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If these wall could talk. Since 1952 we have been hosting bargoers from all over making their way through LAX. It's even rumored that Elvis dined here back in the 50's . #melodylax
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#lahistory #la #losangeles #history #landmark #losangeleslandmark #westchester #inglewood #theforum #happyhour #lax #venice #beer #losangeles #bar #elsegundo #ontap #playavista #inglewood #cocktails #sliders #burgers #gastropub #burger #bestburger

Old LA, scene out of a mobster film or Madmen. Love the architectural details.
#historicla #dtla #losangeles #socal #lahistory #oldschool #craftsmanshipmatters

#LAunforgotten
TLDR: Back when gas stations had public art
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#otd in #lalife and #lahistory sculptor Finn Froelich unveiled his “Modern Speed” (1926). The monumental piece was for a Richfield service station on busy throughway Redondo Blvd. Stylistically, the work bridged the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne tastes of the times. Architecture like the L.A. Times building would also evoke the car culture. But what fascinates me about a work like this is the contrast between investments in the piece vs. its setting. In 1926, L.A. was a city of shacks migrants typically built for themselves. Their cars often cost more than their housing! So of course, the gas station would have had priority among the various businesses where consumers went. And the people who operated Richfield service stations, folks like my grandfather Robert Wayne Chesney and his stepfather Gene, they took great pride in the work of keeping this city running. Bob made such a dashing figure in his uniform that he caught my grandmother’s eye and flirted his way into her heart from that very position.
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#LA #LosAngeles #History #Oil #CarCulture #ServiceStation #FullService #GasStation #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Racing #Statue #Monument #RedondoBeach #ArtDeco #Streamline #Speed #Modern #Design #Richfield @arco

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What’s this? A clue to a special bonus surprise coming out tomorrow? What’s that? It’s not so much a clue as we just outright told you? Well excuse us for trying to be romantic!
#losangeles #lahistory #la #history #montrose #rockhaven #sanitarium #la_meekly #fieldtrip #podcast #podcasts

Piece painted in the early 90s by Rival WCA🙏🏼 for Myk CBS @rivalone @cbscrew

Poster for Herman Miller's "Uncommon Market" by Alexander Girard and Charles Eames, 1962.











#art #design #alexandergirard #charleseames #illustration #posterart #midcenturymodern #midcentury #pinkandorange #1960s #1962 #pasadenaartmuseum #socalhistory #lahistory #arthistory #sixties

Part 3 August 29, 1956 "Barbara Mihich, 24, charged with three counts of assault with deadly weapon after she allegedly held off police with several guns at her Van Nuys home, discusses issue with Atty. Joseph Ash outside Van Nuys Court. Case was turned over to Superior Court, division 41, for arraignment." 📸 #lapl
#snappedseries @missxlongxbeachx @ms._j_aguilar Shes not blonde anymore .
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#50sdress #50shair #50sfashion #domesticviolence #spousalabuse .
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#badgirls #50saccessories #vintageclothes #pinupclothing #50spurse
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#lapd #snapped #partygirl #abusiverelationship #drama #historybuff #historian #lahistory .
#retrofashion #attorney #renegadehistorian

Part 2 ✂️ Shorn blonde arraigned ✂️
August 15, 1956 ☆"Mrs. Barbara Mihich, 24, of 6518 Greenbush Ave., Van Nuys, charged with holding police at bay with shotgun, rifle and revolver, is shown as she entered municipal court today with Atty. Joseph Ash. She got dander up because husband William cut her tresses. Police brought her out of house with tear gas bombs. She will stand preliminary hearing Aug. 28." ✂️✂️✂️✂️✂️✂️ @missxlongxbeachx @ms._j_aguilar @nori_thenightmare
📸#lapl #snappedseries
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#drama #domesticviolence #lapd #thevalley #818 #50sfashion #50shair #badhairday #snapped .
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#marriedlife #attorney #defenseattorney #criminaldefenseattorney .
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#courtroom #lahistory #newspaperarchivepicker #blonde #badgirls #renegadehistorian

We hosted a really powerful program tonight with Professor Kelly Lytle Hernández about her book, “City of Inmates,” how the history of incarceration effects California today, as well as her project @milliondollarhoods. #california #cahistory #incarcaration #incarcarationhistory #cityofinmates #lahistory #losangeles

#LAunforgotten
TLDR: Suburban L.A. used to hold a Miss Cuisine contest
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#otd in #lalife and #lahistory Kay’s Drive-in, located at Laurel Canyon and Magnolia submitted these two servers as contestants in a beauty contest. Their names: Ruth Ann Halkney and Virginia White, both 19 and from Burbank. Except the term for these young workers back then before some might have called them waitresses was car hops. By 1956, advertising had leaned heavily on sexual imagery to sell goods and services for decades. But the drive-in offered an innovative opportunity for sexual proximity, which came with your meal. Men alone in cars could say whatever they wanted and reach out and touch these workers from the anonymity of their cars. And the employers celebrated this sensibility by staging these kinds of events. Now imagine #metoo for the postwar working classes!
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#LA #LosAngeles #History #NorthHollywood #Burbank #Suburb #Suburban #Suburbia #CarHop #DriveIn #CarCulture #Restaurant #ServerLife #ServerProblems #Server #Worker #Labor #Beauty #BeautyMyth #Pageant #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #SexualHarassment

From Charlie Chaplin to Albert Einstein, the people that have shaped our culture have graced the halls of the iconic Los Angeles Theatre. Love this magnificent piece of L.A. history. #DTLA #LAhistory

Joni Mitchell and David Crosby hanging out at Mama Cass’ home in Laurel Canyon in 1968. Laurel Canyon was an LA hot spot for musicians in the 60s and 70s. Its famous residents included everyone from Jim Morrison to Frank Zappa to Linda Ronstadt to Carol King (just to name a few). 📷 by Henry Diltz
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#jonimitchell #davidcrosby #laurelcanyon #classicrockmusic #rocknrollhistory #60s #60smusic #lahistory #henrydiltz

Take advantage of our TICKET DEAL now through Opening Night! Use code EARLYBIRD for $15 OFF any #MexicanDay performance when you purchase tickets online. (Offer expires Sat, May 26th. Excludes Pay-What-You-Want performance Fri, June 1st.) #BiminiTrilogy #RMT11

“There was a theatre here in Los Angeles called the Wilshire Ebell...they used to put on vaudeville acts on certain nights of the week.  This little girl came out with her two sisters and her mother playing the piano.  She did a little number with a baseball bat.” MGM Producer, George Sidney, describing his discovery of Judy Garland.

Normally this plate would be filled with delicious breakfast but since YOU didn't show up this morning for their meeting you're just gonna have to stare at an empty plate while you listen to our field trip with the Los Angeles Breakfast Club.
Hear the story of one of the strangest and most interesting "secret" societies in the city from the two people who know it best: Lily Holleman and Phil Leirness.
Find the link in our bio or on Youtube, iTunes and anywhere podcasts are found.
#losangeles #lahistory #la #history #podcast #podcasts #fieldtrip #breakfast #breakfastclub #labreakfastclub #griffithpark #losfeliz #la_meekly @labreakfastclub @philleirness @lilyholleman

Come and get your free Hills Bros. Coffee AND Donettes at the Holiday Theatre at 8383 Topanga Canyon Bl. in West Hills AND win a 1954 Oldsmobile too! Then..check out the hula housewives promoting the movie Diamond Head! Meanwhile Man From The Diners Club and an Experiment in Terror is the double bill on the theatre marquee.

Architectural rendering of the Holiday Theatre by William N. Bonham for Jack Grossman & Associates Circuit, 1961. Courtesy http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2378/photos/209579



#holidaytheatre #westhills #1961 #ladiesnight #williamnbonham #jackgrossmanasso #socal #theatres #movieopenings #movietheaters #lahistory #cinema #1954 #oldsmobile #doublefeature #hillsbroscoffee #hostess #donettes

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