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12/16/21 11:51 AM
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This video is from 1935 in CA. It gets a little boring at times, but neat to see all the stuff along the drive. Service stations and such.



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Re: Cool old video [Re: kwhmopar1] #2996097
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that was great ! up
thank you for sharing sir ! bow
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Re: Cool old video [Re: moparx] #2996120
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12 seconds in........

[Linked Image]

Is it me or does the area just seem cleaner than what we see nowadays?

Thanks for sharing! thumbs


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Re: Cool old video [Re: Satilite73] #2996140
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Didn't realize there were some many electric vehicles back then.
No exhaust, or puffs of smoke from any car or truck.
Must be some "miracle" asphalt used then, surfaces look Perfect.

Too much "processing" to "clean up" films kinda spoils it somewhat.

Re: Cool old video [Re: Satilite73] #2996814
12/19/21 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Satilite73

12 seconds in........

[Linked Image]

Is it me or does the area just seem cleaner than what we see nowadays?

Thanks for sharing! thumbs
That's exactly what I've said to everyone I shared it with! Much cleaner all the way around. Cleaner streets, cleaner buildings, cleaner people, everything!


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Re: Cool old video [Re: kwhmopar1] #2996837
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Is that 9 cents per gallon at that 76 station? And a woman driver in that what might be a Buick? eek

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Re: Cool old video [Re: Rhinodart] #2996846
12/19/21 08:41 PM
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Thanks so much for sharing!
Something must be wrong with my video player because the version I saw had no signs of trash, graffiti, homeless or human excrement anywhere! I'm sure of it, not a discarded candy wrapper or newspaper to be found PERIOD and I watched my version twice!! scope work shruggy Must be some kind of green filter or something?
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Re: Cool old video [Re: Copper Dart] #2996887
12/19/21 10:27 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Yeah, it's a striking comparison to contemporary L.A., and cities in general.
Open spaces, general cleanliness, and a general air of peaceful coexistence in those free-form traffic lanes.
Also, the architecture is simple, often elegant, and not obnoxious.
Wilshire was a fairly high-class area for many years.
Interesting wrecked truck on the hook.

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That same video came up on my youtube home page a couple of days ago. I didn't watch it this time, since I've seen it a couple of times already.


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Re: Cool old video [Re: Satilite73] #2997008
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Originally Posted by Satilite73

12 seconds in........

[Linked Image]

Is it me or does the area just seem cleaner than what we see nowadays?

Thanks for sharing! thumbs


I believe it was. A lot of the trash we see today didn't exist back them.
No Plastic Trash, Bags, & Bottles,
Bottles were glass and Soda pop bottles usually had a deposit for return.
No Fast food joints handing out wrappers and bags like crazy through a window.
Everything was biodegradable or metals that were recycled by virtue of it was cheaper to recycle than make new.
Retail packaging of all products was minimal and often didn't exist at all.

Less trash and less waste back in those days. IMHO

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sadly, i believe people back then felt a bit better about keeping things nice, no matter their sociology-economic status in life.
in other words, no "me first" mentality that is so prevalent in today's society.
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Re: Cool old video [Re: IMGTX] #2997221
12/21/21 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by IMGTX
Originally Posted by Satilite73

12 seconds in........

[Linked Image]

Is it me or does the area just seem cleaner than what we see nowadays?

Thanks for sharing! thumbs


I believe it was. A lot of the trash we see today didn't exist back them.
No Plastic Trash, Bags, & Bottles,
Bottles were glass and Soda pop bottles usually had a deposit for return.
No Fast food joints handing out wrappers and bags like crazy through a window.
Everything was biodegradable or metals that were recycled by virtue of it was cheaper to recycle than make new.
Retail packaging of all products was minimal and often didn't exist at all.

Less trash and less waste back in those days. IMHO




Just north of where I grew up. Rode bikes and drove (and still drive) all around there.

Those streets and sidewalks are fairly new in 1932. That area developed around that time. Probably why someone took the effort and money to film it. 90 years later, there’s original sidewalks date stamped from that era.

Nowadays you go to a fresh new suburban development it looks nice like that too.

The area was a suburb in 1932. Now, it considered in the mist of the city. And BTW, that’s Beverly Hills.. It was a NICE city and development THEN and NOW. Notice the Dusenberg dealership.


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Re: Cool old video [Re: autoxcuda] #2997255
12/21/21 09:34 AM
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Two comments:

I would guess that virtually all, if not all, of the people seen in that film are dead. But I would guess that some of the vehicles are still in existence. We as humans have a finite lifespan but machinery can exist forever.

Secondly, where are the stop lights? This went on for block after block with no stops.


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Re: Cool old video [Re: 6PakBee] #2997279
12/21/21 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by 6PakBee
Two comments:

I would guess that virtually all, if not all, of the people seen in that film are dead. But I would guess that some of the vehicles are still in existence. We as humans have a finite lifespan but machinery can exist forever.

Secondly, where are the stop lights? This went on for block after block with no stops.


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1939)^ - View showing the Beverly Wilshire Hotel at 9500 Wilshire Boulevard as seen from the northwest corner of Wilshire and Rodeo Drive. Sign at lower right reads: “Boulevard Stop”.


In the video, I don’t think they cross Santa Monica Blvd (to the west) or LaCienaga Blvd (to the west). Those would be the biggest crossing intersections. Especially then.

Nowadays the city of Beverly Hills naturally controls all the stop light signal sequencing. The signals definitely favor THEIR residents that cross Wilshire as opposed to the majority of traffic along Wilshire.

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Re: Cool old video [Re: autoxcuda] #2997479
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AH-HA! Thanks for the insight, I would have never guessed that looking at the film.


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Re: Cool old video [Re: 6PakBee] #2997481
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Cool video


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Re: Cool old video [Re: 6PakBee] #2997482
12/21/21 11:20 PM
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Here’s a picture showing the actual pavement on Wilshire up close.

I don’t think this is a restored picture. Or at least nit as heavenly restored as in that video.

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ca. 1927)##++ – View looking west on Wilshire Boulevard showing a group of men, including Walter G. McCarty, surveying the street and posing for the camera. The Beverly Wilshire Hotel is under construction as part of McCarty's developing landscape that once included the Beverly Hills Speedway tract of land. In the distance, the white building with the arched front doorway would soon become the Brown Derby Restaurant.

Historical Notes

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel was constructed by real estate developer Walter G. McCarty on the site of the former Beverly Hills Speedway. It was completed in 1928 (when the city had fewer than 18,000 residents), and was then known as the "Beverly Wilshire Apartment Hotel". *^


*** side note: the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in the movie “Pretty Woman” with Julia Robert’s ***


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