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How the 'Human Semaphore' directs traffic
  • Los Angeles Times

How the ‘Human Semaphore’ directs traffic

Posted On: 12:04 a.m. | October 21, 2013

Los Angeles Crossing Officer F. M. Wilson at Fifth Street and Broadway, demonstrates new silent method for directing traffic. View Post»

House moving
  • Bill Murphy / Los Angeles Times

House moving

Posted On: 12:06 a.m. | October 18, 2013

House moving images from the Los Angeles Times Archives. View Post»

Pageant reopens Venice Beach
  • Los Angeles Times

Pageant reopens Venice Beach

Posted On: 12:14 a.m. | October 17, 2013

Following an eight year closure, Venice Beach is reopened with an all day celebration. View Post»

1976 L.A. County computer tape storage
  • Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

1976 L.A. County computer tape storage

Posted On: 12:08 a.m. | October 16, 2013

Barbara Nichols, tape librarian for Los Angeles County, files tapes at the county's computer center in Downey. View Post»

330 orphans arrive in Los Angeles
  • Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times

330 orphans arrive in Los Angeles

Posted On: 12:09 a.m. | October 15, 2013

South Vietnamese and Cambodian orphans are carried from evacuation plane at Los Angeles International Airport in white cardboard boxes that served as bassinettes for the trip from the Philippines. View Post»

George Burns makes his mark with a cigar
  • Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

George Burns makes his mark with a cigar

Posted On: 12:15 a.m. | October 14, 2013

George Burns makes a hand print, then cigar print, in cement outside Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. View Post»

Martians destroy Los Angeles City Hall
  • Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Martians destroy Los Angeles City Hall

Posted On: 12:05 a.m. | October 11, 2013

Los Angeles Times staff photographer Phil Bath, using a high-speed 35mm camera, was present during special effects filming for the movie "War of the Worlds." View Post»

The London Bridge moves to Lake Havasu City
  • Mary Frampton / Los Angeles Times

The London Bridge moves to Lake Havasu City

Posted On: 8:04 a.m. | October 9, 2013

The London Bridge is dedicated at its new home at Lake Havasu City, Arizona. View Post»

Winners of 1929 radio audition
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Winners of 1929 radio audition

Posted On: 12:06 a.m. | October 9, 2013

Oct. 31, 1929: Group photo taken at KHJ radio studios. From left: Judge Benjamin F. Bledsoe, Floy Hamlin, David Wark "D.W." Griffith, Calvin Hendricks and Carrie Jacobs Bond. View Post»

Hedda Hopper in court
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Hedda Hopper in court

Posted On: 2:20 a.m. | October 8, 2013

Hedda Hopper testifies in Superior Court as witness in check case of woman accused of forging Miss. Hopper's name. View Post»

Hoover Dam lights up Los Angeles party
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Hoover Dam lights up Los Angeles party

Posted On: 11:00 p.m. | October 5, 2013

The switch was thrown and electricity generated at the new Hoover Dam arrived in Los Angeles – and as shown in the above photo gallery – Los Angeles threw a big party. The "Light on Parade" proceeded down Broadway, nicknamed "the Canyon of Lights." View Post»

The end of the ferry Silver Stand
  • Jerry Ruhlow / Los Angeles Times

The end of the ferry Silver Stand

Posted On: 12:15 a.m. | October 4, 2013

The 227-foot former ferryboat Silver Strand grounded on rocks of Los Angeles Harbor breakwater after being town loose from its moorings in the outer harbor by high winds. View Post»

L.A. City Hall backlit by nuclear weapon test
  • Los Angeles Times

L.A. City Hall backlit by nuclear weapon test

Posted On: 12:12 a.m. | October 3, 2013

Los Angeles City Hall is backlit by nuclear weapon test in Yucca Flat, Nevada, some 300 miles away. View Post»

The Ramettes
  • Ben Olender / Los Angeles Times

The Ramettes

Posted On: 12:12 a.m. | October 2, 2013

Los Angeles Rams halfback Jon Arnett runs through tunnel formed by the Ramettes - the team's cheerleading squad. View Post»

The Spruce Goose is moved, then moved again
  • Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times

The Spruce Goose is moved, then moved again

Posted On: 12:38 a.m. | September 28, 2013

In 1982, the Spruce Goose is moved to a dome next to the Queen Mary. In 1993, the flying boat is moved to McMinnville, Oregon. View Post»

Crowd greets Marilyn Monroe at LAX
  • Los Angeles Times

Crowd greets Marilyn Monroe at LAX

Posted On: 12:10 a.m. | September 27, 2013

A crowd of several hundred greets Marilyn Monroe at Los Angeles International Airport after flight from New York. View Post»


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