| Jul 18, 2010
Henry Clay Frick, J. Pierpont Morgan, Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer in New York; J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, Arabella and Henry E. Huntington in Los Angeles; Andrew W. Mellon in Washington, D.C.; Claribel and Etta Cone in Baltimore. Big names in the...
| Oct 22, 2008
In the spring of 1893, a financial panic hit Wall Street, sending the American economy skidding toward a depression. It also helped reshape the course of architectural history in Southern California, since cloudy career prospects in the Northeast helped...
| Jun 18, 2008
A1991 photograph by John Humble shows Selma Avenue at Vine Street as a jumbled, architecturally constructed Hollywood landscape of office buildings, stores, asphalt and advertising billboards. Dominating the center is Angelyne, the cosmetically...
| May 30, 2009
Long the stepchild of a Eurocentric art world, American art is finding new favor at home as a growing number of institutions showcase work from Colonial times to World War II.
Today, the Huntington in San Marino will join the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
| Apr 11, 2009
There is an edge to hand-cut wood, a sharp line on curves that you can see with your eyes and feel with your fingers. Master craftsman Patrice Pinaquy calls it "crispness." You can witness it in Louis XIV furniture, its fleur-de-lis and sunbursts...
| May 2, 2009
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden's annual L.A. Garden Show will focus on edible gardening. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2 and 3. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3243; www.arboretum.org.
| Feb 6, 2010
It was a Sunday afternoon in 1974 when a black-suited Claretian missionary known as Father Pat walked into the monthly meeting of the Long Beach Cactus Club looking to make a deal.
Turn the sunny dirt patch next to his home at Dominguez Rancho Adobe into...
| Mar 6, 2010
Home Savings of America. Three words of modern democracy: Home (yours), Savings (yours) and America (ours). Together they formed the deceptively simple name of a business here in the Southland that may have issued the mortgage that built your house.
| Feb 27, 2009
Martin Eli Weil, a leading restoration architect and a past president of the Los Angeles Conservancy who was involved in the restoration of landmark structures such as the El Capitan Theatre and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Storer House in the...
| Jan 30, 2009
Elise Mudd Marvin, a founding trustee of Pitzer College who also was a generous donor to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other leading cultural institutions in Southern California, has died. She was 79.
Marvin died Jan. 13 at her home in Pasadena, her...
| Jan 16, 2009
James Thorpe, former director of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens who helped raise the public profile of the institution, turning it into one of Southern California's leading educational and cultural centers, has died. He...