The Palomar Ballroom at night, Los Angeles, circa 1930’s. This popular night spot was located at 245 S. Vermont Avenue, until it burnt to the ground in 1939.

(Source: photos.lapl.org)

"Girl Wanted": The Airplane Cafe in Los Angeles - featuring Real Chili and Good Coffee - circa 1924.

(Source: photos.lapl.org)

Angels Flight cars Sinai and Olivet cross paths above Clay Street, Los Angeles,1948.

(Source: photos.lapl.org)

Looking north at Beachwood Canyon and the Hollywoodland sign, with the San Fernando Valley clearly visible in the background, 1920’s.

(Source: photos.lapl.org)

Looking north on Highland Avenue at Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, 1937. Hollywood High School can be seen at far left, and in the center distance are the Hollywood United Methodist Church and the Hollywood First National Bank Building.

(Source: oac.cdlib.org)

Looking out over Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles, 1927.

(Source: photos.lapl.org)

A woman boards a crowded Los Angeles Motor Bus bound for Western Avenue, 1923.

(Source: catalog.library.ca.gov)

Fireworks over Venice, California, circa 1915.

(Source: digitallibrary.usc.edu)

The Broadway entrance of the Grand Central Market, Los Angeles, early 1920’s. The market took over the ground floor of the Homer Laughlin Building when the Ville de Paris Department Store moved to 7th Street in 1917. The Million Dollar Theater can be seen at right.

(Source: oac.cdlib.org)

A 6-minute drive through Bunker Hill and downtown Los Angeles in the 1940’s. Amazing footage of the long-gone residential neighborhood, many downtown landmarks, and the now-demolished Richfield Building on Flower Street.

(Source: archive.org)

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