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batteredshoes:

Signal Hill

batteredshoes:

Signal Hill

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gasoline-station:

B. Anthony Stewart “Signal Hill” California Photograph 
A forest of oil derricks makes a ghostly backdrop for a conversation in Signal Hill, California, in 1941.

gasoline-station:

B. Anthony Stewart “Signal Hill” California Photograph

A forest of oil derricks makes a ghostly backdrop for a conversation in Signal Hill, California, in 1941.

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lameekly:

The Griffith Observatory, 1935-1937.

The first two photos were taken on its opening day, May 14, 1935.

The third photo has the heavy front doors Greg always struggles to open.

photo courtesy of the LAPL photo collection

photo taken by Herman Schultheis

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lameekly:

The projector inside the Griffith Planetarium and The Foucault Pendulum 

photo courtesy of the LAPL photo collection

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burleskateer:


Gypsy Rose Lee   (aka. Louise Hovick)
Vintage candid photo features Gypsy posing in front of a trailer from her 1949 ‘Royal American Shows’ travelling tent show.. ‘Royal American’ was one of the longest-running Carnival circuit burlesque shows.. And the previous year, Sally Rand had broken box office records, travelling with the same organization..

burleskateer:

Gypsy Rose Lee   (aka. Louise Hovick)

Vintage candid photo features Gypsy posing in front of a trailer from her 1949 ‘Royal American Shows’ travelling tent show.. ‘Royal American’ was one of the longest-running Carnival circuit burlesque shows.. And the previous year, Sally Rand had broken box office records, travelling with the same organization..

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indypendent-thinking:

Gypsy Rose Lee. Early studio portrait. Hilton Studio (Kansas City, MD)

indypendent-thinking:

Gypsy Rose Lee. Early studio portrait. Hilton Studio (Kansas City, MD)

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hoodoothatvoodoo:

Gypsy Rose Lee
1930s

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Gypsy Rose Lee

1930s

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California is a place in which a boom mentality and a sense of Chekhovian loss meet in uneasy suspension; in which the mind is troubled by some buried but ineradicable suspicion that things had better work here, because here, beneath that immense bleached sky, is where we run out of continent.

—Joan Didion, “Notes from a Native Daughter,” in Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968).

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