I’ve seen this photo numerous times, but I just realized (I’m pretty sure) that the Western Union storefront in the photograph is where Mao’s Kitchen is now located. I had lunch there yesterday, and I guess it just clicked. Pretty cool to see how the infrastructure was once built around the Pacific Electric cars.
It’s really fascinating to watch the recreation of Atlantic City during it’s “hey day” and I can’t help but be mesmerized by the backdrops for the exterior scenes shot there. I’ve always had a soft-spot for historical boardwalk scenes. Not really sure if it’s some weird obsession with the Monopoly boardgame or the secretive aspect… Read More Old Venice and the Backdrops of “Boardwalk Empire”
Check out this highly detailed scan of a map of Los Angeles from 1928. Depicted in the above section are the Pickering and Crystal piers in Ocean Park. Cloverfield Boulevard gets is named for the original title of Santa Monica airport, “Clover Aviation Field.” I took the map section above and superimposed it over Google… Read More Santa Monica in 1928
I just found this neat little piece of info. For a while now I’d been aware that the big bus depot down in Venice was originally built as a train depot for the old trolley lines. You can still see the railroad tracks on Rose between Main and Pacific, as well as in a few… Read More Some PERY History