The illuminated art deco signage and central tower of McDonnell’s Drive In, Beverly and La Brea, Los Angeles, 1930’s.

(Source: library.ca.gov)

Angels Flight crossing over Clay Street, Los Angeles, 1960. Every building on either side of the street would meet the wrecking ball within a few short years.

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Night outside the Hollywood Bowl, with the Muse of Music reflected in a still, placid pool, 1940’s.

(Source: lapl.org)

Hollywood Park in a color postcard view from 1956. The famed horse-racing venue will close its doors forever after its final race this Sunday.

(Source: calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu)

A bucolic postcard view of the Angelino Heights district of Los Angeles, circa 1890.

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The Wiltern Theater at night, Los Angeles, 1935.

(Source: lapl.org)

A snowball fight breaks out among passengers and conductors on the Pacific Electric Alpine Division Trolley bound for Ye Alpine Tavern, Mount Lowe, 1933.

(Source: lapl.org)

Color view of an eastbound LATL streetcar at 7th and Grand, downtown Los Angeles, 1956.

(Source: Flickr / metrolibraryarchive)

Night on the Miracle Mile: looking east at the neon signage of the Silverwoods in the Wilshire Tower building, 1930’s.

(Source: library.ca.gov)

Reader Request: The Dolores Drive-In, West Los Angeles, California, 1959. Photo by Marie Cosindas.

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