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Home of the week

June 7, 1908 Above, the home of J. de Barth Shorb (1842-1896) in San Marino, which Henry Huntington has torn down to make way for his cozy little cottage.  True confession: I have been a member of the Huntington for … Continue reading

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Jack Smith on Wry

  "Jack Smith on Wry," on display at the Huntington Library through May 12, 2008, focuses on the life and works of columnist Jack Smith, an institution at The Times from the 1950s to the 1990s. I asked his son … Continue reading

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Smith on Wry

  Photograph by the Los Angeles Times I love this picture of Times reporters Jack Smith and Marvin Miles, in coats and ties, of course, flying a kite. I don’t know the story behind this picture, but I’m sure there … Continue reading

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A blast

The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West is hosting a two-day conference in August on the history of the aerospace industry in Southern California. Speakers will include writers, historians, pioneers in the aerospace industry and military officials. "Rocket Science … Continue reading

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