LA Weekly 1978-2018
As we continue our exploration of Los Angeles and its cultural backstory, we've acquired an enviable collection of LA Weekly magazine. And while the weekly is drastically less impressive today (thanks to some unfortunate changes in leadership), the importance in mining its vast history cannot be overlooked.

Our collection barely dents the forty year time span, and much like our Los Angeles Free Press collection, the focus is on film and music. It's a nostalgic look back at midnight movies at the Nuart, shopping for antique robes at Flip on Melrose, and seeing bands with funny names at Madame Wong's in Chinatown.
Los Angeles Free Press
L.A.'s legendary underground newspaper gets a thorough examination here. We've compiled a number of issues between 1966 and 1976, providing insightful essays on film, music and places of interest.

Offering a vast amount of historical significance, these issues shed a fascinating light from the days of KRLA and KMET, the Troubadour and the Whisky, Cinematheque-16 and psychedelic coffee shops along Fairfax Avenue.

The trip starts here…
Los Angeles Times Midwinter
Promoted as a "graphic story of Southern California's progress and future", Midwinter was illustrated in color and rotogravure while exploring various phases of Southern California life; industry, agriculture, population, civic improvement and the arts.

All of this was designed to show East Coast relatives and friends what they were missing, and "read about the rich land of promise".

Our curators mined the archives and pulled issues from 1923 and 1961. Although not complete, this collection offers a compelling and rich visual history of Los Angeles.
Pictorial California
Continuing to build on our extensive collection of Los Angeles artifacts, we've curated a selection of Pictorial California and the Pacific.

The richly illustrated magazine ("24 pages in Rotogravure") was published by Eugene Swarzwald of Keystone Photo Services in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Yearbook
Although covering some familiar material found in the Los Angeles Times Midwinter publications, these yearbooks from 1926 and 1931 provide additional history that explores the city's roots.
Hotel California
Just checking in? Please enjoy the free continental breakfast in one of our modern, air-conditioned, beautifully furnished rooms. From luxurious national chains down to the family-run rustic motor lodge on the edge of town (the one with the dodgy-looking pool).

With each gorgeous postcard, we've added a sensible amount of historical information with links to the current site - which sadly for many, has become a parking lot.
Goodbye, Baby
A look back at actress Susan Harrison.
Stuff 1979-1985
L.A.'s inspiring magazine published by Steve Samiof - editor and publisher of late-70's music magazine Slash.
Modern Living
Gorgeous selection of 1960's and 70's architecural interiors. Copious amount of lush carpets and warm, muted colors. A place where Matt Helm and Neely O'Hara relax with cocktails and quaaludes.






BAM 1978-1992
The Bay Area's iconic music magazine. Forgotten bands with funny names, hairspray and custom typefaces.
British Music Press
40 years of Melody Maker, NME, Sounds and Record Mirror. From a time when 3 quid got you into the gig.
N.Y. World's Fair
Take a trip on the Monorail and 'Ride into Tomorrow' with this gorgeous collection of artifacts from Flushing Meadow Park.
The Tunnel of Love
Raise a glass and toast these happy couples with our vintage wedding collection.
Studio Portraits
Late 1970's collection from a North Carolina photo studio. Often amusing, sometimes frightening.
For One Week Only
An elegant collection of trade ads from a whole other genre; 1970's exploitation. Double-features, lurid titles, blazing action and shocking nudity, all presented with unique showmanship.
Vintage City Slides
Take a boat along the East River, grab a slice at Piper's Alley, stay the night at the Beverly Hills Hotel (rates may have increased) or ride the cable car.
Vintage Las Vegas
Top draw line-up of images from 'a place where gambling is allowed'. Stonking array of marquee signs, interiors, the Strip and a buffet. No filler, just the business.






The Family Album
From the depths of the flea-market; a collection of unknown faces.
Magazine Covers
An engaging variety of notable magazine covers -- you'll find family favorites, along with a smattering of unusual titles thrown in for good measure.
Pin Up Glamour
The seedier side of modeling... but compelling nonetheless.
Tabloid Tales
Descending in to the trashy world of tabloid newspaper covers. To be honest, most are fairly offensive.


Rave Magazine 1964-1969
Village Voice 1969-1970
Walt Disney World


            



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