The Los Angeles River Is That One Place You'll Recognize But Don't Know Why

July 8, 2014 12:00 PM

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The Los Angeles River Is That One Place You'll Recognize But Don't Know Why

Stark concrete. Trickle of water. Art Deco bridges. You recognize this place from something... but what?

Once a homeland for the ancient Tongva tribe and later a water source for American cattle ranchers, the L.A. River is now a popular filming location for movies ("Transformers," "The Italian Job," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Terminator 2" and "Grease," to name a few) and music videos (Kanye West's "Jes...

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