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.

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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. 

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A neon-drenched coffee and doughnut joint at night, downtown Los Angeles, 1937.

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