Bunker Hill in Kodachrome

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George Mann was a vaudeville performer who made color photographs of downtown's Bunker Hill neighborhood before all the Victorians and rooming houses were torn down. There is a show of his 1960s Kodachrome photos — in 3-D, with glasses provided — tonight at Central Library. "George Mann just might be the most interesting Los Angeles photographer you’ve never heard of," says the Los Angeles Visionaries Association. "His color scenes of the lost Victorian neighborhood of Bunker Hill, taken just before it was demolished fifty years ago in a misguided urban renewal project, have transformed our understanding of downtown."

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On Bunker Hill
George Mann archive


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