July 13 1938


North Main Street, below, via Google maps’ street view. Where would you rather go for a walk, Main Street 1938 or Main Street 2008?
1938_0713_page Dropcap_t_theatrical he upcoming election on whether to recall Mayor Frank Shaw is one of the key moments in Los Angeles history. So where does The Times play the story? Page 8 of the second section. Granted, this is only a prelude (Roy Smith announces that he will file the recall petitions tomorrow),  but one still has to wonder about the editors’ news judgment.

And although the filing of recall petitions will land on Page 1, it’s not the lead story. That will be Howard Hughes’ record flight around the world: 3 days, 19 hours, 14 minutes, 10 seconds.

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to July 13 1938

  1. The GOOGLE photo is well south of the illustration. Both of first two buildings on the far right still exist as does the Pico House on the left. But you are right as far as which version of Main Street was the more walkable. That will somewhat change, though, when the Park 101 project reconnects the Plaza with the Civic Center.


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