Santa Monica’s largest employer was Douglas Aircraft, for some time. I was researching a claim Douglas built the Aero theater in Santa Monica for his employees. How about that, an employee movie theater. I have been completely unable to verify this claim at all, but in doing so came across quite a bit of information on Douglas Aircraft, some out of my own collection. Enjoy!
P.S. the first deposition, ever, I took was on a McDonnell Douglas whistler blower case. For us Angelenos we all have some sort of personal connection to this former Santa Monica/El Segundo/Long Beach employer.