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Old 09-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default Los Angeles car and street scene footage, 1940's

I'm not sure if this has been posted (looked on the search function) but here is some amazing, sharp focus "background" B&W footage shot in LA in the 40's. Great cars, awesome street scenes, pure nostalgia!

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2011/09/post_303.php
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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pretty neat
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:20 AM   #3
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Thank`s for posting that`s a great bit of film 1.45 & 3.19 in you see a hot rod.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:23 AM   #4
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All that old iron! I was just learning to read all those signs, but in Iowa.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:24 AM   #5
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Default Re: Los Angeles car and street scene footage, 1940's

I spotted two old hotrod roadsters if you look carefully. One highboy Model A at about 1:48 and another full fendered A I think a little later. Time Warp!
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:27 AM   #6
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Default Re: Los Angeles car and street scene footage, 1940's

Very nice..... Thanks for sharing

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:28 AM   #7
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Default Re: Los Angeles car and street scene footage, 1940's

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I'm not sure if this has been posted (looked on the search function) but here is some amazing, sharp focus "background" B&W footage shot in LA in the 40's. Great cars, awesome street scenes, pure nostalgia!

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2011/09/post_303.php

You should add that to the History of Los Angeles thread here on the HAMB.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ht=los+angeles
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:38 AM   #8
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Will do!
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:40 AM   #9
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Default Re: Los Angeles car and street scene footage, 1940's

how about the hot rod roadster going up the hill with someone int he rumble seat and 2 more guys in the front seat. very cool. awsome footage!
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:59 AM   #10
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:24 AM   #11
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Neat ride back in time - *Thanks*
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:41 AM   #12
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Didja notice how many late model cars had skirts? All of them were two door sedans too... Cool footage. Being a huge fan of film noir movies, most of those streets were kind of familiar, too.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:58 AM   #13
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That can't be L A. No grafitti!! The sad thing is seeing the rails from one of the best mass transit systems in the country that were soon to be ripped up.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:06 PM   #14
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That was very cool.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:24 PM   #15
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I'll have to show this to Mom. She was an 18 year old girl working in L.A City Hall in 1948. You can see the building in this film. Maybe that was her in the cross walk?
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:34 PM   #16
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LA was one beautiful city then. I lived there in the early 60s & it was still then. Cities have undergone so many changes since then & LA more than most. Wonderful video & thanks for posting.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:28 PM   #17
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This footage is amazing...............this is the stuff I dream about.Just imagine seeing Wally Welch pull up next to you at the stop sign while he is driving his convertible 41 ford. Thanks for sharing this footage.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:42 PM   #18
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Pretty cool. I'll have to show my pop that one.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:08 PM   #19
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Very cool...must be late 40s...saw a 47 n up Chevy pickup and a panel in there!
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:15 PM   #20
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Default Re: Los Angeles car and street scene footage, 1940's

Really great to watch. I grew up and live in LA, (37 years old). The streets in the film are so familiar, yet so so different.

It was also so gratifying to see two roadster hot rod in plain sight in this one short film. It proves how popular they were with the youths.

If you have a Playstation 3, get LA Noire --you get to drive those streets yourself.
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