Celebrity Portraits

Betty Grable – quotes and photos

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Betty Grable

“I’m strictly an enlisted man’s girl.” – Betty Grable   “Betty Grable is getting 14,400 fan letters a month, and the number is spurting up by the day. Of this 91 percent is from service men….Betty Grable is fast becoming known around Hollywood as the Pin Up Girl – the star with the most pictures […]

Celebrity Portraits

Lana Turner – Photos and Quotes

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Lana Turner 1943

“If the public knew me, I wouldn’t be as glamorous as I’m painted, and I wouldn’t be as scatterbrained.” – Lana Turner  Source: Kate Holliday (1943)   “Well, they didn’t say I shouldn’t get married, but on the other hand, they indicated I’d probably get farther if I stayed single.” — Lana Turner Source: 1939 […]

History

Los Angeles Union Station

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Union Station Concourse

The Union Station ticket concourse in April 1939, a month before the new station opened. (LAPL 00050779)   Downtown’s Union Station in 1939, the year it opened. (Photo: Herman J. Schultheis/LAPL)   Two women stand outside in 1939.   Photo: Oct. 29, 1943.   A vintage view of Union Station.    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa […]