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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
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
    Posts: 326


    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!
  2. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,562

    from SoCal

  3. 33HEMI
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
    Posts: 407


    Thank`s for posting that`s a great bit of film 1.45 & 3.19 in you see a hot rod.
  4. All that old iron! I was just learning to read all those signs, but in Iowa.
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  5. 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!
  6. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,733


    Very nice..... Thanks for sharing

    At least two Hot Rods...

    Here is one

  7. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,997

    Special Ed

  8. 36C8
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
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  9. farmergal
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,074

    from somewhere

    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!
  10. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
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  11. LB+1
    Joined: Sep 28, 2006
    Posts: 561

    from 71292

    Neat ride back in time - *Thanks*
  12. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,777

    need louvers ?

    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.
  14. toml24
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
    Posts: 901


    That was very cool.
  15. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,079


    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?:)
  16. BillWallace
    Joined: May 6, 2011
    Posts: 132


    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.
  17. 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.
  18. fordsoup
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 93

    from Altadena

    Pretty cool. I'll have to show my pop that one.
  19. Chevy54
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,659

    from Orange, CA

    Very cool...must be late 40s...saw a 47 n up Chevy pickup and a panel in there!
  20. AJofHollywood
    Joined: Oct 3, 2008
    Posts: 638


    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.
  21. Im reading the book L.A. Noir right now and it is unreal! It is what the game was based on.
  22. rod rialto
    Joined: Apr 10, 2011
    Posts: 59

    rod rialto
    from rialto, ca

    Thx for posting, great little vid.
  23. coolmilitary
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
    Posts: 120

    from So Cal

    Here's the other hot rod. I love it![​IMG]
  24. Chevy54
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,659

    from Orange, CA

    ^^^ So great^^^
  25. edgeabilly
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 735


    That was really cool. I'm sending it to every one of my friends!!:D
  26. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    AHHHH 'I remember dem daze'. used to ride the old trolleys bakthen
  27. 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.
  28. Airborne34
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
    Posts: 502


    That was Awsome!!!!
  29. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,796

    Silhouettes 57

    Sure there are Hot Rods!!! After all they are in L.A.!!!
    Thanks for the post.
  30. K. Thornton
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
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    K. Thornton

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