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18 Beautiful Vintage Color Photos of Los Angeles From the 1950’s and 1960s

Ian Smith
Sunset Blvd, 1965

In the 50s and the 60s, Los Angeles was an industrial and financial giant created by war production and migration, the city assembled more cars than any city in U.S.A, except Detroit, that later will be the main cause for being the city of “smog,” or one of the most polluted cities in the United States.

We found a handful of amazing vintage photos that show the City of Angels during the 50s and 60s on this cool blog neat stuff.

So take a trip down the memory lane, and check out this amazing vintage photos of Los Angeles.

 

Andersen's Restaurant - Los Angeles, 1954

Andersen’s Restaurant – Los Angeles, 1954

 

Capitol Records on Hollywood and Vine, 1962

Capitol Records on Hollywood and Vine, 1962

 

Drug King & Rexall - Hollywood and Vine, 1965

Drug King & Rexall – Hollywood and Vine, 1965

 

Gravmans Chinese Theater Hollywood Blvd, 1965

Gravmans Chinese Theater Hollywood Blvd, 1965

 

Hody's Restaurant on Hollywood and Vine, 1965

Hody’s Restaurant on Hollywood and Vine, 1965

 

Hollywood Blvd from Vine Street, 1965

Hollywood Blvd from Vine Street, 1965

 

Kress, Carnation & General of America Insurance - Los Angeles, 1954

Kress, Carnation & General of America Insurance – Los Angeles, 1954

 

Los Angeles, 1954

Los Angeles, 1954

 

 

 

Miracle Mile Mayco, 1950s

Miracle Mile Mayco, 1950s

 

Pantages Theater on Hollywood Blvd, 1965

Pantages Theater on Hollywood Blvd, 1965

 

Pershing Square, 1965

Pershing Square, 1965

Rex Arms, Mobilgas - Los Angeles, 1954

Rex Arms, Mobilgas – Los Angeles, 1954

 

Rose Parade - Pasadena, 1962

Rose Parade – Pasadena, 1962

 

Santa Monica Blvd - Los Angeles, 1964

Santa Monica Blvd – Los Angeles, 1964

 

Sunset Blvd, 1965

Sunset Blvd, 1965

 

The Brown Derby - Los Angeles, 1954

The Brown Derby – Los Angeles, 1954

 

Wilshire Blvd, 1954 II

Wilshire Blvd, 1954

 

Wilshire Blvd, 1954

Wilshire Blvd, 1954