Metro Studios

Metro Studios – Hollywood – 1921

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Aerial view of Metro Studios in 1921. The furthest horizontal street at the top of the picture is Melrose; the next horizontal street down is Waring followed by Willoughby then Romaine. Eleanor is the shortened street at the very, very bottom of the photo. Still with me? I’m barely following myself at this point.  Okay–the […]

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Hollywood Storage Co. Building – 1929

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The Hollywood Storage Co. Building, located at 1025 N. Highland Ave at the corner Highland and Santa Monica Blvd. Back in the day, the building housed radio station KMTR, which belonged to the Los Angeles Evening Herald at the time. Photo is from November of 1929.

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Los Angeles Barber Shop – 1920s

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A barber shop believed to have once been located at 919 1/2 West 6th St. in Los Angeles. Circa 1920s.

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Hotel Huntington

Hotel Huntington – Pasadena – 1920s

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People enjoying the obstacle golf course (miniature golf) on the front lawn of the Hotel Huntington in the 1920s. Photographer: Farciot Edouart / LAPL  00036087

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Los Angeles Flood 1920s

Los Angeles flooding photos – 1926

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April showers caused flooded streets in Los Angeles on April 4 and 5, 1926.  Over 2.20 inches of rain fell on April 4, flooding a number of downtown intersections with over two feet of water. The heavy rains also washed out train routes and flooded basements throughout Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale. Above photo: Mariposa and 6th […]

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Mt. Lowe 1920

Mt. Lowe – 1920s

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A 1920s couple on the go…poses on Mt. Lowe…near a patch of snow.

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Long Beach Polytechnic High

Long Beach Polytechnic High School – 1920s

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Golfing class at the Long Beach Polytechnic High School sometime in the late 1920s. A marching band practices in the background.

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Betty Bradley and her pet deer “Bennie” – 1927

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Photos of a teenager named Betty Bradley and her pet deer “Bennie” (sometimes spelled “Benny”) in 1927. Bennie was said to be the former pet of Mexican bandit Pancho Villa, and was given to Bradley as a gift when she visited Mexico with her parents. Villa had died in 1923. In 1926-27, Bennie and Betty appeared together on local radio station KHJ. […]

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El Patio Auto Laundry 1927

El Patio Auto Laundry – 1927

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The El Patio Auto Laundry, circa 1927, was located at 260 S. Vermont Street. It was owned by B.K. Gillespie, who is credited with coming up with the super service station concept. By 1928, Gillespie and other investors started a chain of super centers under the Gillespie Automobile Laundry System name. One of these early backers was Will […]

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Culver City Speedway 1924

Culver City Speedway photos – 1920s

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The Culver City Speedway, once located at the intersection of Culver and Overland Blvds. This photo was allegedly taken on its opening day, December 14, 1924, in front of a crowd of 70,000 spectators.   Racing day in 1927. (LAPL 00081836)   From 1927. (LAPL)

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