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Old January 13th, 2014, 11:07 AM   #1
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The Los Angeles I've Come To Know

I love L.A. I also love learning about its past. Hattie McDaniel was the first African American actor or actress to win an academy award for her 1939 role in Gone With The Wind. This is the home she lived in. Located in the West Adams section of Los Angeles, Miss McDaniel sued and won the right to purchase her home which blacks were not allowed to do back then. Other wealthy blacks like Lena Horne, Ethel Waters and Louise Beavers also moved into West Adams.

The Hattie McDaniel house.
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The former home of the late singer Marvin Gaye
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Other homes in West Adams
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University Park which is next to West Adams
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St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Built in 1925.
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Central Avenue and the Dunbar Hotel were the places to be for African Americans back in the 20's, 30's and 40's. Back then blacks weren't allowed to stay in most hotels around Los Angeles so this is where they stayed. Jazz clubs were lined up and down Central Avenue and became the black Harlem of Los Angeles. Lena Horne, Billie Holliday, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughn were a few who came thru the Dunbar and Central Avenue. The Dunbar went downhill during the 60's and beyond. Today its been renovated and turned into apartments for seniors.
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Went out to Catalina Island for my birthday
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Griffith Park
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One of my favorite streets in L.A. Rossmore Avenue, Hancock Park
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Old January 14th, 2014, 06:51 AM   #2
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I love winter in LA

You have a great eye. I really enjoy your threads
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Some great pics: nice homes, and Catalina Island looks lovely.
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Great, very nice photos from L.A.
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