Oct. 28, 1941: Lee Shippey writes about Los Angeles’ congested streets (no, traffic is not a new problem – it’s a very old one that we are still trying to solve). Notice that Shippey says streetcars and automobiles do not play well together – something to consider for those who want to resurrect the streetcars:
Eastbound interurban traffic out of Los Angeles gets slower and slower and the Aliso Street viaduct will help very little. What is needed is a subway or elevated to get the cars as far as that viaduct.
Unless something is done soon, more and more business is going to bypass downtown Los Angeles. Both motorcar and streetcar traffic on Main and Los Angeles streets would be greatly speeded by a tunnel or El, as now the worst slow-ups are where the streetcars have to turn. They often have to wait for motorcars to get out of the way and always have to creep around those curves.
Did no one note the passing of the widow of once-famous star Harold Lockwood? She’d been working as a studio wardrobe woman, Jimmie Fidler says.