Tag Archives: Bullock’s

Black L.A. 1947: Racism on the Menu as Bullock’s Tea Room Refuses to Serve Blacks

The former Bullock’s downtown store at 7th and Hill Streets, via Google Street View. May 22, 1947: The campaign to integrate the tea room of Bullock’s downtown store apparently began with Edith Cotterell, who had an account at the department … Continue reading

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Fall fashions

Sept. 20, 1957Los Angeles A classic look, from a Bullock’s ad:  

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Inventing tomorrow

  May 25-27, 1957 Pasadena Is it terribly cruel to pick apart a 50-year-old vision of the future? Must we laugh at the naivete of the 1950s as the work of well-meaning but misguided idealists? Let’s gently dissect a plan … Continue reading

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