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What's not to love about this photo? A couple of ladies, dressed to the nines in casual day wear, out for a country drive in a huge old car.
Local public television station KCET has a wonderful piece on the old train depots in Los Angeles. The only remaining station is the 1930s deco masterpiece, Union Station. Turns out there were many more from the 1860s onward. Click here to see the whole article.
I picked up a bunch of vintage photos of people taking hikes on several well-known Southern California trails. This one of a couple sliding on a snowy Mt. Wilson, usually the closest snow to Los Angeles.
I love this picture of a well-dressed old woman. I'm sure those are her own roses. Her clothes and half smile remind me of the main character in the current novel I'm working on--also set in early twentieth century Los Angeles. Although, she is too old for it to really be a photo of Martha. I'm in love with the belted jacket and long skirt. In that outfit, one could be ready for anything--afternoon tea or a jaunt through the jungle.
You can read a short story with Martha, my Lady Detective, here.
I like this picture because if feels so staged. The dusty car, the fishing pole leaning against the light/rearview mirror, the handsome guy with a lit cigarette. It looks more like a movie still or promotional picture than just a picture from someone's personal collection.
I can't find any more information on this movie. There is nothing listed on imbd.com. But it doesn't detract from the coolness of the picture.
On the Moving Pictures Facebook page, I have been posting old photos from the 1910s and 1920s. I just realized that I should probably be posting them here too. I have been finding these old photos by searching through local swap meets. There is a dealer at the Pasadena City College Swap Meet that always has a great selection. Next month he is planning on bringing a whole lot more than usual, so, hopefully, I'll get a whole new load soon. To start off my new reposting initiative, here is one of my very favorites. The caption says: "Who is the Suffraget?" "H'lene!"
Thanks to everyone for purchasing the print version of Moving Pictures! I really hope you like it. Please remember to tell your friends, family, coworkers, everybody if you like it! Also remember, it makes a terrific Christmas present!
But truly, a sincere thank you to everyone who has bought Moving Pictures.