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Los Angeles car and street scene footage, 1940's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 36C8, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. 36C8
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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
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    pretty neat
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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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    All that old iron! I was just learning to read all those signs, but in Iowa.
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    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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    Very nice..... Thanks for sharing

    At least two Hot Rods...

    Here is one

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    Will do!
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    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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    Neat ride back in time - *Thanks*
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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.
  13. 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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    That was very cool.
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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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    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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    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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    Pretty cool. I'll have to show my pop that one.
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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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    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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    Im reading the book L.A. Noir right now and it is unreal! It is what the game was based on.
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    Thx for posting, great little vid.
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    Here's the other hot rod. I love it![​IMG]
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    ^^^ So great^^^
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    That was really cool. I'm sending it to every one of my friends!!:D
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    AHHHH 'I remember dem daze'. used to ride the old trolleys bakthen
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    If you look quickly when the roadster goes by at 1:49 you can see them looking at another roadster parked on the street to their right.
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    That was Awsome!!!!
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    Sure there are Hot Rods!!! After all they are in L.A.!!!
    Thanks for the post.
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