Rows of cars at a drive in theater in Los Angeles, 1934.
Models cavorting on a Richfield Oil truck on the RKO backlot, Los Angeles, 1929.
A dramatic photo of the Richfield Tower’s spire in flames, 1954. The Art Deco landmark survived the inferno, only to face the wrecking ball in 1969.
“Royal Gives Time”: the Royal Credit Jewelers clock at night, 708 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, 1930.
Dodger Stadium aerial view, 1962.
“Mister, here’s a real paper!”: L.A. Times billboard and its model, 1935.
A clean, well-lighted place: the welcoming neon glow of Simon’s Drive-In Cafe at night, Wilshire and Fairfax, 1939.
The first telephone pay station in Los Angeles, at 228 S. Spring Street, 1899. The service was not cheap: that 50¢ per minute call to San Francisco would cost $13.58 per minute in today’s dollars.
The neon sign on the CBS-KNX radio studios on Sunset Boulevard, 1939.
A War Bonds event at the Hollywood Bowl, 1944.