Huntington Library > California Revealed from Huntington Library > Charles Ducommun Interview

Moving Image / Charles Ducommun Interview

Have a question about this item?

Item Information. View source record on contributor's website.

Charles Ducommun Interview
KCET (Television station: Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ducommen, Charles
Ducommen, Charles
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
California Revealed from Huntington Library
Rights Information
Copyrighted. Rights are owned by KCET Public Television. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Rights Holder and Contact
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Raw footage from a show titled "Los Angeles History Project" that aired on KCET in Los Angeles, from 1988 through 1990. Each of the three seasons consisted of four episodes. Charles Ducommun, 75, is a third generation descendent of one of L. A.’s first century families. The family business, Ducommun Incorporated, which began as a jewelry and hardware store during the Gold Rush, has continued to grow and prosper, most recently under the leadership of Charles Ducommun as President and Chairman of the Board. Of all the trade names in the Los Angeles Directory of 1849, only “Ducommun” survives. The development of the business corresponds directly with the historical, political and social influences of the city over the last 100 years. Charles Ducommun has continually been active in civic affairs and brings a first-hand account of many of the important landmark decisions affecting the city, including the arrival of the Dodgers and the development of the Music Center. (Bio notes taken directly from transcription provided by KCET).
On original container: (1987-11-25) 1987-12-09
moving image
5 Tapes of 5
csmha_000119_t01; csmha_000119_t02; csmha_000119_t03; csmha_000119_t04; csmha_000119_t05
KCET uncat
Los Angeles History Project
The Huntington Library
California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Explore related content on Calisphere: