West Adams is a historic neighborhood in the South Los Angeles region of Los Angeles, California. The area is known for its large number of historic buildings, structures and notable houses and mansions throughout Los Angeles. It is a youthful, densely populated area with a high percentage of African American and Latino residents.
Historic West Adams is a residential and commercial region along the route of the Rosa Parks Freeway, paralleling the east-west Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. With variously described boundaries, the area was an exclusive residential district In the late 19th and early 20th centuries for many wealthy and influential people.
Pages in category "West Adams, Los Angeles". The following 33 pages are in this category, out of 33 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ( learn more ). Historic West Adams.
- University Park Isn't Located in West Adams Using Traditional Boundaries
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- There Are Two West Adamses
To claim that USC is in West Adams is misleading and inconsistent with local traditon. If you read these articles , it becomes pretty clear that West Adams is considered to be the neighborhood north of USC. The latter article, from the New York Times, identifies Jefferson Blvd as West Adams' southern boundary, which would place USC outside of West Adams. I appreciate that a USC supporter would want the school to be affiliated with West Adams, but, as someone who has lived here for almost 30 years, it appears to be a seriously doubtful claim. Until someone can come up with a good source to refute this, I am going to remove West Adams as University Park's (and USC's) district affiliation.--Truthiness17:10, 20 December 2006 (UTC) Your point is valid. However, even if USC isn't actually located in West Adams, what USC does has a huge effect on West Adams (most of USC related expansion is slated for the areas north of campus, owing to Exposition Park's location to the south), and while w...
There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot19:45, 24 April 2010 (UTC) 1. This had to do with naming of neighborhoods like Sunland, Los Angeles, and the discussion has now been closed. Yours, GeorgeLouis (talk) 05:48, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
Why is the listing for Felix Chevrolet divided into two separate links that direct to Felix the Cat and Chevrolet cars? 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:53, 30 October 2012 (UTC) 1. It's because some editor decided that would be helpful to the reader. Maybe it isn't. If you disagree, you could just delete the brackets and those articles won't be linked any more. But explain why you are unlinking in the Edit Summary. GeorgeLouis (talk) 04:18, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
There has been a tag seeking sources for all this information since 2008. Please, can we have the citations in place by June 12, 2013, lest the info be challenged and removed? Thank you. GeorgeLouis (talk) 04:02, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
This article mixes up Historic West Adams with West Adams as defined by the LA Times. They are two completely different neighborhoods, not even adjacent. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Coffeebrains (talk • contribs) 17:52, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
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Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928, in Walla Walla, Washington. His father, Otto Anderson (1903–1984) was a farmer descending from Scania in southern Sweden; and his mother, Audrey Volenne (née Speer; 1906–1969) was an opera singer and concert pianist who left her Hollywood dreams to care for her family. Following her example, West told his father as a young man that he intended to go to Hollywood after completing school. He moved to Seattlewith his mother when he was 15, following his parents' divorce. West attended Walla Walla High School during his freshman and sophomore years and later enrolled in Lakeside School in Seattle. He attended Whitman College but studied at University of Puget Sound during the fall semester of 1949. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in literature and a minor in psychology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, where he was a member of the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He also participated on the speec...
While in Hawaii, West was picked for a role as the sidekick on a local TV program, The Kini Popo Show, which also featured a chimp named Peaches. West later took over as host of the show. In 1959, West moved with his wife and two children to Hollywood,where he took the stage name Adam West. He appeared in the film The Young Philadelphians which starred Paul Newman. He had guest-star roles in a number of television Westerns. On three Warner Bros. westerns which aired on ABC—Sugarfoot, Colt .45...
During the 1990s, West's status as a pop culture icon led to appearances as himself in the film Drop Dead Gorgeous and in several TV series, including NewsRadio, Murphy Brown, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Ben Stiller Show, and The Drew Carey Show. He notably appeared as "Dr. Wayne" in the 1990 Zorro episode "The Wizard", even being shown Zorro's "secret cave" headquarters. In 1991, he starred in the pilot episode of Lookwell, in which he portrayed a has-been TV action hero who falsely b...
In 2010, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to him. West received the 2,468th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 5, 2012. His star is located at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Guinness Museum in Hollywood, California. West appeared in a number of videos for Funnyordie.com. He was interviewed in 2013 on the PBS series called Pioneers of Television in the season-three episode called "Superheroes". Also in 2013, he was the subject of the documen...
West was married three times. His first marriage was to his college girlfriend Billie Lou Yeager in 1950. The couple divorced six years later. In 1957, he married Cook Island dancer Ngatokorua Frisbie Dawson, part of the Puka Puka Otea in Hawaii. They had two children before their divorce in 1962. West then married Marcelle Tagand Lear in November 1970. They had two children and remained together for more than 46 years, until West's death.West also had two step-children. During the Batman television series, West's relationship with co-star Burt Ward was described as "problematic". He said, "Burt fell victim to making up stories to sell books. But in a way it was flattering, because he made me sound like King Kong." West also said that he played Batman "for laughs, but in order to do [that], one had to never think it was funny. You just had to pull on that cowl and believe that no one would recognize you." Also during the Batman series, he became close friends with crossover co-star...
On June 9, 2017, West died from leukemia in Los Angeles at the age of 88. In a statement, his former Batman co-star and longtime friend Burt Ward said: "This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend, I will forever miss him. There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, there was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. He was truly the Bright Knight." Batman: The Animated Series actor Kevin Conroy(who performed alongside West in the episode "Beware the Gray Ghost") said "Adam West was an incredibly good, generous actor. Loved working with him as Gray Ghost. A true gentleman". On June 15, 2017, Los Angeles projected the Bat-Signalon City Hall as a tribute to West, and in his hometown of Walla Walla, Washington, the Bat-Signal was shone upon the landmark Whitman Tower. West had pre-recorded five more Family Guy episodes as Mayor Adam West, which were released posthumously as part of the sixteenth season. He also recorded th...Adam West at The Interviews: An Oral History of TelevisionAdam West at IMDbAdam West at the TCM Movie DatabaseAdam West at AllMovie
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The building is located in the West Adams district of South Los Angeles about 3.5 miles southwest of Downtown Los Angeles and 2 miles northwest of Exposition Park and USC. This was the company's second building to bear this name, the first having been built in 1928 .