Observing Los Angeles

When cars really were king in L.A.

Car in market
Pat Saperstein at Eating L.A. has some fun digging through the newly released Life magazine photo archive on Google for some prime Los Angeles images. She hit a trove of late 1940s shots showing postwar car culture, such as this drive-into market.

Native Intelligence: TJ Sullivan takes in the L.A. Auto Show, now raised in prominence with Detroit's show fading.

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