Police Raid 1941

Police Raid – Sunset Blvd Nighclubs – 1941

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On November 27, 1941, a Los Angeles police raid disrupted illegal drinking at the Club U’Gene (9131 Sunset Blvd.), the Cafe Society (8804 Sunset Blvd.), and Club Marcell (8730 Sunset Blvd) in the wee hours of the morning.  John Wayne was at the Club Marcell during the raid. However, customers weren’t the target. The police were after […]

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LAPD Pistol Range Elysian Park

Elysian Park – LAPD Pistol Range – 1928

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A simulated bank robbery is staged at the Los Angeles Police Department pistol range at Elysian Park, c. 1928. Pacific Southwest Trust & Savings Bank employees receive special training on how to protect themselves during an armed robbery. All photos from the Los Angeles Public Library.     2

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