Underbelly L.A.

Episode 15: The Violent Life of Griffith J. Griffith

2020-12-14T23:07:25-08:00December 14th, 2020|

 Underbelly L.A. · Patriarchy in Action: The Violent Life of Griffith J. Griffith His name is forever associated with largest park, and indeed Griffith Park is one of the jewels of the city even today. But that legacy — and the bronze statue standing at the park’s entrance — belie [...]

Episode 13: The Rattlesnake Killer

2020-12-01T02:30:35-08:00December 1st, 2020|

Underbelly L.A. · The Rattlesnake Killer In August of 1935, Robert S. James committed one of the worst-planned murders in the history of Los Angeles, in the process earning himself the nickname ”the Rattlesnake Killer“ and also revealing a history of previous suspicious deaths. Find out more about Underbelly L.A. on [...]

Episode 11: Hazel Glab, the “Oklahoma Two-Gun Girl”

2020-11-16T20:41:23-08:00November 16th, 2020|

Underbelly L.A. · Hazel Glab, the “Oklahoma Two-Gun Girl” The new season of Underbelly L.A. looks not at the city’s criminal masterminds but at the city’s criminal also-rans, who gained infamy in spite of themselves. And we’re kicking off the new run with the story of Hazel Glab, whose amusingly flawed [...]

Hobo Corner

2020-06-30T08:09:09-08:00February 3rd, 2020|

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, rootless men flooded into Los Angeles, looking for sunshine and, often, a new beginning. Many of them ended up in the downtown district known as Skid Row, and once there, they elicited both hostile and charitable reactions from better-off Angelenos. You could say [...]


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