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Los Angeles: The Swinging 60s photos (1960-1969)

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Los Angeles: The Swinging 60s photos (1960-1969) Above: Downtown 1960.   In 1960, the Los Angeles County Medical Association set up a special drive-in clinic for people to receive a Salk polio shot without having to leave their car. This particular clinic was held at the Glendale Federal Savings and Loan Association at 401 N. […]

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Century City 1961

Century City – Fox Studio Lot – 1960

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The Welton Becket Association discusses plans for building Century City on the former Fox Studios back lot in 1960. Few people know this but the back lot was once part of a 176-acre ranch owned by Tom Mix before the cowboy superstar sold it to William Fox. To find out more about the history of Century […]

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LACMA – La Brea Tar Pits – 1960s

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The La Brea Tar Pits in 1964. Construction of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is underway in the distance. Photographer: George Brich / 00122146.    Ever wondered how and when that mammoth ended up in the La Brea Tar Pits? Well, here’s your answer. The sculpture, created by Howard Ball, was positioned […]

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Police Crackdown on Hitchhiking – 1963

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Newsflash from the Past: Police Order Crackdown on Hitchhiking LOS ANGELES TIMES (June 11, 1963) — VAN NUYS –Several young boys have been picked up in the Valley by molesters, Police Insp. Edward M. Davis said Monday in ordering a Valleywide campaign against such crimes. Davis, patrol area commander for the Valley, said the police department, […]

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Los Angeles – Cold War Photos – 1960s

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Los Angeles school children participate in a “drop and cover” Cold War civil defense drill in 1961. How many of you remember doing that?   Teacher Rae Grieger leads her class in a drop and cover drill at Elysian Heights Elementary School in 1962. (Photographer: George O’Day / LAPL 00041829)   Valley Times TODAY Staff […]

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Jackie Gleason Marionette – 1963

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A Jackie Gleason marionette puppet, circa 1963. It was part of an “adults only” act at P.J.s., a nightclub that once existed at 8151 Santa Monica Blvd.

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Hollywood Palladium and CBS-Columbia Square – 1965

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I’m guessing this photo was taken on Argyle Street, facing east near Sunset Blvd. You can see the Hollywood Palladium and CBS-Columbia Square in the distance. Photo looks to be from the mid-1960s.

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