Westlake Park Renamed in Tribute to Gen. MacArthur

June 13, 1942, Sailors Abandon Lexington
June 13, 1942, Sailors Abandon Lexington

June 13, 1942, Sailors Abandon Lexington
June 13, 1942, Comics

June 13, 1942:Westlake Park is being renamed as part of the city’s observances to honor Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commemorating the day he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Marines at Camp Elliott are shocked to see women … driving … jeeps … and … trucks!

The California Taxpayers’ Assn. is demanding that $1.5 million be cut from the Los Angeles County budget to avoid a tax increase. The City Council’s Finance Committee is also recommending cuts in staff and salaries to slash Mayor Bowron’s budget.

Live at the Orpheum: The Andrews Sisters!

June 13, 1942, Women Drivers
June 13, 1942, Women Drivers
June 13, 1942, Women Drivers
June 13, 1942, Budget Cuts

June 13, 1942, City Cutbacks

June 13, 1942, Budget Cuts

June 13, 1942, Andrews Sisters

June 13, 1942, MacArthur Park

June 13, 1942, MacArthur Park

June 13, 1942, MacArthur Park

June 13, 1942, MacArthur Park

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2 Responses to Westlake Park Renamed in Tribute to Gen. MacArthur

  1. Benito says:

    The rededication proved to be a dubious honor because MacArthur Park was a gay cruise spot in the late forties and fifties. I know an elderly [straight] attorney who defended drag queens and hustlers busted there. The vice squad drilled holes in the ceilings of the park’s mens rooms so they could watch. In the late sixties, Mr. Blackwell and company still held court at Edward’s Steakhouse on Alvarado St. south of Wilshire.

  2. Mary Mallory says:

    The city and county were cutting budgets even then.

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