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Broadcast veteran and native Angeleno Laura Craven hosts this insider’s guide to the unique architecture of Los Angeles. With over a decade’s experience at a Malibu-based premier architecture firm, Laura knows the insiders who are dedicated to the preservation of Southern California’s rich architectural history. Guests include architects, designers, architectural photographers, engineers and conservationists.

 

LOST ANGELES connects you to the stories and the community of people behind LA’s mid-century modern masterpieces, 1920’s Spanish Revivial properties, Art Deco treasures, retro-futuristic renovation projects and every other style unique to the city’s landscape. Stay tuned for all new monthly episodes!

LOST ANGELES with Host Laura Craven JASONCHARLES.NET PODCAST NETWORK

    • Arts
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Broadcast veteran and native Angeleno Laura Craven hosts this insider’s guide to the unique architecture of Los Angeles. With over a decade’s experience at a Malibu-based premier architecture firm, Laura knows the insiders who are dedicated to the preservation of Southern California’s rich architectural history. Guests include architects, designers, architectural photographers, engineers and conservationists.

 

LOST ANGELES connects you to the stories and the community of people behind LA’s mid-century modern masterpieces, 1920’s Spanish Revivial properties, Art Deco treasures, retro-futuristic renovation projects and every other style unique to the city’s landscape. Stay tuned for all new monthly episodes!

    LOST ANGELES Episode 12 Guest Matt Severson of THE MARGARET HERRICK LIBRARY

    LOST ANGELES Episode 12 Guest Matt Severson of THE MARGARET HERRICK LIBRARY

    LOST ANGELES Episode 12 features a fascinating conversation with special guest MATT SEVERSON, Director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ MARGARET HERRICK LIBRARY.  LOST ANGELES host Laura Craven sits down for an exclusive interview at this world-renowned, non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and an industry.  Established in 1928 and now located in Beverly Hills, the library is open to the public and used year-round by students, scholars, historians and industry professionals.  Matt and Laura get into the library's massive collection, including original scripts, drawings, sketches, interviews, objects, papers, documents and more from Hollywood’s most legendary studios, films and filmmakers.  Matt also talks about how he landed his dream job there and the films that inspired him to become a reference historian for this esteemed organization.  Check out www.oscars.org/library for more information.

    Included at the end of the episode is an exclusive piece of audio from the library’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers collection, Francois Truffaut’s interview with Hitchcock, originally recorded for the classic film book Hitchcock/Truffaut.  In this segment, the two directors (and their french/english translator!) discuss some important details about “Rear Window.”  Special thanks to Matt and the Margaret Herrick Library/AMPAS for the use of this fascinating piece of film history!

    For an exclusive site-only "extra" go to the LOST ANGELES page on the jasoncharles.net Podcast Network Arts & Culture Channel to hear another excerpt from "Hitchcock/Truffaut" about "The Birds," courtesy of the Alfred Hitchcock Papers, Margaret Herrick Library/AMPAS.

     

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    • 50 min
    LOST ANGELES Episode 11 Special Guest NED DOHENY

    LOST ANGELES Episode 11 Special Guest NED DOHENY

    LOST ANGELES Episode 11 features an exclusive interview with legendary L.A. songwriter/musician NED DOHENY, a true original and important part of LA’s music history and one of the most respected artists to come out of the Hollywood Hills scene of the 1970s, not to mention a member of one of the city’s most recognizable family names.  Recorded in a studio overlooking PCH, Ned and LOST ANGELES Host Laura Craven talk about being longtime residents of Malibu, the mysteries of Paradise Cove, a lifetime of surfing, the hidden spots and changing face of the historic area, and of course life in the Laurel Canyon days and music!  Ned Doheny has written for, played on and sang with hundreds of LA’s biggest legendary artists, including Glen Frey, David Foster, Linda Ronstadt, JD Souther, Warren Zevon and so many more…his songs have been recorded by Chaka Khan, David Cassidy, Tata Vega and the Average White Band, among others.

    Check out the amazing vinyl reissues of Ned’s historic catalogue of music at Be With Records and The Numero Group and listen anytime on all streaming platforms.

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    • 37 min
    LOST ANGELES Episode 10 Virginia Robinson Gardens Part 2

    LOST ANGELES Episode 10 Virginia Robinson Gardens Part 2

    LOST ANGELES Episode 10 features the second part of Host Laura Craven’s conversation with TIM LINDSAY, the superintendent of the VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS, the unique historic estate in Beverly Hills.  Tim talks more about the legacy of Virginia Robinson, her life at the estate, the philanthropic programs she started that continue to benefit the community to this day, and her connections to the cultural and political world of LA through the mid to late 20th Century.  They also talk about more about the flora and fauna of the property and how the Robinson estate became an important destination for botanists, zoologists and historians from all over the world.  As their mission statement says, "The purpose of the Virginia Robinson Gardens is to preserve and promote this historically significant first estate of Beverly Hills for the education and enjoyment of the general public.”  Get a rare glimpse behind the scenes at this fascinating hidden gem of Los Angeles.

    For more information about Tim Lindsay and THE VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS go to www.robinsongardens.org

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    • 21 min
    LOST ANGELES Episode 9 Virginia Robinson Gardens Part 1

    LOST ANGELES Episode 9 Virginia Robinson Gardens Part 1

    LOST ANGELES Episode 9 features the first of a two-part conversation between Host Laura Craven and special guest TIM LINDSAY, the superintendent of the VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS, the unique historic landmark estate and exotic paradise in Beverly Hills.  This hidden gem “house museum,” built in 1911, was the first luxury estate in Beverly Hills and it remains an important part of the cultural and ecological history of Los Angeles.  Tim Lindsay is a fountain of historical, architectural and horticultural knowledge and he has taken care of this entire six-acre property for over 20 years.  On part 1, Laura and Tim talk about Virginia Robinson and the Robinson family, the various types of gardens around the estate, and the interior furnishings of the house itself, left intact and preserved since it became a public museum in 1977.

    For reservations and more information about The Virginia Robinson Gardens, go to www.robinsongardens.org

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    • 36 min
    LOST ANGELES Episode 3 The Olympic Auditorium Part One

    LOST ANGELES Episode 3 The Olympic Auditorium Part One

    Host Laura Craven sits down with "18th & Grand" director/producer STEVE DEBRO to discuss his documentary about the historic Olympic Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles.  On Part One of this two-part conversation, Steve talks about the first fifty years of the legendary space, including the unique construction and development of the arena, the changing ownership over the first decades, and how it became the boxing capital of the USA.

    18th & Grand: The Olympic Auditorium Story is a feature documentary exploring  the turbulent history of Los Angeles through the story of the Olympic—a 10,000-seat fight palace—and the remarkable woman who ran it.

    For more information about Steve Debro and the forthcoming documentary "18th & Grand," go to 18thandgrand.com

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    • 25 min
    LOST ANGELES Episode 4 The Olympic Auditorium Part Two

    LOST ANGELES Episode 4 The Olympic Auditorium Part Two

    On Part Two of The Olympic Auditorium interview, Host Laura Craven continues her conversation with Guest STEVE DEBRO, producer/director of the upcoming documentary “18th & Grand.”  They discuss the LA landmark's changes from the sixties to now, including its status as an entertainment industry mecca, film location for "Raging Bull" and other famous boxing films, the roller derby and wrestling eras, and legendary punk and hardcore shows in the 80s.  You will have to listen to find out the current status of the Olympic...still standing and in use at 18th & Grand in downtown Los Angeles.


    18th & Grand: The Olympic Auditorium Story is a feature documentary exploring  the turbulent history of Los Angeles through the story of the Olympic—a 10,000-seat fight palace—and the remarkable woman who ran it.

    For more information about Steve Debro and "18th & Grand," go to www.18thandgrand.com

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    • 20 min

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I do love LA

This is so fun to listen to after living in LA for a time. I imagine the spaces and the awe I felt when seeing places for the first.

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