Looking Back to Mid Century Los Angeles

Vintage Los Angeles shared some great black and white photos that capture life in the 1950s in Los Angeles.

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The Farmers Market circa 1952 when shoppers wore suits and ties, stockings and hats. The wicker baskets were replaced with sturdier wooden pull carts, but the sunshine and small-town market feel still survives (even if our attire may be much less formal.)
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Looking north on Fairfax from Beverly Blvd  in 1945. The Fairfax Theatre building seen here on the northwest corner will no longer be a theater but is currently being converted into housing, see our Buzz piece for the story.

 

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The Hollywood Hotel operated on the corner of Hollywood and Highland from the 1902 to 1956. It was home to many silent film stars and a regular hot spot on Thursday nights with dances in the ballroom. The hotel was torn down in 1956 to make way for office buildings. The Hollywood and Highland complex now stands on this corner.

 

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About Julie Grist

Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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