Beach attire, circa 1905: Well dressed Angelenos promenading down Windward Avenue in Venice, California.
"Happy Landing": The crowded sidewalk beneath the Loew’s State Theater marquee, 7th and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, 1938.
Pasadena at night, 1906. Streetcar tracks and their flanking streetlights stretch into the far distance. [Reader Request]
A chauffeur keeps the Lincoln idling outside the Maddux Air Lines office on Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles, 1929.
Looking down on traffic in the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue, 1933. Viewed from the Pellissier Building (Wiltern Theater) in what is now the Koreatown District of Los Angeles.
Making an entrance: a guest is attended by a bellhop and her chauffeur as she arrives at the Shangri-La Hotel, 1301 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, 1940.
Julius Shulman (circa 1960): The May Department store building at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax, Los Angeles.
"Bunker Hill: A Work in Progress" This video from the Getty Center’s fantastic Overdrive exhibit - which runs through July 21 - features amazing (and heartbreaking) footage of Bunker Hill through the years.
The rain-slicked streets of Los Angeles: Broadway at night, as seen from a room in the Lankershim Hotel, 1940’s.
A vista, vanished: The view from Court Hill in Los Angeles, looking south on Hill Street in 1951. The hill was later leveled to make way for Civic Center development.