Sunday, November 24, 2013

Regarding the historical California and Los Angeles clips

As you know I have featured my clips on to YouTube. For a number of reasons I have made a decision to leave You Tube within the near future. What is going to be developed is a website where I'll host the clips. This is being done so that I may control all aspects of production and distribution which will make your viewing experience much more pleasurable. However for the time being I have set up a temporary You Tube channel located at:

Pamela Greyson's LOST LOS ANGELES channel

(To preserve the artistic content a number of clips at the YouTube channel have been placed into unlisted status.)

(Clips from time-to-time will be deleted and reposted because Google/YouTube places ads over them causing the guest to my channel to have to wait 5 seconds before they can view the content. Each time this is done by Google/YouTube the clip shall be removed and reposted.)

Pam :)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Our fair city Los Angeles's history begins as early as 6000 BC, when the Gabrieleño and Chumash peoples occupied the region. Their hunter-gatherer existence ended in the late 18th century with the arrival of Spanish missionaries and pioneers, led by Padre Junípero Serra. Known as El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, the first civilian settlement became a thriving farming community but remained an isolated outpost for decades.
Spain lost it's hold on Mexico in 1821, many of that nation’s citizens came to California to quench their thirst for private land. By the mid-1830s, the missions had been secularized and their land divvied up into free land grants by Mexican governors, thus giving birth to the rancho (cattle ranch) system.
At the time of the Mexican-American War (1846-48), American soldiers encountered some resistance from General Andrés Pico and other Mexican commanders, but eventually LA came under US rule along with the rest of the state of California. The city was incorporated on April 4, 1850.
A series of seminal events caused LA’s population to swell to two million by 1930: the collapse of the Northern part of California Gold Rush in the 1850s, the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in the 1870s, the birth of the citrus industry in the late 1800s, the discovery of oil in 1892, the launch of the port of LA in 1907, the birth of the movie industry in 1908 and the opening of the LA Aqueduct in 1913.
Aside from motion pictures, few industries have had as strong an impact on LA as aviation. During WWI, the Lockheed brothers and Donald Douglas established aircraft manufacturing plants in LA. Two decades later, the aviation industry - helped along by billions of federal dollars for military contracts - helped to lift LA out of the Great Depression. Defense contracts continued to be a driving force behind the city’s economy right until the end of the Cold War in 1990.
The deluge of new residents arriving after WWII shaped LA into the megalopolis of today, with its attendant problems, including suburban sprawl, air pollution and racial strife. Major riots in 1965 and 1992 created an abyss of distrust between the city’s police department and various ethnic groups. A police corruption scandal in the late 1990s did nothing to alleviate tensions, although in 2002 the arrival of a new police chief, William Bratton of New York did. Violent crime has dropped significantly on his watch and, despite isolated incidents of police brutality, he has earned the respect of most ethnic groups.

Pamela Greyson, Los Angeles Historian

Friday, June 28, 2013

THE KINGSLEY COLLECTION has such a wonderful collection to be explored. Once upon approval membership will offer you so many memories. I'm so glad to report that I have a wonderful YouTube channel with many wonderful clips giving so many wonderful memories. The links to these wonderful websites are listed below:


Through membership the collection is available to enjoy.

Hi friends check out my YouTube channel LOST LOS ANGELES which has a variety of so many wonderful memories of Vintage Los angeles from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Who's to say I could be Dantanas Girl, he he :D  My wonderful channel that has given so many memories to so many is located here:
Bob Costello's "Vintage Los Angeles"  at Twitter is a great place to enjoy the continuing memories of vintage Los Angeles Bob has collected a wonderful vision of memories through his friend Ahmed Lateef.  Daily Bob has made his page a collection of history of Los Angeles but including current events and news stories. Here is the link:
Art Sparks's "Los Angeles Hidden History" at Facebook. Art Sparks has created a wonderful Facdebook group in addition to both a Youtube and Twitter page where many wonderful memories of Los Angeles are provided for all to enjoy. Through Art Sparks kindness he has brought together a group of people that have built a wonderful collection of Los Angeles memories. Here is the link:
Welcome dear friends. There are wonderful websites concerning the history of Los Angeles. they are as follows.

Ken McIntyre's "Photos of Los Angeles" at Facebook is Vintage Los Angeles  Attorney Ken McIntyre has created a wonderful Facdebook group where many wonderful memories of Los Angeles are provided for all to enjoy. Through Ken McIntyre's kindness he has brought together a group of people that have built a wonderful collection of Los Angeles memories.  Not to forget the fun activities the group engages in outside of Facebook. Here is the link: