The Lost French Village of Hollywood
Once, long before the Hollywood Freeway obliterated everything in its concrete wake, there sat at the mouth of the Cahuenga Pass an enchanting little group of bungalows and artist’s studios known a…
Los Angeles, 1958 | Hemmings Daily
We went looking for a Los Angeles street scene for today's carspotting exercise simply because we haven't ventured to the City of Angels in a while, and we coul
Walter Knott's other Ghost Town
With Walter Knott still on my mind it seemed like a good time to post my Calico Ghost Town ticket collection. One Ghost Town wasn’t enough for Mr. Knott, he went and purchased a real ghost town out in the desert back in 1951. Check out Daveland's super vintage Calico photos page (link) on his excellent website. These Maggie Mine tickets look and feel (and smell) extra vintage. The tale of the mine continues on the back. These tickets for the “Glory Tunnel” appear to be for the same…
Los Angeles, 1958
We went looking for a Los Angeles street scene for today's carspotting exercise simply because we haven't ventured to the City of Angels in a while, and we couldn't have found a more L.A. photo...
Long Beach Pike 1957
I found this old photo (dated 1957 on the back) in a box of my Dad's papers . The Cyclone Racer double wooden rollercoaster was partially on the beach by that time. When it was first built (originally called Silver Spray Pier) it was entirely out over the water. Ongoing construction of Long Beach Harbor over the years (off photo to the right) caused the Los Angeles River to divert sediment to the left of the harbor adding to the beach and pushing the shoreline further out. The round 'Looff…
El Morro Beach, Laguna Beach, circa 1950
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Why LA’s Citadel looks like an ancient Assyrian palace
L.A.'s only outlet mall owes its architectural grandeur to 1920s Hollywood, a tire factory, biblical strongman Samson and an ancient Assyrian king.
Reddi-Wip building, 8025 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, circa 1957 |
I’m sure this huge can of Reddi-Wip was a landmark that was hard to miss when passers-by passed by the corporate headquarters at 8025 Melrose Ave. This photo was taken circa 1957, by which time Reddi-Wip (which is whipped cream in a spray can) had been around for nearly 10 years. Judging by that woman on the sidewalk, I’d say the can must have been around 12 feet tall, including the stand. I doubt that anybody was going to miss it so I’m not sure that she needs to be pointing it out to…
1938-Aerial View Long Beach, CA
Beach umbrellas and beachgoers fill the sand in this aerial view of Long Beach Municipal Beach looking east. Swimmers crowd the surf. The tall building, top, is the Villa Riviera Hotel. Next to it is the Pacific Coast Club, and past that bluffs overlook strips of crowded beach. Photograph dated: July 24, 1938.
These 13 Photos of Southern California In The 1970s Are Mesmerizing
These vintage photos of Southern California will take you on a rare trip back in time.
The Hollywood Bowl with its first stage – wooden platform with a canvas top, 1922 |
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