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1956 photos of Sen. John F. Kennedy
  • Julian Robinson / Los Angeles Times

1956 photos of Sen. John F. Kennedy

Posted On: 12:12 a.m. | September 13, 2013

On Sep. 18, 1956, Sen. John F. Kennedy arrived in Los Angeles for a series of campaign appearances and speeches for the Democratic party. View Post»

Passenger ship Harvard runs aground
  • Duke Ledford / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Passenger ship Harvard runs aground

Posted On: 12:17 a.m. | September 12, 2013

The coastal passenger ship S.S. Harvard runs aground in fog at Point Arguello. View Post»

Walking through feeder pipe
  • Ken Lubas / Los Angeles Times

Walking through feeder pipe

Posted On: 2:50 a.m. | September 10, 2013

March 1976: Workman walks through water feeder pipe during construction of Castaic Hydroelectric Power Plant. View Post»

Fred Astaire back in town
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Fred Astaire back in town

Posted On: 12:29 a.m. | September 9, 2013

Actor Fred Astaire, with his luggage, arrives by train in Los Angeles following a three month vacation. View Post»

November smog attack
  • Edward Gamer / Los Angeles Times

November smog attack

Posted On: 12:36 a.m. | September 6, 2013

Smog clouds the view on Broadway, looking south from 1st Street. View Post»

1944 speeding ticket [updated]
  • George M. Lacks / Los Angeles Times

1944 speeding ticket [updated]

Posted On: 12:08 a.m. | September 5, 2013

"I was only doing 25 or 30 at most," said Santford White, 51, automotive dealer as Officer H. L. Brown writes up speeding ticket. Brown had clocked White at 38 m.p.h. View Post»

Jonathan Winters likes the Los Angeles Rams
  • Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Winters likes the Los Angeles Rams

Posted On: 12:10 a.m. | September 4, 2013

Comedian Jonathan Winters in the crowd at a Rams game with the Philadelphia Eagles. Winters, one of the celebrity sports addicts is a loyal Rams booster. View Post»

1930 construction jams traffic
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1930 construction jams traffic

Posted On: 12:09 a.m. | September 3, 2013

Oct. 1930: Construction on Pico looking west from Figueroa jams traffic. View Post»

Flying saucer found in Hollywood Hills
  • Gordon Wallace / Los Angeles Times

Flying saucer found in Hollywood Hills

Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | August 30, 2013

Jan. 24, 1957: Los Angeles Times aviation writer Dewey Linze examines flying saucer found in the Hollywood Hills. View Post»

People are crazy! A column by staff photographer Paul Calvert
  • Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times

People are crazy! A column by staff photographer Paul Calvert

Posted On: 12:16 a.m. | August 29, 2013

In 1946, staff photographer Paul Calvert fills in for Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Henry. From Calvert's viewpoint, People are crazy! View Post»

Dodgers win 1983 Western Division championship
  • Jayne Kamin / Los Angeles Times

Dodgers win 1983 Western Division championship

Posted On: 12:08 a.m. | August 27, 2013

Sep. 30, 1983: Manger Tom Lasorda is at head of the pack as Dodgers celebrate winning National League West title following news of Atlanta loss. View Post»

American Airline Douglas DST on Wilshire
  • Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

American Airline Douglas DST on Wilshire

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | August 26, 2013

March 1937: American Airline Douglas DST fuselage is towed down Wilshire Blvd. right past a Union Pacific billboard. View Post»

Court Flight inclined railroad
  • Horton Churchill / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Court Flight inclined railroad

Posted On: 2:42 a.m. | August 23, 2013

The cable cars of Court Flight travel from North Broadway - at bottom of slope - to eastern end of Bunker Hill. View Post»

'Miss Beautiful Ape' contest
  • Larry Bessel / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

‘Miss Beautiful Ape’ contest

Posted On: 12:04 a.m. | August 22, 2013

Radio personality Gary Owens runs Miss Beautiful Ape contest at Century City that coincided with release of "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes," the fourth movie in the Planet of the Apes series. View Post»

Current time anywhere
  • Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Current time anywhere

Posted On: 12:09 a.m. | August 21, 2013

Inventor Fred G. Burg shows off clock giving current time for 166 major cities throughout the world. View Post»

Cement facial at Grauman's Theatre
  • Al Monteverde / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Cement facial at Grauman’s Theatre

Posted On: 12:23 a.m. | August 20, 2013

Kirk Douglas gives Ken Murray a cement facial after putting his hand prints into concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. View Post»


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