1970s

Los Angeles in the 1970s

Bootlegger's disco dancing

Disco dancing at Bootlegger’s (11637 W. Pico Blvd.) in 1978. The location is now the Plan B Gentleman’s Club & Cigar Lounge.(Photographer: Dean Musgrove / LAPL 00087647)

 

Sylmar Earthquake

A special message posted in Sylmar following its 6.5 to 6.7 earthquake in 1971. (Photographer: Bruce E. Howell / LAPL 00057323)

 

The following video shows footage from the San Fernando Valley Sylmar Earthquake of 1971:

 

Bootmobile Quality Shoes

Quality Shoes’ Bootmobile, circa early 1970s. The shoe store’s address is 11427 Santa Monica Blvd.

Santa Fe Railroad engine 5546 traveling to Los Angeles in June of 1975.

Santa Fe Railroad engine 5546 traveling to Los Angeles in June of 1975.

 

The Brown Derby Restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in 1975. Photographer: Gary Leonard (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Brown Derby Restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in 1975. Photographer: Gary Leonard

 

Planet of the Apes exhibit at the Hollywood Wax Museum, c. 1970s. Bizarre Los Angeles.One of the Planet of the Apes displays at the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, which closed in 2005. This photo was probably from an earlier time.

 

Century City 1970s

Japanese tourists visiting Century City sometime around the mid 1970s.

 

A pipe smoking contest held at the Hall of Cities, Marriott Hotel, Century and Airport Blvds, on August 17, 1978. The event was sponsored by Tinder Box and Dunhill of London. (Photographer: Rob Brown / LAPL 00091223) Bizarre Los AngelesA pipe smoking contest held at the Hall of Cities, Marriott Hotel, Century and Airport Blvds, on August 17, 1978. The event was sponsored by Tinder Box and Dunhill of London. (Photographer: Rob Brown / LAPL 00091223)

 

A DJ dressed as a spaceman used to "fly" along an overhead track at the downtown Dillon's, a three-story discotheque on the corner of Grand and 5th Street. Photo taken in 1978. (LAPL 00055178) Bizarre Los Angeles

A DJ dressed as a spaceman used to “fly” along an overhead track at the downtown Dillon’s, a three-story discotheque on the corner of Grand and 5th Street. Photo taken in 1978. (LAPL 00055178)

 

Cessna crash

A Cessna crash lands in front of a bar located at 2257 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, CA, in December of 1978.

 

The "Miss Tush" contest at the Blue Moon Saloon in Redondo Beach, circa 1979. (LAPL 00091227)

The “Miss Tush” contest at the Blue Moon Saloon in Redondo Beach, circa 1979. (LAPL 00091227)

 

In this 1979 photo, Richard Green, head of security for the Los Angeles Unified School District, shows off a trophy case of weapons confiscated from students over the years. The LAUSD were required to immediately turn over all guns to the police. (Photo: Ken Papaleo/LAPL: 00060097)

 

A late night move of the Lasky-DeMille Barn from Paramount Studios to a vacant lot on Vine Street in late October 1979.  Bogie's Liquor store's address is at 5373 Melrose Avenue. The barn was donated to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Historic Trust, which envisioned it being a museum devoted to Jess Lasky, Cecil B. DeMille and Samuel Goldwyn. The building later moved from Vine Street to his current location on Highland Ave., across from the Hollywood Bowl. It's now called the Hollywood Heritage Museum. (LAPL) Bizarre Los Angeles

A late night move of the Lasky-DeMille Barn from Paramount Studios to a vacant lot on Vine Street in late October 1979.  Bogie’s Liquor store’s address is at 5373 Melrose Avenue. The barn was donated to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Historic Trust, which envisioned it being a museum devoted to Jess Lasky, Cecil B. DeMille and Samuel Goldwyn. The building later moved from Vine Street to his current location on Highland Ave., across from the Hollywood Bowl. It’s now called the Hollywood Heritage Museum. (LAPL)

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