Drive-In Church Service

Drive-In Church Service – 11919 Oxnard Street

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The Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s Summer Sunday Drive-In Service at 11919 Oxnard Street. The drive-in service started around 1948 and was touted by the church as the first of its kind in the U.S. Over the span of a couple of decades, the service started at 8:15 a.m. The average number of attendees were around 200 […]

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Nu-Pike Amusement Park – Long Beach

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The Nu-Pike Amusement Park’s Double Ferris Wheel in Long Beach, CA, circa 1960.

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Drive-in clinic

Los Angeles County drive-in specials – 1960s

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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. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. The nurse was Ina Poole. (Photographer: Jon […]

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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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Casa de Petrol

Casa de Petrol – 14325 Ventura Blvd – 1961

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Casa de Petrol, in 1961, formerly located at 14325 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA (near the corner of Beverly Glen). This was where James Dean filled up his Porsche before later meeting his maker in a fatal car accident in 1955. It’s now a flower shop. Here are a couple of articles of note about […]

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Beverly Hills 1964

Beverly Hills – 1964

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Beverly Hills in 1964.   Entering Beverly Hills around 1964 or thereabouts. Notice the old Robinson’s Department Store?

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Landslides

Pacific Palisades – Landslides – 1965

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In early June of 1965, a series of landslides wiped out three homes and eight apartment buildings in the Pacific Palisades. No earthquake or heavy rains were responsible for the damage. The ground simply gave out, possibly from an underground water stream. Locals watched as apartments on Los Liones Street threaten to slide down the […]

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La Brea Tar Pits

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.

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1964 Pacific Palisades Street Scene Alma Real Dr & La Cruz Dr copy

Pacific Palisades – La Cruz Street – 1962

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La Cruz Street approaching Alma Real Drive in the Pacific Palisades, circa 1962.

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Hitchhiking

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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