Friday, October 18, 2013

Retro Friday: Home Movies of Los Angeles, Circa 1977-78

Wolfgang Gegusch took this film (no sound) of a trip to Los Angeles in 1978. (L.A. starts about 1 minute in, after a drive on the freeway.) Check out some of the old downtown scenes (Pershing Square in greener times!) and a lengthy visit on the Universal Studios tram ride.

Below, Mackenzie Rough shares his home movie of a 1977 visit. My favorite part is when he starts focusing in signs of the era. That includes a sigh ridiculously (well, for now) gas prices:


Here's Rough's film:

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