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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
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