As we all know, Hollywood is not a city. It is a neighborhood, perhaps the most famous one in the world. Here is a short history told through photos. Come back often because there is a lot to add. The Six Mile House, named for its distance to Los Angeles, was a liquor/wine bar […]
A pictorial look at Los Angeles in the Roaring 20s! Above photo: A traffic jam in 1920. A vintage 1920s postcard of Los Angeles’ “Busy Broadway.” The view looks south from 6th Street. The 500 block of S. Broadway in 1920. The Chocolate Shop moved from its original location on Fifth Street […]
A collection of novelty photos taken in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Photo taken at the Novelty Arcade Photo Studio, c. 1926. Its address was 234 N. Main Street, Los Angeles.
A Los Angeles portrait sitting for a color-tinted portrait at the Witzel Studio. Photo possibly taken in the 1920s or earlier. An unknown Los Angeles musical Hawaiian act – 1928 Two Costumed Japanese Performers in a photo most likely taken in the 1920s. The photographer is I. Simada of Los Angeles.
Photos of Los Angelenos taken in the 1920s. Above photo: A family portrait in Los Angeles, circa 1924. Office workers in Glendale, CA, c. 1922. Two women reading on the porch on July 4, 1923. Swinging near Eagle Rock, c. 1923. This family portrait was supposedly taken in Los Angeles in […]
A woman sits at a sandstone water trough on the the north end of Olvera Street, circa 1930s. The trough dates back to 1897. Olvera Street in 1925. Street musicians on the porch of the Avila Adobe. (LAPL) The El Paseo de Los Angeles, 1934. The La Golondrina Mexican Cafe […]
Pioneers of the soda industry during Prohibition (wink, wink). The Kalifornia Kola Co. originally operated plants in Pamona and San Bernardino before it opened a third plant in Los Angeles at 1838 East Vernon Avenue in 1921. The company manufactured soda water, Kal Kola, Budwine, and “Smile” syrup. This 1922 photo appears to have been […]