A fedora’d passerby peers into the camera at the corner of Hollywood and Vine on a sunny day in 1938.

(Source: lapl.org)

Los Angeles before the car was king: trolleys, bikes, horse-drawn carriages, the Angels Flight, and shoe leather were the modes of transport on Third Street in 1905.

(Source: lapl.org)

A moody, soft-focus view down Hollywood Boulevard, night, 1930.

(Source: lapl.org)

A street fight breaks out in front of the Novelty Theater on Main Street, Los Angeles, circa 1937.

(Source: lapl.org)

A lone figure climbs the steps of a backlit Los Angeles City Hall, 1928.

(Source: lapl.org)

A Pacific Electric Red Car trolley trundles along the western edge of Echo Park on its way to Hollywood, 1950’s.

(Source: uncanny.net)

The Art Deco Sears tower in Boyle Heights at night, Los Angeles, date unknown.

The Art Deco Sears tower in Boyle Heights at night, Los Angeles, date unknown.

(Source: waterandpower.org)

A shining DC-3 parked in front of the Grand Central Airport terminal as night falls, Glendale, California, 1940’s.

(Source: pbs.org)

Hollywood stars of yesteryear beating the Southern California heat poolside, 1930-1960 Hollywood stars of yesteryear beating the Southern California heat poolside, 1930-1960 Hollywood stars of yesteryear beating the Southern California heat poolside, 1930-1960 Hollywood stars of yesteryear beating the Southern California heat poolside, 1930-1960 Hollywood stars of yesteryear beating the Southern California heat poolside, 1930-1960 Hollywood stars of yesteryear beating the Southern California heat poolside, 1930-1960

    Hollywood stars of yesteryear beating the Southern California heat poolside, 1930-1960

    (Source: lapl.org)

    The International style L.A. Department of Water and Power building at night, 1965.

    (Source: nbm.org)

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