Saturday, April 2, 2011

Around LA

Here is a look back at some Los Angeles history, as seen through the images of late 1940s postcards. I can't wait for those new modern freeways to be completed. ENJOY!

The Hollywood Freeway is one of a vast network of major highways engineered and designed to provide unobstructed driving to and from the Metropolitan Area of Los Angeles. When completed these freeways will constitute the finest and most modern motor connections with cities and towns throughout Southern California.

LUCCA RESTAURANT - One of the most colorful restaurants in America, with the charm of the old world in a new world setting and where Hollywood begins. Comfortably seats 500 in an air cooled atmosphere. The food is world famous, as Ten Million patrons can testify. Unique Pokerchip Bar, Coffee Shop and Curio Shop. Be sure to get gift souvenir pastry box. Open from noon till midnight.

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.

"WORLD FAMOUS COCOANUT GROVE"
at the Ambassador Hotel where stars of the motion picture and
theatrical world mingle with Southern California's smart set nightly.

3 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

I wonder how long it took before railings were added down the center of the freeways? Can you imagine how many cars crossed over the grass dividers into oncoming traffic?

I hope the recreation of the Carthay Circle Theater being planned for DCA looks as good as it does in this postcard. But I know it probably won't!

Major Pepperidge said...

Oh, if only I could see the Los Angeles of the 30's & 40's! And 50's, why the heck not. Wonder what happened to the Lucca restaurant. Ten million patrons, yikes!

Davelandweb said...

The Grove - so wish I could have seen it before it was demolished!