Los Angeles Athletic Club

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The Los Angeles Athletic Club, designed by architects John Parkinson and Edwin Bergstrom, was nicknamed “the Club” shortly after it opened in 1912. Its address is 431 West Seventh Street. According to Photoplay Magazine, the Los Angeles Athletic Club quickly became the “capital of the screen rialto – the Lambs, Players and Friars rolled into one.” […]

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Long Beach

Long Beach photos

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This turn of the 20th Century postcard is confusing because it claims that Long Beach, California, had the longest beach on the Pacific Coast. However, Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State is considered the longest beach in the United States (some say the world, though this claim is disputed). If that isn’t confusing enough, several […]

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Hollyhock House 1939

Hollyhock House – 4808 Hollywood Blvd

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The den of the Hollyhock House located at 4808 Hollywood Boulevard (near Sunset and Vermont), circa 1939. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, it was built between the years 1917 and 1920. In 1927, Barnsdall donated the house and surrounding property to the City of Los Angeles in order for it […]

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Norma Shearer Louis B. Mayer Jean Harlow funeral

Forest Lawn – Glendale – photos

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Norma Shearer and Louis B. Mayer attending Jean Harlow‘s funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale on June 9, 1937. (LAPL 00115420)   Five Sing Babies sculpture from Glendale’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park back in the 1940s, maybe earlier. I’m not sure if it is still there today.   In 1963, approximately 1.5 million people visited the Forest Lawn […]

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Griffith Observatory

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The Griffith Observatory under construction in 1933. If you look closely, you can see a man sitting on one of the steel girders. (LAPL 00063956)   Photographer Herman J. Schultheis snaps a photo of his wife Ethel on the opening day of the Griffith Observatory, May 14, 1935. (Photographer: Herman J. Schultheis / LAPL 00068738) […]

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Venice Canals in 1905. The photo was taken the same year the project was completed. (LAPL)

Venice Canals

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A canal in 1905. The photo was taken the same year the Venice Canals project was completed. (LAPL)   A mother and child enjoying a gondola ride through a Venice Canal in 1907. The canals were barely two years old at the time this photo was taken. (LAPL 00005810)   Circa 1910. A gondola ride, […]

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Eagle Rock – Los Angeles

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Eagle Rock in 1908. The northeast valley of Eagle Rock in 1910. (LAPL 00044175)   Twins pose near Eagle Rock in the 1920s. (USC Digital Archive)   Swinging near Eagle Rock, c. 1923.

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Dodger Stadium 1962

Dodger Stadium

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Dodger Stadium, circa 1962.  

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Echo Park 1900

Echo Park Lake – Los Angeles

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Echo Park Lake in 1900. (LAPL)   Bicyclists at Echo Park in 1900. (LAPL)   The lake in 1900.   Echo Park Lake in 1929. (LAPL)

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Cinerama Dome

Cinerama Dome – 6360 Sunset Boulevard

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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   Opening night on November 2, 1963. The movie was “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” (LAPL 00028697)    A caricature of John Belushi from the movie 1941 […]

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