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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Venice Miniature Railway, Tourist Attraction and Realty Estate Promotion

A postcard showing Venice’s miniature railway, courtesy of Mary Mallory. In the early 1900s, Los Angeles and environs were booming. Ballyhoo from groups like the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, railroads, the Automobile Club, realtors, and civic groups promoting Southern … Continue reading

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Pilot Lands P-38 Between Venice, Ocean Park Piers

May 17, 1942: Lt. William K. Long lands his P-38, with smoke pouring from one of the engines, between the Venice and Ocean Park piers. “Then, swimming a short distance through deep water, he waded ashore,” The Times said. Philip … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin’s Big Moment in Venice

I was intrigued by Sunday’s Then and Now piece by Anthony Mostrom on Charlie Chaplin’s “Kid Auto Races at Venice” and I thought I’d do a little digging. Here’s what I found. The film includes footage of two races. One … Continue reading

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Random shot

  Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times  I saw this poster glued to some plywood at a construction site on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice this morning. Alas, there were no similar treatments of other candidates, so I … Continue reading

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Jan. 25, 1908

Abbot Kinney is the target of 150 complaints about a tent city in Venice … Los Angeles County collects nearly a quarter-million dollars in taxes in one day, its highest record to date … Secondhand dealers — mostly Jews, The … Continue reading

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Driving survey–Route 5

I wouldn’t ask anyone to do something I wouldn’t try myself, so here’s Route 5 of the Auto Club’s commuting survey from 1957. It’s not an entirely fair test since I made the trip on a Saturday morning, but it … Continue reading

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Prowler terrorizes L.A.

  June 14, 1957 Los Angeles As Marjorie Hipperson was laid to rest, raw terror swept over Los Angeles and reports of attacks rained down on the police. Women fought off intruders and in senseless, unreasoning fright, men fired shots … Continue reading

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