This is a proper portrait of a very lovely young suburban Miss. She has a buoyant bubble hair-do, smart sailor dress and sensible '61 Mercury Comet, all perfectly posed in front of a classic Southern California ranch-style tract home. The Comet, one of the first American compact cars, is most noteworthy for its spellbinding cat-eye taillights. This particular car, finished most handsomely in black with a red interior, is sporty and formal at the same time.CLICK FOR MORE!
A shoeshine boy totes his gear and enjoys a churro while he poses in passing for a picture taken by a tourist.CLICK FOR MORE!
It’s spring, 1963 – a time of major transition on Bunker Hill - a once fashionable Victorian-era neighborhood in Los Angeles.
With the erector-set like skeleton of what was to become the most spectacular mid-century building in the city, the Department of Water and Power, as a dramatic backdrop, a woman immortalizes an old Victorian house across the street before the bulldozer arrives. In the meantime her husband tunes up their 1959 Triumph TR3. What a happy couple! They are members of the Long Beach Camera Club on an outing taking pictures on Bunker Hill.
Dress like an Arab and get in FREE (really!). There is only one place I know of where you can do that - the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in Indio, California. And thank goodness it’s that time of year again. The festivities continue February 13, 22, 2004.CLICK FOR MORE!