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From the Archives: Los Angeles Times Building and City Hall

Fitzgerald Whitney took this image from the roof of The Times-Mirror Annex building — now known as The Times South building. To the right of the Times building is a Security First National Bank branch. The entire block -- in photo below - is now the site of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters....

  • From the Archives: 1912 Los Angeles Times composing room

    From the Archives: 1912 Los Angeles Times composing room

    Photo from 1912 of the then brand-new Los Angeles Times composing room.

  • From the Archives: Fallout shelter becomes photo lab

    From the Archives: Fallout shelter becomes photo lab

    In a May 30, 1971, article, Los Angeles Times staff writer Eric Malnic reported on the conversion to new uses of 1960s-era fallout shelters, including this large one at the Dunn School. Malnic wrote: One thing about fallout shelters — they are built to last. Which is why virtually every one of...

  • From the Archives: The Who returns to Los Angeles

    From the Archives: The Who returns to Los Angeles

    After a four-year absence, the Who returned to Los Angeles in 1980 with seven live concerts. The 110,000 tickets quickly sold out. On June 20 and 21, 1980, the Who performed at the Forum in Inglewood. The next five performances, June 23-28, where at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. In the June 23,...

  • From the Archives: Ella Zanow admonishes a chicken

    From the Archives: Ella Zanow admonishes a chicken

    Ella Zanow enjoyed raising chickens, but not when one of her 75 chicks poked her left eye. A short story in the March 13, 1936, Los Angeles Times began, “Never trust a baby chick, not even the most downy and guileless. They’re all vicious at heart and will do you in the eye, given half a chance.”...

  • From the Archives: The Pink Lady of Malibu

    From the Archives: The Pink Lady of Malibu

    The painting of a nude woman quickly became a media sensation. But local officials, claiming it would distract drivers, ordered the Pink Lady removed. After attempts with high-pressure hoses and paint remover failed, the Pink Lady was covered up with brown paint. On the 25th anniversary of the...

  • From the Archives: A few weeks in paradise for 1984 urban nomads

    From the Archives: A few weeks in paradise for 1984 urban nomads

    On Feb. 5, 1984, staff photographer Ken Lubas spent the day with a small group of Native Americans living in makeshift shelters on Bunker Hill. By Feb. 12, 1984 — when a Los Angeles Times story appeared on the homeless group — they had been evicted. Staff writer Jerry Cohen reported: Of all the...

  • From the Archives: Vagabond Leo V. Voss visits the Los Angeles Times

    From the Archives: Vagabond Leo V. Voss visits the Los Angeles Times

    Vagabond and self-promoter Leo V. Voss stopped in and visited the Los Angeles Times. After proving he could move a newspaper delivery truck attached to his hair, this photo and story appeared in the July 17, 1950, Times: At least one man has solved the cost-of-living problem. It costs him only...

  • From the Archives: Runaway truck lands on fast-food counter

    From the Archives: Runaway truck lands on fast-food counter

    A driver lost control, crossed two streets, smashed into cars and then backed onto the restaurant counter. The driver, a passenger and three restaurant patrons were injured. This photo by staff photographer Rick Meyer appeared in the March 6, 1997, Los Angeles Times Valley Edition. See more from...

  • From the Archives: Richfield Building sculptures in wrecking yard

    From the Archives: Richfield Building sculptures in wrecking yard

    In 1969, the Richfield Building – also known as the Richfield Tower – was demolished. The building’s terra cotta angels were saved and put up for sale. This photo by staff photographer John Malmin appeared in the April 10, 1969, Los Angeles Times. In an accompanying story, staff writer Dave Felton...

  • From the Archives: Bing Crosby gives Bob Hope a golf lesson

    From the Archives: Bing Crosby gives Bob Hope a golf lesson

    This image was taken early in the year but wasn’t published until Dec. 8, 1946. It appeared in a Los Angeles Times Sports section story promoting Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's appearance at the National Blind Golf Tournament held at Inglewood Country Club. Hope and Crosby lent their presence to countless...

  • Royal Wedding: British royal weddings since 1840

    Royal Wedding: British royal weddings since 1840

    A look back at British royal weddings since Queen Victoria's 1840 union with her first cousin, Prince Albert.

  • From the Archives: Sleeping atop a bike

    From the Archives: Sleeping atop a bike

    Staff photographer Ken Hively took this image at 9th and Figueroa streets. It appeared as a stand-alone image on the Nov. 9, 1983, Los Angeles Times Metro page. The sleeping woman was believed to be homeless. The print for this image was found in the Los Angeles Times archive, filed with images...

  • From the Archives: Meteorologist 'Dr. George' Fischbeck

    From the Archives: Meteorologist 'Dr. George' Fischbeck

    This photo by staff photographer Larry Bessel appeared in the Nov. 15, 1978, Los Angeles Times. Staff writer Howard Rosenberg reported: He claps his hands, flaps his arms, wiggles his bristly mustache, mugs for the camera and cannot be ignored or forgotten. Only rarely is he subdued. “I must begin...

  • From the Archives: Light Up the Border protests

    From the Archives: Light Up the Border protests

    During the winter of 1989-90, anti-immigration protesters started parking their vehicles near the United States-Mexico border and shining headlights into Mexico. Following one large so-called Light Up the Border protest, writer Patrick McDonnell reported in the May 26, 1990, Los Angeles Times: ...

  • From the Archives: Family evicted from hillside

    From the Archives: Family evicted from hillside

    The homeless family of seven had been ordered to leave the hillside. The family had erected a tent and hoped to build a home on the site. This photo was published in the April 24, 1948, Los Angeles Times. The accompanying story explained: For a place to live, a family of seven waged a desperate...

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