Jimmy Pruett: Boogie Woogie – 1959

Born in 1925, Jimmy Pruett, a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California, grew up blind. In his youth, he learned

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Skeets McDonald & Joe Maphis: Mona Lisa – 1959

From a live broadcast in 1959 on KTTV in Los Angeles, Skeets McDonald and Joe Maphis perform a countrified version

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Charlie Williams: Long Black Veil – 1959

In this clip, Charlie Williams, backed up by Joe Maphis, performs a solid rendition of Long Black Veil, made famous by

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Newsreel: Griffith Park Fire Disaster Protest – 1933

A newsreel marking the protest over the Griffith Park fire disaster of 1933, where 29 workers were killed while widening

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Amos Milburn: Bad Bad Whiskey – 1955

Originally from Texas, Amos Milburn moved to Los Angeles and soon became a fixture in the Central Avenue music scenes

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The Terrible Truth – 1950’s

In this Cold War era anti-drug film, the point is, if you smoke marijuana, you are destined to become a

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The (Watts) Towers – 1957

A color documentary which examines the creation of the Watts Towers and the Italian immigrant and visionary Sabato Rodia who

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Olvera Street: A Street of Memory – 1937

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California the Golden – 1930

If you were taking a sea cruise from the Eastern Seaboard to the West Coast via the Panama Canal, this

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