The Pike in Long Beach, California, on a sunny day in 1936. A little boy solemnly regards the camera. In the background is the columned facade of the Plunge.
Night in Beverly Hills, 1930: The California Bank Building at 9441 Wilshire Boulevard. The building still stands, and is today known as Sterling Plaza. [Reader Request]
“Any Seat 20¢ Any Time”: The Leimert Theater at 3341 W. 43rd Pl. in Los Angeles, 1933. The theater still stands in Leimert Park.
A woman waits with her suitcase outside the Broadway-Hollywood Hotel in this evocative photograph by Russell Lee. Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, 1942.
Crossroads of the World, Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, 1939.
Unpaved roads, horse carriages and trolleys: looking south on Spring Street from 1st, Los Angeles, 1900’s.
Via the KTLA telecopter: a nearly completed Dodger Stadium and environs, January 1962. [Reader Request]
Reader Request: Looking north on Market Street in Inglewood, California, 1938. The streetcar rails and overhead lines have given way to landscaped medians and traffic-calming curbs.
Fantastic view of the Bullock’s Wilshire building in Los Angeles, 1946.
“Silverwoods, Hart Schaffner & Marx, Clothes”: The Miracle Mile, 1936.