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April 11, 2017

37 Fantastic Color Photos Capture Downtown of Los Angeles in the 1940s

Here is a fantastic photo collection that shows street scenes of Los Angeles in the 1940s.


Hawaii Theater, 5941 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1940

Looking north on Westwood Boulevard from Wilshire, Los Angeles, 1940

Hollywood High School, Los Angeles, 1941

Looking east on 5th Street from Figueroa, Los Angeles, 1941

Looking east on Wilshire Boulevard from Detroit Street, Los Angeles, 1941

Looking north on Westwood Boulevard at Wilshire, Los Angeles, 1941

Looking northeast across the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 1941

Looking west on Hollywood Boulevard at N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, 1941

Oil rigs, Signal Hill, Los Angeles, 1941

 Looking west on Wilshire Boulevard from the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, 1942

Greyhound, 6th and Los Angeles streets, 1943

Looking east on Hollywood Boulevard from Cahuenga, Los Angeles, 1943

Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles, 1944

Wilshire Boulevard lightshow, Los Angeles, 1945

Los Angeles Railway Birney no. 1031 rolls through the intersection of Temple and Edgeware, 1946

The Players Club, 8225 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1946

Looking north on Broadway from just north of 10th Street, Los Angeles, 1947

NBC Radio City, Sunset Boulevard at Vine Street, Los Angeles, 1947

Late construction shot of Park La Brea, Los Angeles, 1948

Looking north on Vine Street from NBC Radio City, Los Angeles, 1948

Looking north on Vine Street from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1948

 Looking west from Hope Street, Los Angeles, 1948

Looking west on Hollywood Boulevard at Vine Street, Los Angeles, 1948

Looking west on Hollywood Boulevard from Las Palmas, Los Angeles, 1948

Looking northeast at Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, 1949

Looking northeast on Los Angeles Street at Sunset Boulevard, 1949

NBC Radio City, Sunset and Vine, Los Angeles, 1949

Ralphs, Wilshire Boulevard and Crescent Drive, Los Angeles, 1949

Snowfall in Los Angeles, 1949

Toluca Yard, Los Angeles, 1949

Hudson Sales & Service, Los Angeles, ca. 1940s

Looking east on Hollywood Boulevard at Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, ca. 1940s

Looking east on Hollywood Boulevard at Ivar, Los Angeles, ca. 1940s

 Looking northeast across N. Main Street, Los Angeles, ca. 1940s

McDonnell's, Los Angeles, ca. 1940s

Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, ca. 1940s

Venice Boulevard at Hope Street, Los Angeles, ca. 1940s



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