KCET Video Series Debuts May 30

On Thursday, May 30, a new web video series showcasing L.A. as Subject member collections and the archivists, librarians, and experts who care for them debuts on KCET.org.

Through photographs, maps, films, and other resources from L.A. as Subject member collections, Incline L.A. tells the story of incline railways from Southern California's past, from Angels Flight to Catalina Island. Among those sharing their expertise are Christina Rice, senior librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library; Morgan Yates, archivist at the Automobile Club of Southern California; Richard Schave, co-founder of Esotouric; and John Boraggina, curator of the Catalina Island Museum.

The first episode, about the funiculars of downtown Los Angeles, debuts Thursday, May 30. Other episodes looking at incline railways on Mt. Washington, the San Gabriel Mountains, and Catalina Island will follow in the coming weeks.

Produced by KCET and the USC Libraries, the four-part series is an extension of L.A. as Subject's existing partnership with KCET. By featuring member collections and experts, the series highlights L.A. as Subject's role in preserving and telling the sometimes hidden histories of the Los Angeles region.

Tune in to KCET.org on Thursday afternoon to see the first installment. In the meantime, enjoy the preview below.

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