1940s

Terminal Island Evictions – 1942

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On Febrary 26, 1942, Private Edward Collinash hands an eviction notice to Terminal Island resident Shiro Matsushita. Matsushita was required to leave his home by midnight the following night. The following day, the Los Angeles Times reported on the U.S. military’s Terminal Island evictions in its article: “Japs’ Ouster Demand Rises.” (Note: Bizarre Los Angeles […]

1900s

Hollywood, CA, history in photos

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Hollywood in photos

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 […]

1940s

Los Angeles: Snapshots of the 1940s

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Los Angeles: Snapshots 1940

Los Angeles: Snapshots of the 1940s. Above photo: An aerial view of city hall in 1940.   Another view of City Hall, circa 1940. Photographer: Ansel Adams/ LAPL 00085775   Night view of Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory, circa 1940.   Photo taken by Ansel Adams in 1940. To the left is the Hotel […]

1940s

Los Angeles County – people photos – 1940-1949

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officer

A collection of photos taken of people from around Los Angeles County in the 1940s. Above photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officer, c. 1941.   Somewhere in Culver City, circa 1944.   Beverly Hills motorcyclists, c. 1940s.     Bridesmaids posing in front of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church on the corner of […]

1940s

North American Aviation – Workers – 1940s

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North American Aviation

“Experimental staff” at the Inglewood North American Aviation, Inc., plant, conduct wind tunnel tests on a special built B-25 bomber model. Photo circa October 1942. (LOC)       A factory employee working on an airplane motor at the North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, circa June of 1942.     A woman works on […]

1940s

Hollywood Canteen – 1940s

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Hollywood Canteen 1940s

The Hollywood Canteen operated from October 3, 1942 to November 22, 1945.  Its address was 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard. Today, the site is a parking structure. The two entertainers responsible for creating the Canteen were John Garfield and Bette Davis.   Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope and Bette Davis standing in front of the Hollywood Hall of […]

1920s

Olvera Street – Photos

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Olvera Street

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 […]