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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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LOS ANGELES CITY HALL 1965

Los Angeles City Hall 1965

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Time traveling back to 1965. Oh, wow! Look at the Los Angeles City Hall!

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Dodger Stadium 1962

Dodger Stadium – 1962

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Dodger Stadium, circa 1962.

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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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Cinerama Dome

Cinerama Dome – 1960s

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The Cinerama Dome, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard, under construction in July of 1963. The photo looks northwest. Photographer: Howard D. Kelly/ Los Angeles Public Library 00104530

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Century City

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.

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Disneyland

Disneyland – Anaheim – Photos – 1960s

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The Flying Saucers ride at Disneyland. It existed at Tomorrowland from 1961 to 1966, before it was dismantled to make room for a stage. (Photographer: Elmar Baxer / 00106419)   In July of 1966, New Orleans Square opened, taking visitors back to a re-imagined French Quarter, c. 1850s. A month later, the park opened the […]

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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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