Los Angeles Confidential: Gunfight at the Gayway in 1948 … a Los Angeles noir story! OFFICER SHOT DOWN IN BAR GUN BATTLE Alleged Bandit Also Wounded and Captured; Patrons Dive for Safety as Bullets Fly LOS ANGELES TIMES (December 7, 1948) — A plainclothes police officer was shot down seriously wounded and a suspect holdup […]
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.
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 of 6th Street. Disclosure: The link below is an affiliate link, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if […]
Los Angeles – Southern California photos from the 1910s. Above: the intersection of Fourth and Main, no later than 1917. The Hotel Lankershim, (230 West Seventh Street). The bottom postcard probably dates to around 1910, the year of the Los Angeles International Air Meet, which was the first major air show in the United […]
Above photo: Main Street, looking north from around 6th Street. The photo was taken on May 8, 1901, the day U.S. President William McKinley visited Los Angeles. The Los Angeles High School football team, circa 1899-1900. According to the Los Angeles Times, the high school occasionally played colleges and universities to fill its season. […]
Newsflash from the Past: Sheriff to Destroy Gambling Gear Los Angeles Times, November 10, 1955 — The Sheriff’s Department today plans to destroy some thousands of dollars’ worth of gambling equipment confiscated in raids during the last two years. Sheriff [Eugene W.] Biscailuz will supervise the destruction of the paraphernalia. It consists of pinball, marble […]
Los Angeles. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by Kuchel & Dresel, in the Clerk’s Office of the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Cal. Los Angeles as it appeared in Vol. 5 of the quarto edition of the Pacific Railroad Reports in 1855. The Los Angeles City […]
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 1929 –(UP)—After successfully escaping capture by 10 police cars that were searching for them, three men, accused of robbery and automobile theft were arrested early this morning by a lone patrolman who happened to notice the license number on their car. The men, Lewis Kruger, 24, Frank Forbes, 24, and Herman […]