twostriptechnicolor:

Making gifs has turned into a fine way to unwind lately… shown here- The original Brown Derby, on Wilshire Blvd. in 1934.

twostriptechnicolor:

Making gifs has turned into a fine way to unwind lately… shown here- The original Brown Derby, on Wilshire Blvd. in 1934.

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lameekly:

How beautifully sleazerific!
A color photo taken from across the street at night, showing Philippe’s name in neon lights and a large arrow in neon pointing up the side of the 2-story building.
Photo by Tom LaBonge, courtesy of the LAPL photo collection

lameekly:

How beautifully sleazerific!

A color photo taken from across the street at night, showing Philippes name in neon lights and a large arrow in neon pointing up the side of the 2-story building.

Photo by Tom LaBonge, courtesy of the LAPL photo collection

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Today in history: April 29, 1992 - Los Angeles erupts against the “not guilty” verdict for the four LAPD cops that beat Rodney King. 
The beating by the notoriously brutal and racist LAPD was caught on videotape but the cops still were found “not guilty” in a mockery of justice. Anger boiled over as whole sections of Los Angeles rose up for 6 days in one of the largest rebellions in U.S. history. Estimates of property damages topped one billion dollars. The rebellion only ended after soldiers from the California Army National Guard, along with U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton were called in. Angry and militant protests also rippled out throughout California and the rest of the country.

Today in history: April 29, 1992 - Los Angeles erupts against the “not guilty” verdict for the four LAPD cops that beat Rodney King.

The beating by the notoriously brutal and racist LAPD was caught on videotape but the cops still were found “not guilty” in a mockery of justice. Anger boiled over as whole sections of Los Angeles rose up for 6 days in one of the largest rebellions in U.S. history. Estimates of property damages topped one billion dollars. The rebellion only ended after soldiers from the California Army National Guard, along with U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton were called in. Angry and militant protests also rippled out throughout California and the rest of the country.

(Source: fuckyeahmarxismleninism, via timeandcircumstance)

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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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