – Rebuilt, again – 1928 – Twilight at the bowl in the 1930s – note the more pronounced arch – Distinctive – always –
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As you get to be my age, and for those of you who are curious that age is 55, you begin to feel the reach of time. You begin to feel a deep connection to those who have come before, and those who will follow who you have never met, and will never meet in your lifetime. When you see change that elevates the dignity of all, that opens everyone’s eyes to our responsibility for the future, that makes us […]
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President Obama Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal. The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of changing times — a never-ending quest to ensure those words ring true for every single American. Progress on this journey often comes in small increments. Sometimes two steps forward, one step back, compelled by the persistent effort of dedicated citizens. And then sometimes there are days […]
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I’ve been reading the fascinating memoirs of Carmel Snow, and I’ve noticed she does what every good writer does — she takes a core truth and fiddles with the details so they enhance the point like a smile lights up a face. In other words, she lies beautifully and to maximum effect… When the December issue came out…I was summoned to Hearst’s fabulous retreat, “San Simeon,” to discuss Munkacsi’s work and because Munkacsi was also in California I arranged for […]
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