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1947 oil drilling protest
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1947 oil drilling protest

Posted On: 12:30 a.m. | January 29, 2013

Atty. Gregory Creutz speaks to Los Angeles Board of Supervisors during protest against oil drilling. View Post»

Snow and hail at L.A. City Hall
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Snow and hail at L.A. City Hall

Posted On: 12:08 a.m. | January 28, 2013

Snow flurries and a violent 10-minute hailstorm lay a white canopy at Los Angeles City Hall. View Post»

1914 Times cooking class
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1914 Times cooking class

Posted On: 12:14 a.m. | January 25, 2013

Bertha Haffner-Ginger, left, during the "The Times' School of Domestic Science" - a cooking class – held at the Los Angeles Times. View Post»

President Reagan is presented a Lakers jersey
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President Reagan is presented a Lakers jersey

Posted On: 12:47 a.m. | January 24, 2013

While presenting a Lakers jersey to President Ronald Reagan at the White House, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds it in front of coach Pat Riley. View Post»

Michael Todd wins best picture Oscar
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Michael Todd wins best picture Oscar

Posted On: 12:31 a.m. | January 23, 2013

Elizabeth Taylor and her third husband, producer and showman Michael Todd, react after he receives an Oscar for Best Picture for "Around the World in 80 Days." View Post»

Volkswagen toting
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Volkswagen toting

Posted On: 12:05 a.m. | January 22, 2013

Kappa Alpha fraternity men strain under the burden of a Volkswagen during a race with other University of California fraternities. View Post»

1943 U.S. Navy photo
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1943 U.S. Navy photo

Posted On: 12:45 a.m. | January 18, 2013

Sunset over the Atlantic finds another United Nations convoy moving peacefully towards it destination. A U.S. Navy blimp, hovering watchfully overhead, is on the lookout for any sign of enemy submarines. View Post»

Clown hitches a ride
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Clown hitches a ride

Posted On: 12:32 a.m. | January 17, 2013

A clown – looking very similar to the famous Keystone Cops – hitches a ride on a police motorcycle during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus parade of animals. View Post»

1910/1931 Los Angeles aerial photos
  • C.C. Pierce

1910/1931 Los Angeles aerial photos

Posted On: 12:51 a.m. | January 16, 2013

This mini two-photo gallery shows downtown Los Angeles looking southwest from Sixth and Main streets. The images were taken in 1910 and 1931. View Post»

Stolen Oscar returned to Bill Thomas
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Stolen Oscar returned to Bill Thomas

Posted On: 12:04 a.m. | January 15, 2013

William "Bill Thomas" Petersen, left, is presented his Oscar by Los Angeles Police officer Robert Martinez at police property room. View Post»

Burt Lancaster in hospital
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Burt Lancaster in hospital

Posted On: 1:15 a.m. | January 14, 2013

Nurse Genevieve Grigoli with actor Burt Lancaster check on each other's pulse at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. View Post»

In 1949, the snowman socked Los Angeles
  • Al Humphreys / Los Angeles Times

In 1949, the snowman socked Los Angeles

Posted On: 12:37 a.m. | January 11, 2013

In 1949, Los Angeles and Southern California gets three days of snow and ice. View Post»

Lunch atop Los Angeles City Hall
  • Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times

Lunch atop Los Angeles City Hall

Posted On: 12:48 a.m. | January 10, 2013

Workmen putting stainless steel covering atop Los Angeles City Hall take a lunch break. View Post»

Chuck Berry at the Hollywood Palladium
  • George Rose / Los Angeles Times

Chuck Berry at the Hollywood Palladium

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | January 9, 2013

Chuck Berry performs for over 5,000 fans at the Hollywood Palladium. View Post»

Vivien Leigh's floral gown
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Vivien Leigh’s floral gown

Posted On: 12:58 a.m. | January 8, 2013

Actress Viven Leigh with her Best Actress Oscar for her role as Scarlet O'Hara in the 1939 movie "Gone With the Wind." View Post»

1914 flooding in Arroyo Seco
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1914 flooding in Arroyo Seco

Posted On: 12:49 a.m. | January 7, 2013

Flooding in the Arroyo Seco south of Highland Park surrounds the rock crushers and gravel-digging machinery of the Atlas company near Avenue 45. View Post»


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