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Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. Some of the busses and bicycles which provide transportation to and from the plant for thousands of Lockheed Vega aircraft workers...June 1942



Production. Aircraft. This African-American worker using a portable electric drill on a YP-38 subassembly in a large Western aircraft plant was trained in a very short time to do fast, accurate work



Diamond Bar, California, August 1965. note the MG across the street with a flat tire.



Circa 1910. "American Express Co., Main and Sixth."..Los Angeles.



Venice, California, circa 1907. "View of the Abbot Kinney Pier showing auditorium, Ship Cafe and dance hall."



The Pike at Long Beach, California, August 1963. An old-style amusement park with wooden roller coaster "The Cyclone," closed in 1979.



Los Angeles ca.1960

 

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(1930s)++# – Two men are seen posing in front of an early model car at a gas station. Writing on photo reads: Malcolm Nelson Station, 112th St & Vermont Ave. Note the gas prices: 9¢ and 11¢ per gallon!


(1928)^ - View of service station with gas pumps on either side located at 1800 1/2 Long Beach Boulevard, South Gate. The signs advertise General Gasoline, Richfield Gasoline, Gilmore Gasoline, Hood Tires, United States Tires and Pennzoil. On the right, an attendant is climbing a ladder.



(1933)^^ - View showing a Standard gas station on the 8300 block of Sunset Boulevard with the Sunset Tower Apartments in the background.



(1939)^^ – View looking north on Glendon Ave as seen from Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood. The two closest towers are both for gas stations, Associated and Mobil, located at the intersection of Glendon Ave and Lindbrook Dr.



(ca. 1923)^^ - View looking west on Hollywood Boulevard from Vine Street. A crowd of people appear to be watching some type of parade along the Boulevard. The tall building with the columns (center) is the Guaranty Building. The multi-story building in the distance is the Security Trust and Savings Bank located on the northeast corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga.



2017)^v^ - View showing the Summer House with seated Buddha, used as a resting place when climbing the stairs up to the original mansion.



(1914)*^^* - Close-up view of the Bernheimer Brother's Japanese Palace the year it was built.

 

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(ca. 1925)^ - View looking west to the Hall of Records and other nearby buildings. Constructed between 1909 and 1911 to the cost of over a million dollars, the 12-story original Hall of Records at 220 N. Broadway was demolished in September, 1973. Court Flight can be seen behind, on Broadway (center of photo).



(1920s)^ - View looking north showing a parade on Broadway rounding the corner at 1st Street and then heading east. The LA Times Building stands on the northeast corner. In view is the Broadway Tunnel and the Hall of Records.​



(1958)^ - An older-model train near the Calico Saloon at Knott's Berry Farm. Employees of the western-theme park are dressed in period costumes.



(ca. 1928)^ - The Pike and Pleasure Pier, center, jut out into the ocean from the shore. The ornate bathhouse with its portico sits in the midway. Advertisements for the various attractions at The Pike are on the side of the pier underneath the roller coaster. Portions of the Virginia Hotel and its tennis courts are just beyond The Pike and breakwaters and ocean vessels are on the horizon.



(ca. 1940)^ - Aerial view of a fairly deserted Pike amusement park and downtown Long Beach. The large roller coaster, the Cyclone Racer (center) is the largest attraction at the park. Numerous oil derricks can be seen in the background on top of Signal Hill.



(1925)^ - Aerial view of the Rose Bowl on New Years Day, January 1, 1925. The stadium is almost full, yet crowds of people are still walking in. The football score that day was: Notre Dame, 27 vs Stanford, 10.



(1923)*^#^ - Panoramic view of the 1923 Rose Bowl Game between Penn State University and the University of Southern California at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. The stands are almost filled, with the exception of some of the higher areas on the far side of the stadium. Small groups of what appear to be military men are seated on chairs on the track surrounding the field. The game is in progress, with the two teams in the middle of a series near midfield. There are men positioned at several places along the near sideline with photographic cameras, and one man near midfield has a motion picture camera. There is a very tall flag pole on the far right with a large American flag. A large number of automobiles are parked on the far right, beyond the open part of the stadium, where there are also a couple hundred people watching the game over the stadium fence.



(ca. 1928)^ - Aerial view of the Rose Bowl after the southern stands were constructed making it a complete bowl. Though the stadium appears to be filled to capacity, people are still trickling in, and row upon row of automobiles can be seen neatly parked in the lots. View also shows the residential homes surrounding the stadium, as well as the mountains in the background.


 

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Figueroa Street Tunnels. Los Angeles. 1938



Los Angeles. 1937



Downtown Los Angeles. 1930s



May 30, 1966: Walt Disney pours water from canteen into a channel through new Disneyland attraction, "It's a Small World." (John Malmin / Los Angeles Times Archive / UCLA)



(1948)*^^* - Intersection of Santa Monica Blvd. and Doheny Dr. looking east.



(ca. 1970)##^* – View looking at the southeast corner of Sunset and San Vicente boulevards as seen from the 2nd floor of the Whisky A-Go-Go building. Shown here is The Music Hall (Record Store) with signboards on top and on the side of building.



(1968)^^ - Looking east down Sunset Boulevard (Hollyway Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard) at Doheny Road. Sunset veers to the left at center of photo. View is from above the northeast portion of West Hollywood just east of Beverly Hills.



 

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(1978)^.^ - ABBA in front of their billboard on Sunset Strip. I wonder if ABBA could sell any music today?


Wilco Gas and Seiberling Tire Store, Joseph Fadler, 1954
by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr


Looking west on 1st Street at Moline Alley, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, ca.1954
by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr



(1983)* - A view of Sunset Boulevard showing Carneys Diner, located at 8351 Sunset Blvd with large billboard advertising Hustler Magazine in the background.



(1984)##^* – View showing a bicycle parked in front of Carneys Diner on Sunset Boulevard with the Sunset Tower in the background.​



^^^^ – View looking northeast showing traffic on Sunset Boulevard. In the background can be seen three large billboards advertising performing artists: (left to right) Eddie Money, Cher, and Judy Collins. In 1984 West Hollywood became an incorporated city. Photo Courtesy of Robert Landau

Nash Ambassador, 1953 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr
 

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Within the photo collection posted by Michael Ryerson there are many of Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles;


Marilyn Monroe in court, June 26, 1952 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

June 26, 1952: Marilyn Monroe poses for photographers during trial against Jerry Karpman and Morrie Kaplan. The two men tried to sell “indecent” photos of young women including Marilyn Monroe.
 

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Wow!! What a gem. That's not Angel's Flight? is it?
Could be!? Not sure at all:dunno:


Anaheim Mobil, 1956, Julius Shulman by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Cars parked and people walking along the Santa Monica Pier by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Los Angeles High School, 1910 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Photograph of Los Angeles High School, Fort Moore Hill, overgrown with vines, 1910. At center, the original six story bell tower building is covered with ivy. At left, the vines stop on the clock tower just beneath the clock, whose hands are missing. The side entrance is partially hidden behind the bough of a tree but the sloping columns are apparent where they frame the staircase. At right, a lone automobile is parked along the sidewalk near the second, north building.
 

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Hamilton Diamond Co., 860 S Broadway, 1930 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Silver Lake Reservoir, ca.1927 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr


This is the Wilshire Christian Church background right. A singularly beautiful structure with this water flowing across Wilshire Boulevard, that side street over there where the little coupe' (pick-up?) is about to disappear behind the church building is Normandie Avenue. The church was built between 1925-27.
 

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(ca. 1950s) View showing the Bath Block (aka Willoughby Hotel) at 506 South Hill Street. Dr. Albert L. Gibson’s dental practice occupies the second floor of the former hotel. Billboard for Captain Jet television show atop building.



(1927)#** - Photograph of parked automobiles at the parade for Charles Lindbergh. Approximately nine rows of cars are parked door-to-door in an alleyway flanking the parade route. Two billboards are attached to the wall at left and advertise for "Sun-Maid Raisins" and "Snowdrift for Cake". A second parking lot can be seen across the street.



(1927)^ - View of a parade honoring Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, as it passes in front several large buildings along Broadway and 10th Street, in Downtown Los Angeles. Col. Lindbergh (wearing a dark suit) can be seen sitting atop the seat at the rear of the car decorated entirely with white roses; then-Mayor Porter sits next to him. Multitudes of people line both sides of the street, and colorful and patriotic banners hang across the street as far as the eye can see.



(ca. 1930)^ - Crowds of pedestrians are crossing the street in this picture of the intersection of 7th and Broadway. On the far corner (northwest corner of Broadway) is the Bullock's Department Store.



(1951)^ - Corner of 7th and Broadway with Bullock's Department Store. A large crowd of pedestrians is in front of the store and crossing the street. Cars, including a convertible, are waiting for the pedestrians to pass in order to turn the corner.



(1927)^ - Aerial view looking southeast of Fairfax High School located on the southeast corner of Fairfax and Melrose Avenues.



(ca. 1930s)**^ - View of the Gilmore Gas Station located on the southwest corner of Fairfax and Wilshire.
 

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(ca. 1905)^^ - The four-story Victorian-style Normal School building can be seen at center overlooking a beautiful courtyard. The building features steep gables, pointed towers and ceilings, a circular tower at left, and a square tower at right. A few other much smaller buildings can be seen at right. Legible signs include: "State Normal School".



(Early 1900s)* - Aerial view of the State Normal School, located at Grand Avenue and 5th Street. Because the school sat impressively on the last knoll of Bunker Hill, aptly dubbed "Normal Hill", there were two ways to get to the main entrance: either taking the long and winding driveway located on the left side, or a long flight of stairs on the right (partially covered by the trees), which was parallel to 5th Street. The beautiful brick building had numerous tall windows all around, several chimneys, gabled dormers, a tower with a balcony and ornate grill, a set of stairs on either side leading to the main doors, and beautiful landscaping all around. The large white building on the middle left is the Bible Institute, later to become the Church of the Open Door, that was located on Hope Street; the Key West Rooms and Apartments is visible on the lower left.



(ca. 1927)* - Ralph Bunche, left, with a group at the Southern Branch of the University of California on Vermont Avenue.

Historical Notes
The valedictorian of his class at Jefferson High, Ralph Bunche was an all-around athlete who competed in football, baseball and track. He attended UCLA when the school campus was located on Vermont Avenue, playing basketball on an athletic scholarship. Later he helped to write the charter for the United Nations. Bunche won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his efforts in developing peace agreements in the Middle East.*



(1922)* - Aerial view of the old Vermont Avenue campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, which later became Los Angeles City College. Vermont Avenue runs from the bottom of the photo to the right.

Historical Notes
The "Southern Branch" of the University of California was no longer merely a teacher's college but an institution that offered two years of instruction in Letters and Science. Third- and fourth-year courses were soon added, the first class of 300 students was graduated in 1925, and by 1927 the Southern Branch had earned its new name: University of California at Los Angeles (the "at" became a comma in 1958). As the student population of the University continued to increase, the need for a new site became obvious and the search was soon under way for a permanent home for UCLA.



(1929)* - Students cross the Arroyo Bridge on their way to and from classes and the library.
Historical Notes
Over the years, the bridge has become a storied part of UCLA's history. During the Great Depression, it provided shelter for impoverished students. In wartime, when the Japanese were targeting the California coast via submarine, enough food was reportedly stored beneath it to feed 50,000 people — in case of attack.



(1929)* - Looking northwest toward the Arroyo Bridge which connects Hilgard Avenue to the main campus quadrangle at U.C.L.A. The newly constructed Royce Hall and Haines Hall are seen in the background.

Historical Notes
In the summer of 1947, the gully was filled to increase the amount of useable property on the campus. Today, the bridge’s arches remain hidden underground at Dickson Plaza.^*^



(1929)* - Opening Day at the new UCLA campus. Students are dressed in the latest styles
 
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