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Know Your City, No. 9 – Central Library
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Know Your City, No. 9 – Central Library

Posted On: 12:47 a.m. | November 24, 2015

1955 image of the Los Angeles Central Public Library. View Post»

1927 Verdugo Hills brush fire
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1927 Verdugo Hills brush fire

Posted On: 12:27 a.m. | November 20, 2015

In 1927, Verdugo Hills brushfire destroys over 90 structures in Sunset Canyon. View Post»

Know Your City, No. 14 -- Mudd Hall at USC
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Know Your City, No. 14 — Mudd Hall at USC

Posted On: 12:28 a.m. | November 18, 2015

Night view of the Mudd Memorial Hall of Philosophy and Library at USC. View Post»

1954 roundup of illegal immigrants
  • Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

1954 roundup of illegal immigrants

Posted On: 12:27 a.m. | November 15, 2015

In June, 1954, the Los Angeles Times covered a large roundup of illegal immigrants conducted by the Federal Government. View Post»

Maya Plisetskaya performs 'The Dying Swan'

Maya Plisetskaya performs ‘The Dying Swan’

Posted On: 12:17 a.m. | November 12, 2015

Maya Plisetskaya, 66, performing “The Dying Swan” at Pasadena Civic Auditorium during a benefit program for Los Angeles Classical Ballet. View Post»

5,000 'teeth' in desert puzzle Baker
  • Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

5,000 ‘teeth’ in desert puzzle Baker

Posted On: 12:53 a.m. | November 8, 2015

The old prospector claimed a UFO blew up, leaving thousands of pieces - all standing upright - in the middle of Silver Dry Lake. Residents of Baker, California, didn't buy that explanation – but who or what left 5,000 foot tall objects standing in the dry lake? View Post»

Three buildings destroyed by 1938 explosion
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Three buildings destroyed by 1938 explosion

Posted On: 12:37 a.m. | November 2, 2015

Explosion at Slauson and Boyle Avenues destroyed a cafe, garage and service station. View Post»

'Elvira, Mistress of the Dark'

‘Elvira, Mistress of the Dark’

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | October 28, 2015

Cassandra Peterson, as Elvira, is tied to a stake in scene from her movie “Evira: Mistress of the Dark.” View Post»

The Witch's House
  • Mary Frampton / Los Angeles Times

The Witch’s House

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | October 22, 2015

The Spadena House - aka, the witch's house - occupies the Beverly Hills corner of Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue. View Post»

Lake at Westlake Park
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Lake at Westlake Park

Posted On: 12:17 a.m. | October 21, 2015

Miss Sylvia Aleks and Otto Val Rzehak feed the visiting sea gulls while they boat ride at Westlake Park, now named MacArthur Park. View Post»

1930 dedication of Los Angeles Municipal Airport
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1930 dedication of Los Angeles Municipal Airport

Posted On: 12:12 a.m. | October 20, 2015

In 1930, Los Angeles Municipal Airport is dedicated during a two day airshow. View Post»

Know Your City No. 224 – City Hall South Lawn
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Know Your City No. 224 – City Hall South Lawn

Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | October 19, 2015

This mage of Los Angeles City Hall South Lawn was used in the Know Your City photography series. View Post»

Lulu and her silent-movie-era camera
  • Steve Fontanini / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Lulu and her silent-movie-era camera

Posted On: 12:17 a.m. | October 16, 2015

Leontine (Lulu) Phelan with a hand-cranked Bell & Howell camera used in the early days of the motion picture industry. View Post»

Spring Street in 1886
  • C.C. Pierce

Spring Street in 1886

Posted On: 12:16 a.m. | October 15, 2015

1886 photo of Spring Street looking north from First Street. View Post»

Know Your City Nos. 66 and 68 – 6th Street viaduct
  • Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Know Your City Nos. 66 and 68 – 6th Street viaduct

Posted On: 12:27 a.m. | October 14, 2015

Numbers 66, left, and 68 in the Know Your City photography series published in the 1955-1956 Los Angeles Times. View Post»

Evicted families live in car
  • Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Evicted families live in car

Posted On: 12:48 a.m. | October 13, 2015

Two families living out of a car in Echo Park. View Post»


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