Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Around LA Again

Gas station with sign reading "Gasoline War" at 3rd Avenue and Beverly in Los Angeles, California, 1954. (LA Daily News Photo)

Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, surrounded by Robert E. McClure, beauty contestants and others, cutting ribbon at dedication of section of Santa Monica Freeway, 1964. The 4.6 mile section was between Vermont Avenue and La Cienega Blvd. (LA Times Photo)

Pickets with placards reading "Save the Derby" in front of Brown Derby restaurant that's wrapped in scaffolding, Los Angeles, California, September, 1980. (LA Times Photo)

LINK: More photos at the UCLA Archive

2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

So sad to see the Brown Derby on the verge of extinction. I know they still exist at Disney parks (and maybe in Vegas?), but it's the giant hat that everyone knows and loves!

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Love those big scissors. I wonder if there was a big scissors factory somewhere cranking them out for just such an occasion.