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You know Angels Flight. But what about L.A.’s other funicular railways?

The landmark Angels Flight railway is a pivotal set in Perry Mason By PATT MORRISON You may just be getting home from one hideous slog of a commute, so I don’t need to tell you that Los Angeles is one [...]

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 [...]

Five Places Where the ‘City of Angels’ Lives Up To Its Name

Five Places Where the 'City of Angels' Lives Up To Its Name If you’re tired of all the tales of the dark side of Los Angeles — the vice squads, murder mysteries, and noir films whose horrors were ripped from the headlines — don’t worry. There is a silver lining to the dark clouds of big city [...]

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 [...]

25 Unique LA Historic-Cultural Monuments You Must See

25 Unique LA Historic-Cultural Monuments You Must See Since the 1800s, the city of Los Angeles has had a rich history. From being the central hub for the film and media industry, to the city that brews with different cultures and ideas, nearly 4 million people call LA home for a reason. As proof of its history, [...]

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 [...]

The decades-long effort to save Los Angeles’ iconic railway, Angels Flight®

The decades-long effort to save Los Angeles' iconic railway, Angels Flight® It's known as the "World's Shortest Railway," and it's reopening to the public Thursday in Los Angeles. The train, known as Angels Flight®, has carried people on and off for much of the past 116 years, traveling about 300 feet on a 33 percent grade in [...]

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