The Aztec-influenced Art Deco Belmont Theater at night, Long Beach, 1929. The building still stands on 2nd Street, sans tower.

(Source: library.ca.gov)

Looking west down Hollywood Boulevard from Las Palmas, Los Angeles, 1955.

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The old Los Angeles County Courthouse, with City Hall in the background, late 1920’s. The Courthouse - seriously damaged in the Long Beach Earthquake of ‘33 - was demolished in 1936.

(Source: catalog.library.ca.gov)

As dusk gathers, a long, snaking line of cars wait to enter the first drive-in theater in Los Angeles, 1934. The theater was located at 10860 West Pico Boulevard.

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Amazing Kodachrome view of street life around the upper Angels Flight station, in its original Bunker Hill location at 3rd and Grand, 1960. Adjacent to the station is the old Elks Building, now demolished.

(Source: huntington.org)

Traffic on busy Hollywood Boulevard, looking east towards Vine Street, 1932. The Pantages marquee is visible at center-right.

(Source: lapl.org)

Women sharing a joke as they stroll down lower Spring Street near Main, Los Angeles, 1900’s.

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OC Reader Request: Downtown Santa Ana, looking down West 4th Street in 1936. The W.H. Spurgeon Building is visible in the background.

(Source: library.ca.gov)

Backlit by the morning sun: Los Angeles City Hall, looking south on Main Street, 1928.

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Traffic rolls north towards the Brown Derby on Vine, Hollywood, 1939.

(Source: lapl.org)

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