Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Welcome to LA

Figueroa Street Tunnels (named after the Mexican Governor Jose Figueroa) were cut through solid rock. Tunnel No.1, 461 feet long, Tunnel No.2, 130 feet, make a picturesque drive thru beautiful Elysian Park in Los Angeles.

The celebrated street of gala Premieres, world fashions, movie stars and extras, famous shops, hotels and theatres, where beauty, gaiety and glamour reign supreme in a setting seen only in California.

The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

Angelus Temple, Los Angeles - Aimee Semple McPherson, founder and pastor - Built in 1923. Auditorium seats 5300. Over 22,000 active members. 400 branch churches. 180 mission stations. A bible class of over 900 students. Four services every day of the year. Services broadcast over KFSG.

Broadway at night, in downtown Los Angeles, is aglow with brilliant lights. The many attractive shops, theatres and cafes afford great interest to visitors of the Southland.

The Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, is the home of gala world premieres. Thousands of cheering fans line the streets and stand outside the theatre, and enthusiastically greet the hundreds of illustrious stars who attend.


Kevin Kidney said...

Wow, neat! I drove through the Figueroa tunnels everyday for 11 years. It's great to see them pictured on the post card, and without any graffiti!

Chris Jepsen said...

These postcards reminded me of a YouTube video I stumbled across recently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWVyPeAKRYI

Those who remember the L.A. version of Dr. Demento's radio show will recognize "Pico & Sepulveda" immediately.

Major Pepperidge said...

These are familiar to anybody who digs through the "Los Angeles" postcards at a paper show. They must have made zillions of them - but I love 'em!

I remember showing a similar Carthay Circle postcard to my mom, and she said that when she was a kid she had dance classes in one of the buildings there. She pointed it out, but I've forgotten which one it was.

Heidi Ann said...

As always, loving these vintage images - and I thank you for sharing them with us.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

* No more tunnels for you Kevin :-)

* Saw the video Chris, like most videos on You Tube the quality is horrible. But it its cool!

* I never get tired of a great postcard Major.

* I know you love 'em Heidi Ann.

Thanks for all the comments guys. Much appreciated, Richard.