Despite news of shipwrecks along California’s dangerous coastline, a burgeoning maritime trade came to what would become the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The shipping complex became the nation’s busiest, in part because of the bright navigation lights that enabled reliable access for early vessels. In 1874, sister lighthouses Point Fermin and Point Hueneme were lit on the same day, followed by the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse in 1913. Nicknamed the “Hollywood Lighthouse” for its frequent use in movies, in 1926, Point Vicente was established to light the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Today, they are joined by the Anacapa Island Light Station, Long Beach Light and the private aid to navigation, Lions Lighthouse for Sight. Together with the U.S. Coast Guard, these historic beacons continue to illuminate and protect the coast of Greater Los Angeles. Join author Rose Castro-Bran as she explores their storied history.
Imagine an educational television series featuring America's greatest jazz artists in performance, airing every week from 1956 to 1958 on KABC, Los Angeles. Stars of Jazz was hosted by Bobby Troup, the songwriter, pianist and vocalist. Each show provided information about the performance that heightened viewers' appreciation. The series garnered praise from critics and numerous awards including an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. A landmark series visually, too, it presented many television firsts including experimental films by designers Charles and Ray Eames. All 130 shows were filmed as kinescopes. Surviving films were donated to the UCLA Film & Television Archive, where 16 shows have been restored; 29 additional shows are in the collection. The remaining 85 kinescopes were long ago discarded. This first full documentation of Stars of Jazz identifies every musician, vocalist, and guest who appeared on the series and lists every song performed on the series along with composer and lyricist credits. More than 100 photographs include images from many of the lost episodes.
Lighthouses are increasingly endangered by modernization and abandonment. Simple steel skeletons are replacing the picturesque, conical towers, squat screwpiles and Cape Cod styles so much a part of America's maritime history. This traveler's guide to more than 300 of the nation's most significant lighthouses and lightships includes an introductory look at the evolution of lighthouse technology and how these obsolete but beloved structures can be rescued.
'I am making up "To the Lighthouse" - the sea is to be heard all through it' Inspired by the lost bliss of her childhood summers in Cornwall, Virginia Woolf produced one of the masterworks of English literature in To the Lighthouse. It concerns the Ramsay family and their summer guests on the Isle of Skye before and after the First World War. As children play and adults paint, talk, muse and explore, relationships shift and mutate. A captivating fusion of elegy, autobiography, socio-political critique and visionary thrust, it is the most accomplished of all Woolf's novels. On completing it, she thought she had exorcised the ghosts of her imposing parents, but she had also brought form to a book every bit as vivid and intense as the work of Lily Briscoe, the indomitable artist at the centre of the novel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
A comprehensive reference book on the nation's most populous state provides, in three thousand entries, information on cities, counties, missions, flora and fauna, architecture, climate, industries, historical periods and events, and other topics
Plan the ultimate trip to the vast and varied landscape of the United States with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide USA. Submerge yourself in American history at New York's Ellis Island, devour delicious Creole cuisine in New Orleans, go hiking in Yosemite National Park, or revel in a Route 66 road trip. Whatever's on your stateside bucket list, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide USA has it covered. A wealth of inspiring ideas enables you to devise your own itinerary and plan the best places to visit in the USA, including its spectacular national parks and cosmopolitan cities. Sights are showcased with fantastic photography, illustrations and detailed descriptions, while reviews of hotels, restaurants and shops, plus comprehensive travel information and over 100 detailed maps, will all help you plan a memorable trip. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide USA covers: New York City, New York State, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New England, Boston, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Miami, The Gold & Treasure Coasts, Orlando & The Space Coast, The Panhandle, The Gulf Coast, The Everglades & The Keys, The Deep South, New Orleans, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, The great Lakes, Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, The Great Plains, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, The Southwest, Las Vegas, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, The Rockies, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, The Pacific Northwest, Washington, Oregon, California, Los Angeles, San Diego, The Deserts, Central Coast, San Francisco, The Wine Country, Northern California, The Gold Country, The High Sierras, Alaska and Hawai'i.