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The Women Who Made Los Angeles the 'Athens of America'

In May 1916, an event occurred in rural Beachwood Canyon that forever changed the cultural landscape of Los Angeles. A production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, featuring a cast including Tyrone Power Sr., was presented in the Canyon's vast natural amphitheater. Traffic congestion up Beachwood was so bad (no shock to current LA residents) the play was held up for hours. Once it started, it awed all who witnessed it, including a writer for the Los Angeles Times...

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