disneylandguru:

Origins of name: This bridge spanning Buena Vista Street is modeled after the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge, a concrete arch-bridge viaduct built in 1928 that carries cars over the Los Angeles River, connecting Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood to Glendale.
Fictional back story: On Buena Vista Street, at least one business advertises its proximity to the bridge. “We’re under the bridge,” says an ad for Big Top Toys. The store’s entrance is, in fact, directly under the bridge.
What it really does: Carries the Disneyland Monorail track

I live super close to the original bridge - just drove on it yesterday.  =) The Walt Disney Studios were located about one block from the beginning/top of the bridge from 1929 - 1939, on Hyperion Avenue. I’m sure this is why it’s replicated at Disneyland.

vintagegal:

Christmas on Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 1937 

vintagegal:

Christmas on Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 1937 


Girl feeds bib wearing turkey at a restaurant in Los Angeles, CA - c. 1930s
This is me at Thanksgiving, basically…..

Girl feeds bib wearing turkey at a restaurant in Los Angeles, CA - c. 1930s

This is me at Thanksgiving, basically…..


Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman (1925)
Free screening of the newly restored "The Freshman" (1925) in Los Angeles, CA on November 22nd, 2013 by Janus Films and The USC School of Cinematic Arts - Make online reservations here https://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13874

7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Q and A with Harold’s granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd after the film.
Arrive early!  They overbook and it will be first come, first served.

Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman (1925)

Free screening of the newly restored "The Freshman" (1925) in Los Angeles, CA on November 22nd, 2013 by Janus Films and The USC School of Cinematic Arts - Make online reservations here https://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13874

7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Q and A with Harold’s granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd after the film.
Arrive early!  They overbook and it will be first come, first served.

The Bradbury Mansion in Los Angeles, CA - Occupied for years by various film companies and onetime home to Hal Roach’s Rollin Film Company.  It was so drafty that Harold Lloyd dubbed it “Pneumonia Hall”.  c.  (Sadly, it was demolished in 1929).

The Bradbury Mansion in Los Angeles, CA - Occupied for years by various film companies and onetime home to Hal Roach’s Rollin Film Company.  It was so drafty that Harold Lloyd dubbed it “Pneumonia Hall”.  c.  (Sadly, it was demolished in 1929).

Uniformed waitresses pose for the camera in Los Angeles, CA - c. Late 1920s

fyeah-haroldlloyd:

Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels in “Look Out Below” (1919) - The first of Lloyd’s silent “thrill” comedies, and filmed beside the Hill Street balustrade in downtown Los Angeles.  In the film, the railing wasn’t visible, thus giving the illusion that they were several stories above the ground.

losangelespast:

Swells take their ease in a Pacific Electric Railway Parlor Car, Los Angeles, circa 1925.

losangelespast:

Swells take their ease in a Pacific Electric Railway Parlor Car, Los Angeles, circa 1925.

A shopper during Downtown Dollar Days in Los Angeles needs help getting on the streetcar with all her purchases - c. 1933

mothgirlwings:

Children enjoying ice cream at the Hoot Hoot I Scream hut in Los Angeles, CA - c. 1930s
The head rotated; the eyes, made from Buick headlamps, blinked; the sign: Hoot Hoot, I Scream, used elements of a theater marquee. For over 50 years, Tillie Hattrup ran this L.A.-area refreshment spot designed and built by her husband, Roy in 1926-27. It was demolished in 1979.

mothgirlwings:

Children enjoying ice cream at the Hoot Hoot I Scream hut in Los Angeles, CA - c. 1930s

The head rotated; the eyes, made from Buick headlamps, blinked; the sign: Hoot Hoot, I Scream, used elements of a theater marquee. For over 50 years, Tillie Hattrup ran this L.A.-area refreshment spot designed and built by her husband, Roy in 1926-27. It was demolished in 1979.

May Day celebrations in Los Angeles, California  - 1927 

Happy May Day, everyone!  xoxo


Husband goes above and beyond the call of duty for wife during Downtown Dollar Days in Los Angeles, CA - September, 1933

Husband goes above and beyond the call of duty for wife during Downtown Dollar Days in Los Angeles, CA - September, 1933


Dorothy Dandridge (third from left front row) with beauty contest winners in Los Angeles, CA - 1946

Dorothy Dandridge (third from left front row) with beauty contest winners in Los Angeles, CA - 1946

Birthday party for a doggy named Sammy in Los Angeles, CA - 1938

Girl with roosters from the Los Angeles Poultry Show in Los Angeles, CA - 1920