Friday, August 03, 2012
Retro Friday: Los Angeles in the 1920s
It's how Los Angeles of "The Artist" really looked. Here's a promotional silent film, apparently produced by Ford, about Los Angeles in the 1920s. Check out the old Plaza Church, the (long gone) old Chinatown, a busting Broadway, "Central Park" (now Pershing Square) and a lot more.
And above, another silent film, this one of Hollywood in the 1920s. At around 2:30 in is a collection of old theaters, including the late, lamented Cathay Circle Theatre.