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Los Angeles, on film, photographed between 1987 and 2000. Ex-X |Photographer | Retired Navy Chief | Dog owner | 45 is psychotic #LosAngeles 🇺🇦

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South of Los Angeles off the Santa Ana Freeway around holiday season, 1994, with gas at the Shell station selling for $1.30 a gallon. Sharp eyed observers will note arrows pointing to either “full serve,” where someone actually pumped your gas for you, or what we all have now - self serve. It was also a time when you had to pay in advance - they weren’t yet set up for debit cards.

portcitystudios, to random
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Pick your breakfast spot: Bob’s Big Boy (1993), or Phil’s Diner (1988), both in the San Fernando Valley.

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portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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There’s always a palm tree: In Palisades Park, Santa Monica, 1994.

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Via Josh Gerstein:

NEW: Insurance giant Chubb issues letter to customers defending $91.6 bond for to facilitate his appeal in libel case. Company calls itself 'part of the justice system plumbing' & says bond 'fully collateralized' if verdict is upheld.

ADDED: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/24479707-trump-bond-3132024

portcitystudios,
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@GottaLaff @Alan By now every company short of My Pillow knows how toxic a Trump association has become. To go forward with that knowledge is…

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@DemocracySpot Not to be confused with The Dickies?

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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In farm country after Winter rains, Ventura County, California, 2000.

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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The United Artists Theater, 8th and Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, 1993. Right next door - the Eastern Columbia building.

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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A KABC reporter takes a break between spots at the LA County Courthouse during the 1995 OJ Simpson trial. The small tv monitor is showing a live feed from the courtroom, of which local coverage was wall-to-wall.

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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On Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 1998, and a Malibu land specialist on vacant land.

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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Looking east in downtown Los Angeles from the roof of the Orpheum Theater, 1993. Off in the distance to the center is LA City Hall. To the left are two 1920’s-era antennas from radio station KRKD. Zoom in to the right and there’s Dr. Campbell the credit dentist, an LA staple on local television.
https://youtu.be/q4lf7ivC6hA?si=VK1DdufjuM7kh93h

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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50th anniversary screening of “Citizen Kane” at the Nuart Theater, West Los Angeles, 1991.

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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Downtown Los Angeles, from the roof of the Orpheum Theater, 1993.

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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Westwood Village, 2000, from the roof of a Wilshire Blvd. office tower. I believe this remarkable building (I know - there’s one every block in Italy) used to be a bank.

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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Westwood Village, from the roof of an office tower, 2000. The view is northwesterly, perhaps looking towards Pacific Palisades.

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At the Amtrak station in Santa Barbara, 1994.

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portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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The El Royale apartments, just south of Hollywood, from a helicopter above, 1995.

portcitystudios, to random
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Hello - the LA photographs that I post receive a very small number of likes or reblogs. So, yawn, I get 4 likes, 2 reblogs… in the decade that I have posted my LA photographs on Twitter, and now Mastodon and Post, not once has an agent, gallery, or museum contacted me or shown any interest. Well, last night I posted this 1994 black and white photograph of palm trees in Santa Monica and I received 23 likes and 9 reblogs. That’s like viral for me on Mastodon. So, hello & thanks 🙂

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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In Palisades Park, Santa Monica, 1994.

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Looking north in Hollywood, 1993.

portcitystudios, to Cinema
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Saddened by the loss of Norman Jewison, a film director of so many movies I appreciate: “In the Heat of the Night,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming,” “Moonstruck.” Rest in peace.

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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A sign from long ago at the Ambassador Hotel, Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 1987. #losangeles #hotel #font #photography #BlackAndWhite

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Inside a Robinson’s May department store at the Northridge Fashion Center in the aftermath of the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake, whose 30th anniversary is today.

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30th anniversary of the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake, 6.7 on the Richter Scale, hitting a wide area at 4:31 in the morning. This shot of a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Granada Hills; no doubt lives were saved because the quake hit so early in the morning.

portcitystudios, to LosAngeles
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1987: The employee entrance to the Burbank Studios, a collaboration between Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures. Based on older photographs I’ve seen, this sign dates back to the 1930’s. #losangeles #cinema #tv #photography #BlackAndWhite #fonts

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New homes under construction by the Conejo Grade and Ventura Freeway, Ventura County, 2000.

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