Landmarks and street scenes in Hollywood and Los Angeles California circa 1950. People stand on streets of Los Angeles. A traffic light on the street with a sign reading 'Stop'. Cars and buses on the roads. Pedestrians cross streets. Red Cross flags fly from many buildings on the street. A street car or trolley passes. View of Grauman's Chinese Theater. Heavy traffic on freeway and streets of Los Angeles, as seen from street corners and point of view shots from a moving vehicle. Cars on South Grand Avenue at the Biltmore Hotel (510 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles). Smog visible in some of the scenes. View from inside descending rail car on the Los Angeles Incline Railway (Angel's Flight narrow gauge funicular railway) at 3rd and Hill Streets. Passengers on the other car pass as they ascend.
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.
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.
Water supply landmarks and greenery of the city ofLos Angeles, California circa 1950: View of snow covered high Sierra Mountains 240 miles north of Los Angeles. Various canals, dams, and aqueducts that make up the water supply system. Includes the Los Angeles Aqueduct Pipeline (Jawbone Siphon) and the Parker Dam on the Colorado River. Pipes with dam, developed gardens, gardens around houses, Various flowers, roses, jacaranda trees in bloom and trees on both sides of road.
View of City Hall building in Los Angeles circa 1950. Camera view pans down to shops and other buildings in the 200 and 100 blocks of North Main Street, Los Angeles, California. Pedestrians cross the street. A sign reads 'No Parking'. A road is lined on either side by trees. Various views of Los Angeles landmarks: A sign reads 'Hancock Park, La Brea Pits'. View of Griffith Observatory. Scenes in China town and view of Grauman's Chinese Theater with visitors looking at movie star names in cement of sidewalk on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photographer takes pictures. A license plate on an out-of-town vehicle, from Idaho, reads 'World Famous Potatoes' and contains picture of a potato.
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.