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1955 L.A. smog siege
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

1955 L.A. smog siege

Posted On: 12:09 a.m. | September 13, 2014

Sep. 13, 1955: Hot weather and low inversion layer leads to highest recorded ozone level in Los Angeles history. View Post»

Times photographer and reporter trapped in locked building
  • Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times

Times photographer and reporter trapped in locked building

Posted On: 12:10 a.m. | September 12, 2014

Los Angeles Times staff photographer Bob Jakobsen, left, and reporter Jack Geyer greet rescuers with wide grins after being trapped two hours in locked building on South Broadway. View Post»

23 sailors killed when U.S. Navy destroyers run aground at Honda Point
  • George Watson / Watson Photographic Archive

23 sailors killed when U.S. Navy destroyers run aground at Honda Point

Posted On: 7:18 a.m. | September 8, 2014

On Sep. 8, 1923, seven U.S. Navy destroyers ran aground at Honda Point, north of Santa Barbara. Twenty-three sailors lost their lives. View Post»

Midway Plaisance at Venice
  • Los Angeles Times

Midway Plaisance at Venice

Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | September 8, 2014

The closed Midway Plaisance at Venice awaits the wrecking crew. View Post»

Coordinating Los Angeles air defenses in 1941
  • Al Humphreys / Los Angeles Times.

Coordinating Los Angeles air defenses in 1941

Posted On: 12:17 a.m. | September 5, 2014

On huge kidney-shaped "filter" board, volunteer women plot positions of aircraft reported in air. View Post»

Frog training
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Frog training

Posted On: 12:42 a.m. | September 4, 2014

A bull frog lifts weights during training at Croaker College for the upcoming Calaveras County frog jumping competition. View Post»

'Divorce Court' cue cards
  • Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

‘Divorce Court’ cue cards

Posted On: 12:19 a.m. | September 3, 2014

Cue cards used on the set of "Divorce Court." View Post»

Los Angeles County Fair
  • Ben Olender / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County Fair

Posted On: 5:00 p.m. | August 28, 2014

A From the Archives look back at the Los Angeles County Fair. View Post»

1977 KISS concert at the Forum
  • Larry Bessel / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

1977 KISS concert at the Forum

Posted On: 12:22 a.m. | August 27, 2014

Kiss in Aug. 28, 1977 concert at the Forum in Inglewood. View Post»

Fighting smog with gas masks
  • Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Fighting smog with gas masks

Posted On: 12:18 a.m. | August 26, 2014

Motorcycle messenger Frank Stone uses gas mask to make deliveries during smog attack. View Post»

Photos transmitted to Antarctica
  • Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Photos transmitted to Antarctica

Posted On: 12:12 a.m. | August 25, 2014

Rotating photo transmitter used to send photographs to Navy personnel stationed in Antarctica. View Post»

Warplanes go to Arizona desert to die
  • Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times Archive / UCLA

Warplanes go to Arizona desert to die

Posted On: 12:21 a.m. | August 22, 2014

Surplus World War II aircraft at Kingman, Arizona. View Post»

It's a Small World opens at Disneyland
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

It’s a Small World opens at Disneyland

Posted On: 12:14 a.m. | August 21, 2014

Walt Disney pours water from canteen into a channel through new Disneyland attraction, "It's a Small World." View Post»

The sounds of the Kelso Dunes
  • Fitzgerald Whitney / Los Angeles Times

The sounds of the Kelso Dunes

Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | August 20, 2014

Oct. 16, 1976: Jack Hereford makes his way up Kelso Dune in Mojave Desert during investigation of mysterious sounds emanating there View Post»

Photographer remembers Marilyn Monroe
  • Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles Times

Photographer remembers Marilyn Monroe

Posted On: 12:48 a.m. | August 19, 2014

Aug. 7, 1962: Photographer Andre de Dienes looks at a photo he took of Marilyn Monroe early in her career. After the Aug. 5, 1962, death of Marilyn Monroe, the Los Angeles Times interviewed photographer Andre de Dienes, whose images helped launch Monroe's career. Writer Jack Smith reported in the Aug. 8, 1962, Los Angeles Times: A Hollywood photographer who loved Marilyn Monroe and... View Post»

Colossus roller coaster
  • Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Colossus roller coaster

Posted On: 10:04 a.m. | August 16, 2014

A look back at the Colossus wooden roller coaster at Magic Mountain. View Post»


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