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 […]


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

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Los Angeles 1960

Los Angeles: The Swinging 60s photos (1960-1969) Above: Downtown 1960.   245 S. Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill, circa 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 […]


Los Angeles – Cold War Photos – 1960s

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Cold War

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 […]


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 […]