Los Angeles: Hollywood, palm trees and urban oil fields
30 November 2019 | 2:20 pm
For most outsiders, Los Angeles is all about Hollywood, palm trees and sunny skies. But the huge metropolis that is home to nearly four million people is also the largest urban oil field in the country. Hundreds of active oil wells sit in densely populated and mostly low-income neighbourhoods of the county, butting up against schools, homes, parks, shopping malls or cemeteries.
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2 Jul 2020
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news including "Capital in the 21st Century," the La Rochelle Film festival, a tribute to Gone With the Wind actress Olivia de Havilland for her 104th birthday and the re-release of ten 1930s movies from Hollywood’s racy days.
27 Jul 2020
Golden age Hollywood star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104, her agent said. She starred in "Gone with the Wind" and was a two-time Oscar winner.
7 Jan 2021
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12 Jan 2021
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27 Jan 2021
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1 Mar 2021
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14 Mar 2021
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