‘SIMPLI’ ASSEMBLED FIFTY PHOTOS OF ICONIC LOS ANGELES – EACH WITH A STORY TO TELL

Below – five of the photos from Simpli. . . . . . LOS ANGELES will always be one of my favourite cities, and I’ll never forget the good times I’ve had there. At the moment both TORONTO and L.A. are in lockdown. Best wishes to both and those who live in them. <Above – City Hall, Downtown Los Angeles.  It’s an icon alright.>HOLLYWOOD CINEMA, 1951. “open all night” Hollywood was annexed by Los Angeles In1950. Population then was 1,970,358 and today it’s 12,447,000 (or more).FREEWAY INTERCHANGES – A complex of intersecting freeways is not that unusual in Los Angeles.LAKEWOOD BUILDING PROJECT – One of those aerial geometric designs Los Angeles is famous for. They look better from the air, and at night they’re spectacular.STREETCAR GRAVE YARD, 1960 – That’s about when the street railways were shut down and replaced by more freeways, buses and cars.MISS CONTROL TOWER, 1951 – Being Miss Control Tower must have been something you’d never forget. This is a picture showing a car wash employee posing with a beauty contest participant.  The Control Tower was built in the late 1960’s and is located at the Brackett Field Airport, which had only one runway.’A STAR IS BORN’ starring Judy Garland, 1954. – Jack Warner sent invitations to every movie star in town, weeks before the premiere. Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day, Humphrey Bogart, and Lauren Bacall were among some of the biggest named stars at the premiere. This was the first televised film debut and it aired on NBC.