Time travel

Downtown LA in 1946 (video)

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I missed this video time capsule when the Los Angeles City Clerk's archives put this on You Tube in October. It's a training film for traffic officers from 1946, and shows a number of downtown intersections. The metadata cites 9th and Hill streets, and I'm pretty sure I see a scene of pedestrians walking through Pershing Square before the surface was elevated for the parking structure beneath the park. Or maybe it's MacArthur Park? It's the screen grab I use above, so maybe someone will know.


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