Female Stars

Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll

“When I was a child, I was made to feel that black was not beautiful. I suppose I felt that by the time I was four years old. The old formula for success was how close you could come to the white singer and the white actor, for the big night  clubs and the important […]

1920s

Life in Los Angeles: The Roaring 20s

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Los Angeles traffic jam

A pictorial look at Los Angeles in the Roaring 20s! Above photo: A traffic jam in 1920.   A vintage 1920s postcard of Los Angeles’ “Busy Broadway.” The view looks south from 6th Street.     The 500 block of S. Broadway in 1920.   The Chocolate Shop moved from its original location on Fifth Street […]

History

Santa Monica Beach Photos

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Santa Monica Beach

A glass plate photo of Santa Monica beach, c. 1880s or 1890s.   The Santa Monica Bath House, circa 1877, located at the end of Utah Avenue, which is better known today as Broadway. The building was constructed by Baker & Jones and was owned by J. W. Scott. (LAPL: 00067797)   Santa Monica Beach in […]