1939 panoramic view of the Cahuenga Pass. That’s Universal Studios on the left, with Burbank behind it in the distance.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1939 panoramic view of the Cahuenga Pass. That’s Universal Studios on the left, with Burbank behind it in the distance.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

In 1910, Joseph Fawkes built an experimental, propeller-driven monorail in Burbank. Discover the full story with L.A. as Subject’s latest post to Los Angeles magazine’s City Think blog.

In 1910, Joseph Fawkes built an experimental, propeller-driven monorail in Burbank. Discover the full story with L.A. as Subject’s latest post to Los Angeles magazine’s City Think blog.

Air traffic control radar display at the Burbank Airport, 1937

Air traffic control radar display at the Burbank Airport, 1937

1938 aerial view of a swollen Los Angeles River flowing past the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank

1938 aerial view of a swollen Los Angeles River flowing past the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank

Flames engulf the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank on this day in 1952. See the USC Digital Library for more views of the fire.

Flames engulf the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank on this day in 1952. See the USC Digital Library for more views of the fire.