DOWNLOAD EPISODE (CLICK HERE): Right click, click “Save As” or “Save Link As”.
VENICE BEACH, CA! Rollerblades, neon pink one-piece bikinis, muscles lifting weights, a guy with a mohawk, we’ve all seen the first-time-to-California montage, but we keep the muscles at home and put on heavy coats over our bikinis.
In this episode, we discuss the history and systematic dismantling of the imaginative European dream that Abbot Kinney had seen for his swamp marsh. We discuss the coin toss that separated Ocean Park and Venice, the creation of the Venice Canals, Striking Oil, The Amusements and consistent tragedies of the piers, the Oakwood block, the Depression, and Baby Banks versus Infant Incubators, where will you take YOUR business.
Many thanks for this episode go to:
Jeffrey Stanton and all his works on Venice
Venice of America
LAPL photo collection
My California-themed podcast is up to our 9th episode now, and this is one of our best