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Offline dbeechum

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Apropros of nothing, but history
« on: September 09, 2011, 03:03:17 PM »
This is a piece of LA that's long, long gone - a 1940's film of a drive through the Bunker Hill section of downtown LA. Not 20 years later, that whole section - all those old queen anne houses were ripped down and roads buried and churned to create the foundation of LA's modern skyscraper zone.

http://blogging.la/2011/09/09/baby-lets-cruise-1940s-bunker-hill/
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Re: Apropros of nothing, but history
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 03:34:51 PM »
Can't help but think of Steve Martin in LA Story... "Some of them literally decades old!"  ;D
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Re: Apropros of nothing, but history
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 10:10:06 AM »
Dining guide to LA in 1941:
http://lileks.com/misc/la41/index.html

And in '62:
http://lileks.com/misc/key62/index.html

Interesting stuff!

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Re: Apropros of nothing, but history
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 11:05:32 AM »
Sad to see how many of those places are gone (over 95% of them)
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