Posts in Places of Interest
Gilmore Field & the Hollywood Stars

In one of the most oft-quoted lines of 1989’s Field of Dreams, and possibly one of the most memorable quotes from any baseball movie, author Terence Mann (James Earl Jones) says, “[t]he one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again.”

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Chinatown's Golden Dragon Parade

Since the early days of LA’s Chinatown, the Golden Dragon Parade has remained the main event of New Year celebrations. One 1927 article recalls: "The great, green Chinese dragon which has been hibernating somewhere in the mysterious precincts of Chinatown…

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Initially reading “HOLLYWOODLAND” and emblazoned brightly above the City of Angels, the Hollywood Sign is one of LA’s most recognizable landmarks, and possibly the most famous advertisement in the world. Today, the sign is as synonymous with the television and film industry as Hollywood itself….

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