Have you ever wondering what the area surrounding Dodger Stadium was like prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers moving there? Well, now you can find out on an all-new episode of “Lost L.A.”, which will premier tonight at 8:30 PM on KCET.
In an episode titled “Before The Dodgers”, KCET and USC Libraries will bring to life exactly what the area looked like long before the team arrived on the scene. It’s going to be a wonderful 30-minute production that looks at the land and how it has transformed.
From the KCET website about the episode:
The program looks at an old lithographic view of L.A. as drawn from an Elysian hilltop, the vanished neighborhood of Chavez Ravine, and a massive construction project that reshaped the land into a modern baseball palace.
Based on the promo video for the broadcast, it seems like they’re going to take a look at late nineteenth century Los Angeles, and then take a gander at how the land has changed since then.
The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958, and moved into Dodger Stadium in 1962. Their fingerprint on the surrounding landscape, both the city and the land, has been something of a whirlwind, so seeing how the area has changed over time is going to be a wonderful experience.
If you miss the initial broadcast, they will be replaying the episode several times on KCET for the next couple of days, so don’t feel like you’ll miss out if you don’t catch the premier. If you’d like to learn more information, you can visit their website (KCET) to learn more.
The 90 second ad run to profile the show before the premier was recently put onto YouTube, so be sure to click on it and watch it to understand just how monumental of a project this was, and how everything has changed in such a short period of time.