Rediscovering Los Angeles – The Photo Studio

Jan. 6, 1936, Rediscovering Los Angeles

Jan. 6, 1936: In this installment of Rediscovering Los Angeles, Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner visit Borgia Studio, on Sunset Boulevard near the Plaza. This is a particularly nice post by Turner about the way photo studio portraits reflect the changing times:

They don’t pose as they did a decade ago, either. The bridegroom no longer sits in the ornate carved chair while the bride stands with her hand on his shoulder, a posture denoting loving possession as well as triumph at having caught her man. Now, she sits while he stands or they both sit —  either chivalry or equality. Now they look like cinema stars posting for a press “still.”

Jan. 6, 1936, Rediscovering Los Angeles

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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