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7 Tours Unique to Los Angeles
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What To Do in Southern California
by Alyssa Schwartz One of the best ways to travel back to those golden days of Charlie Chaplin and Errol
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Architecture Is The Rising Star In Downtown Los Angeles
by Scott Smith “Los Angeles has the most diverse architecture of any American city because people from all over the
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Postcard from LA: Johnny Depp rubs shoulders with a once-faded old dame
By Lindy Percival Massino points out evidence of this urban renewal during a five-hour tour run by the Peninsula Hotel
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Hollywood’s Adventure In Architecture
By Steven S. Smith Architectural historian and author Laura Massino of Architecture Tours L.A. www.ArchitectureToursLA.com (323/464-7868) is working hard to
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When in Los Angeles…
By Judy Colbert Laura Massino will lead you in a choice of six architectural tours of the city ranging from
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Silver Lake tour shows off LA’s bricolage of architectural styles
by Simmone Howell Our guide and driver is Laura Massino Smith, an art historian and ex-New Yorker who fell in
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The Fresh Face of Downtown L.A.
By Rachel Will Photographs by Jessica Sample THE NEXT DAY I meet Laura Massino Smith for an architecture tour of
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Destination Modernism
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Los Angeles: a guide for art lovers
  By Louise Levene The excellent Architecture Tours LA, run by the art historian Laura Massino, offers a crash course
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A New Way to See L.A.
by Jim Skeen Los Angeles is a city of many very distinct neighborhoods. One way to get a very close
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The City Through an Architect’s Eyes: Architecture Tours L.A.
Blog Entry Buildings stand as a city’s silent storytellers. They personify influences, cultural movements and history written across their facades.
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Dates With My Wife Blog
Blog Entry This week we explore Hancock Park, rock out in Eagle Rock, do Shakespeare – Native American style, and
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Klassiker der Moderne bewahrt
by Susanne L. Born Laura Massino Smith parkt vor dem Eames House mit den mächtigen Eukalyptusbäumen, deren fragile Äste die
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Architecture en Californie
by Nicolas Berube L’édifice le plus frappant du quartier Venice à L.A. est sans aucun doute le Binoculars Building. Construit
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l.a. confidential
Los Angeles is home to some of the most exciting architecture in the world-from Greene to Gehry. And one of
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Touring Silver Lake’s Mid-Century Modern Gems
Blog Entry I am always on the lookout for new ways to see Los Angeles and learn about its rich
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Classic L.A. to Z: A is for ARCHITECTURE
Modernist: Architecture Tours L.A. includes the Buck House on one of its seven excursions. Its most popular explores Silver Lake
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Destinations: Modernist USA
by Chris Osborne A perfect way to see Neutra houses and other mid-century modern architecture is with Architecture Tours LA,
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LA Times
Words Carli Philips Once reowned for only one kind of star power,the City of Angels is revealing itself to also
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Take Your Seats, PLEASE!
by James Morel Case Studying: Of the seven excellent tours architectural historian Laura Massino offers, we’re most enamored with the
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Southern California Close-Ups: There’s a name for it:fun
By Christoper Reynolds (Record edition).Los Angeles, Calif.: Mar 20, 2011. abstract Venture into the park, or nearby Elysian Park, or
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A ‘tour’ on the town
Laura Massino ’95 MA holds a key to Los Angeles’ past. Continually driving from Silver Lake to the Hollywood Hills,
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Architecture Tours L.A. Highlights Unknown Gems of Los Angeles
by Edwin Folven Many tour companies offer sightseeing excursions to movie stars’ homes and Hollywood landmarks, but one local tour
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The Flip Side of LA
by Jan Rowe Los Angeles, for Australians is usually a destination to see icons of Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood and
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Roman around LA
by Aaron Peasley LOS ANGELES IS A TOWN FOND of a comeback. When the art collection of eccentric billionaire J
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Living on a Terrace in L.A.
Spring/Summer 2006 – pg. 67, 68, 69, 79, 85  
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Unsung treasures of Los Angeles
by Eric Noland, Travel Editor The El Rey Theatre preened gloriously in pink, yellow, green, blue and red. A Buddha
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City of Angels
By Matthew Brace CHICAGO may be considered the spiritual home of American architecture, but Los Angeles is its playground. Dazzled
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carnet de voyage
pg. 80, 81, 82, 85, 86 Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Charles et Ray Eames: les grands noms de l’architecture
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Fun by Design
In Architecture Tours L.A. Guidebook: Hancock Park/Miracle Mile (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005, $9.95), the latest in a series that also
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L.A. spot builds global base
by Mary Houlihan The Los Angeles neighborhood known as Silver Lake is filled with rolling hills, winding streets, a cutting-edge
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Architecture Through the Eyes of History
BEVERLY HILLS FORUM PRESENTS LAURA MASSINO Architectural Historian In a Presentation Entitled “ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF HISTORY” Monday, December
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BUZZCUTS
She’s already covered Silver Lake, Hollywood and downtown, and now Laura Massino Smith is adding Hancock Park and Beverly Hills/West
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L.A.’s Bright Lights
by Matthew Jaffe A rainy Sunday in Paris would seem an unlikely place to begin a story about Los Angeles,
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Greatest Hits Maps
When driving from point A to point B on city streets, it’s easy to miss what’s in between. But let
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Design of the Times
Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, and Richard Neutra are all known for their LA star homes (architectural design, that is)
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L.A’s invisible builder
If you want to see where Hollywood’s stars live, this isn’t the tour for you. But if you’re interested in
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CSULA alumna takes her degree to Los Angeles streets
California State University, Los Angeles – Vol 173, No. 34 By Amy Flaa The rumble of a V8 engine is
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Planning an Adventure in L.A?
Architecture Tours L.A. hosts privately guided driving tours, conducted by an architectural historian, of Silver Lake and other areas. Visit
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See L.A. the Cadillac Way
TIRED OF THOSE OVERHYPED TOURS of celebs’ Los Angeles mansions? Architectural historian Laura Massino has a fresh new way of
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For Building Buffs
If you want to see where Hollywood’s stars live, this isn’t the tour for you. But if you’re interested in
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L.A. Story
ARCHITECTURE TOURS L.A. 323.464.7868 The work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, and Rudolf Schindler never looked so good as
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Tour de Force – Architecture Tours L.A. is No Crash Course
Story and photos by Nikki Pedersen Out of a Brentwood hillside, at 449 Skyewiay Road, cantilevers a Lloyd Wright masterpiece
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Graduating Class of 1986
1986 Laura Massino, Interior Design, runs Architecture Tours L.A., for which she gives tours of Los Angeles in a vintage
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L.A. rivista in Cadillac
Alla scoperta delle chicche architettoniche di Los Angeles con un tour molto particolare, ideato e organizzato da Laura Massino che
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Cruisin’ L.A.
It’s architects, not movie actors, who are the stars of Architecture Tours L.A.. In the plush comfort of a ’62
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Houses in Motion
by Ginny Chien Copyright, The Times Mirror Company; Los Angeles Times 2001 Allrights reserved) You won’t see Brad and Jennifer’s
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Cadillac noir and L.A. architectural
Abstract(Article Summary) Copyright USA Today Information Network Jun 22, 2001 Nobody walks in L.A., so you may as well ride
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