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July 22, 1907: L.A. Housing Is Expensive

This is an encore post from 2006. Note: $90 a month is $1,847.12 USD 2005.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: 6533 Cahuenga Terrace, Designed for a Diva

An overhead view of 6533 Cahuenga Terrace, via Google Street View. Hyperbole reigns in the world of real estate listings, inflating a dump into a dream palace or attempting to gild a lily. Nowhere is this more prevalent than around … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywoodland Opens

Note: This is an encore post from 2013. By the early 1920s, real estate development was booming all around Los Angeles. For decades, the city had boldly advertised itself as a mecca in which average citizens could earn their share … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Has No History

Note: This is an encore post from 2007. Feb. 24, 1907 Los Angeles Google Earth, 2007

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Black L.A., 1947: Stylish Men in Harlem Wearing Berets

At top, the home at 2443 S. St. Andrews Place is for sale at $16,500 cash or $18,000 “terms.” Above, the 2400 block of South St. Andrews Place via Google Street View. Feb. 13, 1947: Columnist Bill Smallwood says “Richard … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: Black Passenger Sues Greyhound After Driver Has Her Arrested for Not Giving Up Seat

  At left, a three-unit property at 3509 5th Ave., listed for sale in 1947 at $17,500. Above, the property sold for $600,000 in 2016, according to Zillow. Feb. 6, 1947: The Sentinel reports on a lawsuit filed by Alpha … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: L.J. Burrud: Hollywoodland Publicity Man and Western Adventurer

Jan. 6, 1924: The Times publishes a photo of an Oakland car that was driven up to the Hollywood sign. Southern California and Los Angeles exploded into the public zeitgeist thanks to imaginative advertising and publicity from area supporters and … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — The Three Lives Of Villa Aurora

Cats have nine lives. People often experience second or third acts in their lives or careers. Some homes have multiple lives as well, like Villa Aurora, which has experienced three diverse lives, bringing knowledge and refuge to those who come … Continue reading

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Land Bargain in L.A.: 50 Cents an Acre!

Read the entire edition online at USC, scanned from a copy at the Huntington Library. March 28, 1863: The city of Los Angeles is selling 2,000 acres “within the eastern boundary of the city” at a minimum price of 50 … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywoodland Opens

By the early 1920s, real estate development was booming all around Los Angeles. For decades, the city had boldly advertised itself as a mecca in which average citizens could earn their share of the American dream under glorious sunshine and … Continue reading

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