Night view of Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory, circa 1940.
Hollywood Bowl sign. Photographed on July 10, 1940. (Photographer: Otto Rothschild / LAPL 00056082) (LAPL 00056080)
Five Sing Babies sculpture from Glendale’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park back in the 1940s, maybe earlier. I’m not sure if it is still there today.
I’m guessing that this is Carpenter’s Drive-in, circa 1947, once located on the corner of Sunset and Vine.
How ’bout them apples? Diane Smith bobbing at the Cock’n Bull, a former restaurant on the Sunset Strip at Sunset and Doheny. Photo circa 1949. (Photographer: Lee Weber / LAPL 00057037)
Bridesmaids posing in front of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church on the corner of 87th Place and Main Street. I’m guessing this photo was taken in the 1940s, based of the Black Dahlia hairstyles.
The photo caption reads, “Franke Goode, 17, left; Francis J. Socwell, 18. A couple of ‘girls’ who landed behind bars.” Circa 1946. (LAPL 00079408)
The Cole Bros. Circus arriving for a week long engagement in late September of 1940.
Crenshaw Boulevard, south of Stocker Street, circa 1948. (LAPL 00104399)
An unidentified early inventor and his amateur radio television camera, which looks to be a modification of a military piece of equipment used on planes in WWII. Sources: http://www.earlytelevision.org/w6uzo.html http://www.smecc.org/television.htm