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.

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

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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.

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A spotlight shines on the 4 Star Theater at 5112 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1941. The Art Deco building still stands, but is set to be demolished this year.

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Models sporting the latest in women’s business attire pose on the Angel’s Flight Railway, Los Angeles, 1965.

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Before stop lights: A seemingly impenetrable thicket of traffic, with cars, trolleys, horse-drawn carriages, and pedestrians, 7th and Broadway, Los Angeles, 1920’s.

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Oscar Night, 1959: An eager crowd pours into the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. 

(Source: lapl.org)

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