Life in Los Angeles in the 1930s Above photo: Downtown Los Angeles in 1930. Howe’s “At the Sign of the Indian” Complete Motor Service, located at 7456 Melrose Avenue, circa 1930. Proprietor: Leon D. Howe. (Photo: LAPL 00057621) The Umbrella Service Station, General Petroleum Gas, circa 1930, once located at 830 South La […]
“We were pioneers in a brand-new medium. Everything’s fun when you’re young.” — Mary Pickford “In the Valentine Stock Company when she was five years old, the man who owned the company asked to have her for a part he had in mind. He said, ‘I think you could do it, Mary,’ and Mary said, […]
Then and Now: Hollywood Blvd. and Western Avenue. Top photo is from 1981.
Los Angeles – Southern California photos from the 1910s. Above: the intersection of Fourth and Main, no later than 1917. The Hotel Lankershim, formerly on the corner of Broadway and 7th. This postcard probably dates to around 1910, the year of the Los Angeles International Air Meet, which was the first major air show […]