Originally Posted by fhammon
Quoted for truth.
Great project! What's the time span going to be? How far back? What area? Downtown?
I have a personal obsession with L.A. from 1850 - 1890
I'm a big fan of the books by Harris Newmark and Horace Bell
I wish somebody would make a movie or TV series about Los Angeles in the mid to late 1800s.
It was a lot more interesting and often a lot more dangerous than Deadwood ever was.
I'm going back as far as Photography will take me. Once we built the Pico House, we could then extrapolate other buildings photographed with it and then once we built those, worked our way out. As of right now, I'm working on downtown, Pershing Square, bunker hill. The places that have really changed over the years.
If I can find the money, eventually, I'd like to do the entire city at least as far back as 1900. Just imagine LA Noir, but you have a time slider in your car (or on your watch) and as you drive around, you can see what is there now or what was earlier.
Eventually, I want to populate the different eras with period cars and fashions. Plus, I want to have a button that makes foliage disappear so we can actually see some of these places today.
Anyway, it's years and huge$$$ until I can get it done but it is my dream! And this thread feeds it every day.