Another stellar contribution to the Boyle Heights History Blog has been contributed by Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez. Focused on the Molokan Russians who settled in the Flats on the east side of the Los Angeles River and their roles as extras in the Hollywood film industry, Rudy’s work provides an excellent overview of this little-known ethnic enclave and its interactions with labor and the powerful movie business. Check out the first of several parts at the blog:

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