Bootlegger's disco dancing

Bootlegger’s – Pico Blvd. – disco dancing – 1978

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Disco dancing at Bootlegger’s (11637 W. Pico Blvd.) in 1978. The location is now the Plan B Gentleman’s Club & Cigar Lounge.(Photographer: Dean Musgrove / LAPL 00087647)

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Century City 1970s

Century City – 1970s

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Japanese tourists visiting Century City sometime around the mid 1970s.

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Cessna crash

Cessna Crash – 2257 Pacific Coast Highway – 1978

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A Cessna crash lands in front of a bar located at 2257 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, CA, in December of 1978.

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Bootmobile Quality Shoes

Quality Shoes’ Bootmobile – 1970s

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Quality Shoes’ Bootmobile, circa early 1970s. The shoe store’s address is 11427 Santa Monica Blvd.

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Ambassador Hotel 1978

Ambassador Hotel – Wilshire Blvd – 1978

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There aren’t too many photos of the Ambassador Hotel from the 1970s. But the Los Angeles Public Library has a few. This one was taken in 1978 by Anne Laskey. By this time, the Ambassador was definitely rumored to be a haunted by more than one ghost. LAPL 00090134.

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Hollywood 1970s

Hollywood Blvd – 1970s

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Hollywood Blvd. and its surrounding streets in the 1970s. Above photo:┬áThe Cinne Arts Theatre, formerly at 5651 Hollywood Boulevard, in 1975. (Photographer: Myron Dubee/ LAPL 00050068).   Benny’s restaurant, Twilight Magazines and Movie Arcade, and Mel’s Salon of Beauty in Hollywood, circa 1977. According to old directories,┬áBenny’s address was 1639 Wilcox in the 1960s. As […]

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Evel Knievel gets 6 months for assault – 1977

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Evel Knievel gets 6 months for assault SANTA MONICA, CA. November 15, 1977 (AP) — Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel has been given one week to get his affairs in order before he begins serving six months in jail for beating his former press agent with a baseball bat. Superior Court Judge Edward Rafeedie compared Knievel’s […]

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