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South Broadway shopping district, Vehicular traffic, pedestrians and houses in Los Angeles

Crowded South Broadway street shopping district of Los Angeles California in 1950. Intersection of 7th Street and S. Broadway Los Angeles. American Red Cross flags hang from many buildings and a sign "Give more than before" as part of a blood drive. Desmonds department store sign visible in distance on South Broadway. Traffic light on the street. Pedestrians crossing the street. Vehicular traffic of cars, trucks and streetcar trolleys on the street. Passengers step down from a streetcar at a stop. It is number 59 with a sign that reads, in part, South San Pedro. View of shops on S Broadway including Bullocks Department Store on the corner of 7th Street and Broadway, Le Roys at 633 South Broadway, Harris & Frank's. A policeman stands at the intersection and directs traffic. Near ground level view of legs and feet of pedestrians with late 1940s and early 1950's mens and womens fashions. 1940s and 1950 truck, bus, and car automobile traffic clogs streets and highways of Los Angeles. Clothes hanging in front of residential garden apartments. Two babies standing in doorway of ground floor apartment, and a young boy sitting on the building steps.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Los Angeles scenes including downtown, Hollywood area, La Cienega area homes with oil derricks in background.

Pedestrians crossing busy intersection in downtown Los Angeles in 1950. South La Cienega area in Los Angeles shows several small houses and numerous oil well derricks in view. Close up of Los Angeles oil pumping derrick. View of city and vehicular traffic on street in Hollywood with various late 1940s and 1950 cars and trucks passing by. Elevated, sweeping panoramic view of part of Hollywood in Los Angeles, with hills in background, and Hollywood sign seen in the distance, faintly.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People at a marketplace and beach along with various buildings including the LA Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California

Preparations made for participants and visitors to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. An aircraft in flight. Automobile traffic on road. Skyscrapers of Los Angeles. A crowded sidewalk. Cars parked in a parking lot. The air hostess announces to people aboard aircraft. Sketches of the famous personalities of Los Angeles. A trailer truck being driven off in the foreground. Traffic on fly overs. Houses in the city. Palm trees on a beach area. Cars parked in front of shops. People at a market place. A boy dances in a toprock breakdancing style. People watch the boy dance. People dance wearing skates. A woman dances. A man plays piano in an open ocean front market. A man performs a stunt and weightlifters workout lifting heavy weights at Venice Beach. Boys play racket sports. People ride bicycles and skate on a beach. An aircraft in flight and the airplane preparing to land at Los Angeles International Airport. People gathered at the 1932 Olympics watching runners leap hurdles in a race. Seats in stadium at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Entrance of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum . A man plays bugle. People in a stadium watch the horse race. Exteriors of the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Date: 1984
Duration: 3 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Street scenes near Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Streets in Los Angeles, California circa 1950

Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Hollywood landmarks in Los Angeles.

Hollywood, a district in the city of Los Angeles, California situated west-northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. 1940's and 1950 vehicle traffic seen from above and at street level at intersections of Hollywood and Vine and at Sunset and Vine. Landmarks: Building of The Broadway Hollywood Plaza, NBC Studio, CBS Studio, Grauman's Chinese Theater with some of the names of stars signed in the cement: Shirley Temple; Joe E Brown; Esther Williams; Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Farmer's Market in Los Angeles, California.

Many 1940's cars and automobiles in parking lot at Farmer's Market, a shopping center in Los Angeles, California. People do shopping in Farmer's Market. Grocers offer fresh products, fruits, vegetables and edibles of all kinds. People eat food at restaurants of Farmer's market.

Date: 1950
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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