Oil! A gusher on Long Beach’s Dominguez Oil Field in 1925.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Oil! A gusher on Long Beach’s Dominguez Oil Field in 1925.

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

In 1926, an Oxnard beach got a glitzy new name: “Hollywood-by-the-Sea.”
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

In 1926, an Oxnard beach got a glitzy new name: “Hollywood-by-the-Sea.”

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

A bridle path once ran down the median of Rodeo Drive and Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. 
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A bridle path once ran down the median of Rodeo Drive and Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. 

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1750 map of North America, Asia, and the Pacific by Philippe Buache.
Part of the USC Digital Library’s Sea of Korea Map Collection.

1750 map of North America, Asia, and the Pacific by Philippe Buache.

Part of the USC Digital Library’s Sea of Korea Map Collection.

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.