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Southern California circa 1956 for the next in this series of Kodachrome slides, which finds us at a wedding with the bridesmaids in Easter egg pastels, carrying matching bouquets of dyed carnations.


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Somewhere in Southern California circa 1956. The car is a 1954 Oldsmobile.



Los Angeles, CA 1930s..Carpenters Drive-Inn. One of the places where hanging out started


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Ford meets lamppost in West Los Angeles on San Vicente Boulevard in the 1950s.



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June 1956. "Aspects of life in Southern California, including cars at drive-in restaurant, drive-in laundromat, drive-up bank, shopping center." (Next stop: the Pantorium.) Kodachrome by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Los Angeles: The Art of Living Bumper-to-Bumper."



June 1956. "Aspects of life in Southern California, including cars at drive-in restaurant, drive-in laundromat, drive-up bank, shopping center." Kodachrome by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Los Angeles: The Art of Living Bumper-to-Bumper."

 

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What beautiful shots. :)

That tunnel on the left is new to me. I wonder what monument is that in the foreground, and what happened to it.

 

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July 1954. Los Angeles. "Walt Disney pointing to a plan for Disneyland, under construction in Anaheim." Color transparency from photos for the Look magazine assignment "Here's your first view of Disneyland."



April 1942. "Hollywood, California. Gasoline filling station at night." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information.



April 1942. "South Hill Street, Los Angeles." Now playing at the Warner: The Male Animal. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information.



A child plays on the sidewalk in 1963 in Southgate.



Los Angeles circa 1954. "Actress Betty White rehearsing and performing on her local Los Angeles daytime television show. White ice skating; on a date at a nightclub; at home with her dogs and in her garden; driving her convertible." Photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for Look magazine.



"May 9, 1960. Case Study House #22. Stahl residence at 1635 Woods Drive, Los Angeles. Architect: Pierre Koenig." Color transparency by Julius Shulman, who died July 2009 in California at age 98.



June 1956. "Aspects of life in Southern California, including cars at drive-in restaurant, drive-in laundromat, drive-up bank, shopping center." Kodachrome by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Los Angeles: The Art of Living Bumper-to-Bumper."...the convertible is a 1956 Dodge.

 

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Los Angeles 1952, look at that Pastel Blue '49 Mercury in the foreground.



Los Angeles, CA 1930s..Carpenters Drive-Inn. One of the places where hanging out started.


September 1942 - Learning how to determine latitude by using a sextant is Senta Osoling, student at Polytechnic High School, Los Angeles, Calif. Navigation classes are part of the school's program for training its students for specific contributions to the war effort



October 1942 - Clerk in one of the stock rooms of North American Aviation, Inc., checking to see if the proper numbers of parts were received and placed in the proper bin, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe



Los Angeles circa 1965. LAX....


Broadway & Olympic 1940 Looking North from Los Angeles Railway headquarters building
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Mar. 29, 1959
Los Angeles City Hall from Vigues St. at noon Easter Sunday.
City Hall from Vigues St. at noon
Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection Indiana University Archives / Digital Library Program​
 

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Los Angeles City hall circa 1959



Los Angeles 1959



Date: Feb. 24, 1952
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States (Los Angeles county)
Description: The 2nd St. Tunnel from 2nd & Hill St. Los Angeles



Family outing to Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, Spring 1962. New baby in the stroller. 35mm Kodachrome slide.

Hollywood-Bowl..1960s.. by ElectroSpark, on Flickr



Punching rivet holes in a frame member for a B-25 bomber, the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood CA...1942 June. By Alfred T Palmer



October 1942..A young woman riveting machine operator at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant joins sections of wing ribs to reinforce the inner wing assemblies of B-17F heavy bombers, Long Beach, Calif. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F bomber is a later model of the B-17, which distinguished itself in action in the south Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude, heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men -- and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions. photo by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information

 

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This is an awesome thread! I love comparing old and new. We lost some amazing buildings in downtown unfortunately but the ones that do remain are great to compare. I walk those streets every day and for the most part, the historic core looks pretty much the same.
 

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1942. "Hollywood, California. Tire service station." Mosher Tire, next door to the Dix Hotel. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information.



Marilyn Monroe and Navy pilot snapped by Charlotte Brooks in 1952 for the Look magazine assignment "Helicopter View of L.A."

Westlake District MacArthur Park (MTA_0112) by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

Broadway at 6th 1930s by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

Look east at Freeways by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

W Car southbound on Figueroa by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr


 
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