Downtown Los Angeles 1930

Life in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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Life in Los Angeles in the 1930s Above photo: Downtown Los Angeles in 1930.   Howe’s “At the Sign of the Indian” Complete Motor Service, located at 7456 Melrose Avenue, circa 1930. Proprietor: Leon D. Howe. (Photo: LAPL 00057621)   The Umbrella Service Station, General Petroleum Gas, circa 1930, once located at 830 South La […]

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Glendale Flood of 1934

Glendale Flood of 1934

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The aftermath of the Glendale flood on January 1, 1934.   Photographer: Clarence Dizney Van Ness / LAPL 00110648   Bones Unearthed in Glendale May Be Flood Victim’s Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1949 Deteriorated human bones were found yesterday in a yard at 827 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale police reported. Ralph Savatore told Officer […]

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Bee Careful Los Angeleno photos

Los Angeleno photos in the 1930s

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Los Angelenos in the 1930s: Above: Taken at a bee farm in Alhambra, circa 1930. (LAPL 00066598)   The Los Angeles Fire Department football team in 1930. Photo taken around the time the team played the University of North Dakota. (LAPL 00055692)   Children posing for a studio portrait at the Angelus Studio, 1962 E. […]

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Academy Theatre art deco Inglewood

Academy Theatre – Inglewood – 1939

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The art deco Academy Theatre at 3141 West Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood. Photo taken in 1939, the year it opened. Architect: Charles E. Lee. Photographer: Julius Shulman UCLA Archive 2

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Brown Derby Wilshire Boulevard

Brown Derby – Wilshire Boulevard – 1930s

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Facing west on Wilshire Boulevard. The Brown Derby is in the distance. (LAPL) 2

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Long Beach earthquake 1933

Long Beach Earthquake Damage – 1933

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A smashed DeSoto on Main Street in Compton caused by the Long Beach earthquake on March 10, 1933. The quake had a magnitude of 6.4. Over 100 people lost their lives in the disaster. Here are more photos taken in the quake’s aftermath. Damage on Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park.   The U.S. Navy arrives in Long […]

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Westwood marching and chowder club

Westwood Marching and Chowder Club

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In 1938, Bing Crosby and other stars chartered the Westwood Marching and Chowder Club, a fraternal club affiliated with the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America.   The Westwood Marching  and Chowder Club threw “gay 90s” vaudeville parties for its private membership. Actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and vaudeville professionals joined by […]

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Los Angeles Summer Olympics

Los Angeles Summer Olympics – 1932

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The Hungarian Water Polo team at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 1932. The team won the gold medal, while Germany took the silver, and the United States received the bronze. The man on the far right is Olivér Halassy, the first amputee to compete in the Olympics as a swimmer. He had lost part of […]

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