Chinatown building in view. A house surrounded by trees with waterwheel pumping decorative display. Houses along streets of Los Angeles. An elevated view of city of Los Angeles. Automobiles and pedestrians on Los Angeles streets. Large buildings and lots housing movie production studios; motion picture studio buildings.
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.
Frank McLaughlin, director of the State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA), and Roy W. Pilling, Director of the Los Angeles County Relief Administration (LACRA), and other state and county officials in meetings at the Los County Headquarters on Flower Street to discuss the LACRA in Los Angeles, California. Relief workers and citizens during the Great Depression tend a State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) community garden. They till the soil and plant seeds. Workers dig an irrigation ditch and hand weed the garden rows. Two men eat turnips grown in the field. Men load vegetables onto cart to be taken to the food division of the Surplus Commodities Warehouse for free distribution to hungry families.
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.