Tag Archives: 1960

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: North Hollywood Federal Savings and Loans Funds Business and Housing

North Hollywood Federal Savings and Loan, 1961, Valley Times Collection, L.A. Public Library. Originally designed to serve as a combination bank and office building, the former North Hollywood Federal Savings and Loan building at Riverside Drive and Lankershim Boulevard in … Continue reading

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Another Good Story Ruined: Vintage Los Angeles and a Woolworth’s Lunch Counter

No. This is not a picture of the longest lunch counter in the world at the Woolworth’s in downtown Los Angeles. This is a file photo published by the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot in 2010 on the 50th anniversary of lunch counter … Continue reading

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Jan. 16 in L.A. History

Jan. 16, 1910: The Times recaps Aviation Week.   A Week of Aviation Triumphs, Jan. 16, 1910 Library Officials May Remove Books on Making Alcohol, Jan. 16, 1920  TV Writers Go on Strike Over Residuals, Jan. 16, 1960 Matt Weinstock, … Continue reading

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Mystery photo

  Los Angeles Times file photo Who’s the distinguished gentleman with Joe Louis, endorsing Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election? Is the gentleman famed architect, Paul Williams, who designed Perino’s among many other famed buildings/homes? (Chris Morales). Absolutely right! … Continue reading

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Literary diversions

Louis L’Amour, Oct. 23, 1960. No, I don’t consider Louis L’Amour a great writer. I don’t even consider him a good writer. But I’m dedicated to presenting a variety of voices and not necessarily those I agree with. And he … Continue reading

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