Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood

Monday, November 1st marks the premier of a new documentary on Turner Classic Movies called Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood. While I have not seen this seven part series myself, writer and producer Jon Wilkman is a highly regarded LA … [Continue reading]

A History Lover’s Paradise

Exploring the 5th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar I spent this past Saturday at the 5th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, which was sponsored by LA as SUBJECT and held in the Doheny Library on the USC campus. While the event was free and open … [Continue reading]

Charlie Haden’s LA Dreams

I am very excited to share the first post for Curating Los Angeles written by Andrew Gilbert. Andy is my brother and a prolific freelance writer whose primary focus is Jazz. You can find his articles in the Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, … [Continue reading]


I have always admired the ease with which the people of Los Angeles embrace change and look to the future. And yet, I know this attribute has led to much destruction of what came before, the obliteration of our past and at times, the elimination of … [Continue reading]

L.A. Requiem Book Review

I recently finished reading L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais, the eighth book in his Elvis Cole crime novel series. The title caught my eye as I browsed a local bookstore looking for something to read on my summer vacation. Based on the jacket copy and … [Continue reading]

Botanical Gardens at UCLA

If you love gardens as I do, then the Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden (“the garden”) is a special one to visit. Tucked away in the southeast corner of the UCLA campus, it is seven acres of frost-free terrain that supports approximately 5000 species … [Continue reading]

Los Angeles Odyssey

My name is Jim Gilbert and I publish this blog. A native Angeleno, I grew up in West Los Angeles, went to college in the Bay Area, grad school in LA and spent quite a few years living and working in Boston and Silicon Valley before moving back to … [Continue reading]