Movieland Mystery Photo – Help the Los Angeles Public Library!

L.A. Public Library Mystery Photo

Dear Brain Trust: Our friends at the Los Angeles Public Library photo collection are trying to identify this photo. I know you can do it!

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9 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo – Help the Los Angeles Public Library!

  1. For some reason, downtown North Hollywood comes to my clouded mind. Not far from a Bob’s Big Boy sit down joint. Not a very memorable place.

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  2. Greg Clancey says:

    Has to be before 1967 cause that’s when they became Security Pacific.

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  3. Lee Rivas says:

    It looks more like a parking structure than an office building in the background. It seems to have the requisite incline (or is it my aging vision).

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  4. Lee Rivas says:

    Then again, there’s a street with an upward incline in the background (4th St.?). If I were standing at that spot today, would the Bonaventure stand to my left? My analysis is a photo taken on South Flower Street facing north toward 4th Street.

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  5. stevo says:

    hi, don’t know much about LA but did see you on BIO last night. do think they will ever find out who killed elizbeth short. don’t look at, i was 4 at the time.

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  6. Sam Flowers says:

    I have no idea where it is. Looking at the street sign on the corner it appears to me to be white. L.A. street signs are not white, so I would say it is not in L.A.. Just my two cents.

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  7. Earl Boebert says:

    I would suggest asking about it on reddit.

    Cheers,

    Earl

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  8. Lee Rivas says:

    Then again, the late 60’s architecture brings early Century City construction to mind.

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  9. Rich V says:

    VLA Facebook readers have confirmed that it is the San Diego Civic Theater, located at 1100 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92187. The “Security First National Bank” two-level parking structure in the foreground was demolished and replaced with the highrise at 1200 Civic Center Plaza. The large parking structure in the background still exists today.

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