Los(t) Angeles

Los(t) Angeles: Selig Jungle-Zoo

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Selig Zoo

The Selig Jungle-Zoo evolved from one of Los Angeles’ first motion picture studios.     In 1909,  film pioneer William Nicholas Selig relocated his motion picture company, the Selig Polyscope Film Company, from Chicago to Southern California. He chose a property in Edendale, California, just outside of Los Angeles. By this time, the film pioneer had […]


Los Angeles – Eastlake Park photos (1900-1911)

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Eastlake Park 1908

In 1881, the City of Los Angeles created a local attraction called East Los Angeles Park. In 1901, it became Eastlake Park before the name changed a third time to Lincoln Park in 1917.  The park’s address is 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.   The lake’s stepping stones, c. 1904.   The Eastlake Park railway, circa 1905.     […]