Afton Place Los Angeles 1934

Afton Place – Los Angeles – 1934.

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Afton Place (between Fountain and Sunset), circa January 1934.

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Hollyhock House 1939

Hollyhock House – 4808 Hollywood Blvd – 1930s

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The den of the Hollyhock House located at 4808 Hollywood Boulevard (near Sunset and Vermont), circa 1939. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, it was built between the years 1917 and 1920. In 1927, Barnsdall donated the house and surrounding property to the City of Los Angeles in order for it […]

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Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl – 1930s

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Final touches are being made to the “Muse of Music” sculpture at the entrance to the Hollywood Bowl. The fountain is still under construction. Photo dated: July 19, 1939.

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Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory – 1935

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Photographer Herman J. Schultheis snaps a photo of his wife Ethel on the opening day of the Griffith Observatory, May 14, 1935. (Photographer: Herman J. Schultheis / LAPL 00068738)

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Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles Public Library mural – 1930

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Dean Cornell (far left), and an assistant working on a mural for the Los Angeles Public Library from his Kensington Studio in London, circa 1930. Note the model with the basket on his head.

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Cooking School Monrovia

Monrovia – Cooking School – 1930s

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Cooking school in Monrovia, circa 1930. (Huntington Library)

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Dreamland Circus

Los Angeles County Fair – Dreamland Circus – 1937

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A carnival barker for the Dreamland Circus Side Show entertains a crowd of people attending the 1937 Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona. (Photographer:Herman J. Schultheis / LAPL 00097289)

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Dollar Day 1933

Downtown Los Angeles – Dollar Day Sales – 1933

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Before “Black Friday,” there were annual Dollar Day sales in the major department stores in downtown Los Angeles. This photo was taken on “Dollar Day,” September 1, 1933.   Another photo from 1933.

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Chapman Park

Chapman Park – Los(t) Angeles – Wilshire Blvd

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The Chapman Park Hotel and Bungalows, once located at 3405 Wilshire Boulevard, was completed in 1925. It was later torn down in the mid 1960s to make room for the Equitable building, designed by Welton Becket. To see more pictures, click here: http://nowandthengeoclass.weebly.com/the-chapman-hotel-and-bungalows.html

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Carthay Circle Theatre

Carthay Circle Theatre – 1930s

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A postcard image of the Carthay Circle Theatre with Henry Lion’s sculpture of a prospector in the foreground.

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