Barbara Thornburg
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Articles/Videos/Blogs - traditional media adapts to the new age

The following two stories are examples of the new age of media. The stories were produced for the print version of LA Times's West Magazine. Simultaneously with their publication in West, they appeared in electronic form on the LA Times website. The companion videos were produced by the LA Times video department to accompany the article.

"Cleo goes shopping" in Beverly Hills
What a surprise! Well behaved dogs of all sizes are welcomed in the poshist of Beverly Hills stores. Follow my great dane Cleopatra as she tours her favorite shops.
article March 17, 2006

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"Luxury loft living" a tour of LA lofts
They started out as bohemian art spaces in low-rent places. Now they're crafty conversions and bold new construction--and they aren't cheap anymore.
article March 12, 2006

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Credit:March 12, 2006 | Barbara Thornburg, the author of the forthcoming book "L.A. Lofts" (Chronicle Books). A former president of the Los Angeles Conservancy, she has been active in downtown revitalization efforts for three decades.

I have a long history of working in film and video:

  • Conceived and produced the 1978 winner of the National Trust for Historical Preservation annual film competition for best preservation-in-action film, “A Moving Experience” - the journey of two Victorian homes being rescued from demolition in the expansion of downtown Los Angeles.

  • Appeared on three programs for the new cable network HG-TV, “Rooms for Improvement.” Program topics included: furniture as fashion; personal style in interiors; and trends in interior design.

  • Was the talent interviewing homeowners for another HG-TV program, “Celebrity Gardens.” 

  • Appeared as a guest on the “The Christopher Lowell Show”

  • Was interviewed and gave a half-hour tour of my Victorian Home for Kitty Bartholomew’s “Your Home.” 

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