I lived in L.A. for 8 years and still hold it in high esteem.
I recently spent several months going through some 50,000+ photos from the USC Digital Archives* and the Los Angeles Public Library.
Many of the photographs have a romantic quality to them.
I always felt this was a 'noir' city, especially in the winter when the warm Santa Ana winds swept through the basin.
I lived on Hancock between Santa Monica Blvd. and Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
Amazingly, the small bungalow where I lived is still there.
Here are the photographs of Los Angeles.
I will continue posting them over the next several months.
Please feel free to add any old L.A. photos you might have.
"The University of Southern California owns copyright to many of the images posted in this forum. The original images and descriptive metadata
can be found in the USC Digital Library <http://digitallibrary.usc.edu>, along with rights and licensing information."
above: Los Angeles, New Year's Eve. December 31, 1951
from City Hall 1952.
Sorry, imageshack has lost this image
above: downtown L.A. looking northeast, around 1965
above: This is one of my favorites! The rotating beacon is visible atop City Hall,
and a portion of Bunker Hill can be seen on the lower left. The year is 1951.
The Richfield tower can be seen in the distance.
The Richfield Building with it's 146-foot tower in 1955
Downtown from the south in the 1930s.
Note the Richfield Building in the far distance.