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Celebrate 120 years of the Angels Flight Railway with a commemorative TAP card

The re-opening of Angels Flight® Railway by Labor Day, which was announced last week by Mayor Eric Garcetti, has been decades in the making. It is a testament to the dogged patience and persistence of Windsor Square resident John Welborne, whose role in the effort dates back to 1978, when he conceived the idea of bringing [...]

PERRY MASON AND THE CASE OF THE VIVID, VINTAGE VFX

By CHRIS McGOWAN When HBO decided to reboot the Perry Mason TV series about a formidable criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, it embarked on a nearly total re-imagining of one of the most beloved programs in television history. Based on Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels, the original Perry Masonstarred Raymond Burr in the titular role and ran from 1957-1966, with [...]

The landmark Angels Flight railway is a pivotal set in Perry Mason

The landmark Angels Flight railway is a pivotal set in Perry Mason Perry Mason Reimagines the World of the Legendary Television Lawyer Production designer John P. Goldsmith brought Los Angeles back to 1932 for the HBO courtroom drama starring Matthew Rhys The generation of devoted viewers who watched the weekly courtroom drama Perry Mason in the 1950s [...]

Let’s take a long drive — virtually, of course — from SF to LA

Let’s take a long drive — virtually, of course — from SF to LA Everything is virtual these coronavirus shutdown days. The virtual prom season has passed, and now it’s time for virtual graduation. We’ve dialed into the virtual opening of the yacht season, went to a couple of virtual cocktail parties, joined a virtual trivia contest and offered [...]

Angels Flight: Journey on world’s shortest railway lasts less than a minute!

Angels Flight: Journey on world’s shortest railway lasts less than a minute! Now, this is quite an interesting story. Ever thought of sitting on a train where the journey lasts for just a minute or less? If not then, welcome to the Angels Flight. Situated in Los Angeles, California, this train claims that it's the shortest railway [...]

Trevor’s Travels: Angels Flight Railway® is a short ride into Los Angeles history

Trevor’s Travels: Angels Flight Railway® is a short ride into Los Angeles history It’s perhaps purely coincidence that the first three letters of the word “funicular” spell “fun.” But then, “funeral” also starts with the same three letters, so maybe it doesn’t always work! My first experience with a funicular, a short railway built on a steep [...]

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