Discover the history of Angels Flight and its long-lost downtown L.A. cousin, Court Flight in episode one of Incline L.A., a new video series we co-produced with KCET.

Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, circa 1900. Then named Eastlake Park, the fifty-acre site occupied the former bed of the Arroyo de las Pasas. More on the park’s early history in L.A. as Subject’s latest KCET contribution.
(Photo part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library)

Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, circa 1900. Then named Eastlake Park, the fifty-acre site occupied the former bed of the Arroyo de las Pasas. More on the park’s early history in L.A. as Subject’s latest KCET contribution.

(Photo part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library)

Aerial view of the intersection of First Street, Second Street, and Glendale Boulevard, as seen from the Goodyear blimp in 1936.
Part of the Automobile Club of Southern California Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Aerial view of the intersection of First Street, Second Street, and Glendale Boulevard, as seen from the Goodyear blimp in 1936.

Part of the Automobile Club of Southern California Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Possible makeshift Olympics for young fans, 1932. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Possible makeshift Olympics for young fans, 1932. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

More Olympic rowing in Long Beach, 1932. The oil derricks don’t quite outnumber the well-dressed spectators. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

More Olympic rowing in Long Beach, 1932. The oil derricks don’t quite outnumber the well-dressed spectators. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.