Streetcar Companies Ask Council to End Bus Ban in Downtown L.A.

Nov. 27, 1941, Japan Gets Blunt Terms

Nov. 27, 1941 Comics

Nov. 27, 1941: The Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railways ask the City Council to repeal a ban against buses operating in downtown Los Angeles. Pacific Electric officials said the ban prevented them from routing the line from Los Angeles to Alhambra, San Gabriel and Temple City out of Main Street. The repeal would also allow Pacific Electric to turn its station at 6th and Main Streets into a bus terminal, The Times said. (Are you surprised that the campaign to convert streetcar lines to buses started before World War II?)

Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II for The Times, tells the story of seven recruits about to take an oath to join the Marines.

Jackie Cooper and Susanna Foster star in “Glamour Boy,” with Skinnay Ennis and his orchestra live on stage at the Paramount!

Jimmie Fidler says: Wot a jaunt around the Caribbean bases that must have been for Oliver (oh-so-fat) Hardy. During one hop in a too-small plane he had to stand for seven hours because he didn’t fit in the seats and there was no room on the floor.

Nov. 27, 1941, Bus Ban

Nov. 27, 1941, Tom Treanor
Nov. 27, 1941, Glamour Boy

Nov. 27, 1941, Jimme Fidler

Nov. 27, 1941, Jimmie Fidler

Nov. 27, 1941, Jimmie Fidler

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Streetcar Companies Ask Council to End Bus Ban in Downtown L.A.

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    GLAMOUR BOY is a really entertaining film, saw it at Cinecon in September.


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