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Fantastic book, loving tribute to their fansBy sparky47Fantastic book, loving tribute to their fans. Fascinating intro by Anthony. I've always wondered what that side of life they inhabit may look like. And I guess if I ran into people with tattoos of me on their arms, or people trying to look like me it would be a strange, strange thing. I went to see them recently and they put on a solid show. It was completed in when the city had fewer than 18, residents , and was then known as the "Beverly Wilshire Apartment Hotel".
An Olympic-sized swimming pool was built and championship tennis courts were added, with tennis champion Pancho Gonzalez as tennis director. The hotel changed hands in and again in , when it was purchased by a group of investors headed by Hernando Courtright. The singer Elvis Presley and later the actor Warren Beatty lived several years in the hotel. It was also the home of John Lennon, when he was separated for several months from his wife Yoko Ono.
The American socialite and Woolworth department store heiress Barbara Hutton spent her last years in near poverty and poor health in the hotel and died there in May Acquired by Regent International Hotels in , the room luxury hotel has been managed by the Four Seasons Hotel since Designed by L. Smith, this was the first vaudeville and movie theater to be built in Beverly Hills.
The first building on the west side of the road left began as the Victor Hugo Restaurant. It was next occupied by the salon of Adrian as pictured , the movie costumer and designer of couture gowns for the discerning and very wealthy woman. It later became a Lane Bryant store. The building was eventually razed.
The parking lot is where the Chase Bank building originally Bank of America now stands. The Adrian lot is the site of an office building where MGM is headquartered. Conrad Hilton opened the Beverly Hilton in Architect Welton Becket designed the hotel as a showpiece with rooms. From to , Court Flight scaled the eastern flank of Bunker Hill, a few blocks north of the better-known Angels Flight. Billed as the "shortest railway in the world," the foot incline railway began at Broadway between First and Temple, across the street from the LA County Courthouse and Hall of Records.
By the s, the clientele changed. Many of the estimated 1, daily riders were government workers using Court Flight to connect with cheap parking on Bunker Hill.
Christy Mathewson and Babe Ruth flourished and waned, and the cinema advanced from the Biograph stage to talking films as he sat behind the control levers of the two fourteen-passenger wooden trams that crawled almost vertically up the slope. And last week Mrs. Vandegrift, widow of this Sam who has been dead for two years, received a renewal of her operation franchise…. The funicular operated for 39 years, but World War II spelled its doom. Low ridership depressed profits, and the railway struggled to find engineers and conductors in the wartime labor market. In , unable to keep the line profitable, owner Annie Vandegrift closed Court Flight.
It would never reopen. Court Flight was closed in early Then on Oct. The Simon brothers had operated a chain of successful dairy lunch counters in downtown Los Angeles, and in decided to capitalize on the growing car culture of Los Angeles by opening auto friendly locations in the emerging commercial centers of Wilshire Boulevard, Sunset and Ventura Boulevards.
The format was wildly successful, and the chain had grown from stores in to more than stores by , and to over 15, stores all over the east coast and Midwest by In the early s, the first California stores were opened, adding some credibility to the company name. A well-publicized corporate reorganization in and did little to stem the decline, and the next two decades were defined by declining sales, closing stores, and failed format changes.
Built in , this Art Deco structure has stood the test of time. It was originally the Sontag Drug Store, one of the largest drug stores in America at the time. It was also one of the first to allow customers to browse and choose their own products rather than requesting them from a clerk behind a counter.
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The exterior is notable for its foot tower whose top is sheathed in copper, tarnished green. At one time, the tower peak had a light that could be seen for miles around. Bullock's Wilshire's innovation was that it was one of the first department stores in Los Angeles to cater to the burgeoning automobile culture.
It was located in a then-mostly residential district, its objective to attract shoppers who wanted a closer place to shop than Downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Norman W. Clara R. The land consisted of tar seeps and oil wells and Shatto requested that it be developed into a park.
Canary Island palm trees and jacaranda were planted in the area of what became known as Sunset Park. Local groups requested that the name be changed to commemorate Marquis de Lafayette, a military officer of the American Revolutionary War.
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The name was officially changed in A statue of him was erected in , close to the Wilshire Boulevard entrance. Lafayette Park's vicinity has seen the construction of numerous architecturally significant buildings. From the s through the s, the area around Lafayette Park became less desirable and more dangerous.
It was later converted for use as low-income housing. Stan's was a chain of drive-in's with at least a dozen LA locations in the late 's and 60's. The first segment of the Hollywood Freeway built was a one and a half mile stretch through the Cahuenga Pass. It was then known as the "Cahuenga Pass Freeway. Ever since the legendary oil tycoon Edward L.
Doheny and his partner, Charles A. Canfield, struck oil northwest of downtown Los Angeles in , extracting petroleum from the land beneath Southern California has been a major part of the Southern California economy and its landscape. That included the beach areas as well. In the s the Santa Monica via Beverly Hills line had the highest patronage of any inter-city or suburban line of the Pacific Electric Railway. Once a backlot of 20th Century Fox, which still has its headquarters just to the southwest, the Fox studio commissioned a master-plan development from Welton Becket Associates, which was unveiled at a major press event on the "western" backlot in In , after Fox suffered a string of expensive flops, culminating with the financial strain put on the studio by the very expensive production of Cleopatra, the film studio sold about acres to developer William Zeckendorf and Aluminum Co.
The new owners conceived Century City as "a city within a city. The photo above was taken one day after Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
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On February 19, , President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the internment of Japanese Americans with Executive Order Shortly thereafter, the Little Tokyo area was emptied. The full caption for this photograph reads: Los Angeles, California. Evacuees will be assigned to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. The internment of Japanese Americans was applied unequally as a geographic matter: all who lived on the West Coast were interned, while in Hawaii, where ,plus Japanese Americans comprised over one-third of the population, only 1, to 1, were interned.
Sixty-two percent of the internees were American citizens. In , Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed legislation that apologized for the internment on behalf of the U. The legislation said that government actions were based on "race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership".
For a brief time, the area became known as Bronzeville as African Americans and also Native Americans moved into the vacated properties and opened up nightclubs and restaurants. After the internment ended, the Bronzeville residents mainly moved to other areas. After the war, due to lack of housing in Little Tokyo, Japanese Americans returning from the camps moved into areas surrounding the downtown, into apartments and boarding houses.
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Notably, Boyle Heights, just east of Little Tokyo, had a large Japanese American population in the s as it had before the internment until the arrival of Mexican and Latino immigrants replaced most of them. In the late s, a redevelopment movement started in Little Tokyo as Japanese corporations expanded overseas operations and many of them set up their US headquarters in the Los Angeles area. Several new shopping plazas and hotels opened, along with branches of some major Japanese banks.
Although this redevelopment resulted in many new buildings and shopping centers, there are still some of the original Little Tokyo buildings and restaurants, especially along First Street.