Skip to comments.Video of Los Angeles 1940s - LA Noire?
Posted on 10/14/2018 1:02:31 PM PDT by Jamestown1630
Someone recently posted a link to a YouTube video of film from 1940s Los Angeles - it was a night time drive through the city, in color, featuring music from the composers who did the soundtrack to LA Noire.
I've tried my best to find this again - even bookmarked what I thought was the video, but it's not.
Does anyone recall this and have a link?
Interesting. Thanks for the links.
There are plenty of men with hats, and plenty of men without them.
Yes, I saw a lot of hats. Ties, too, though LA seems to have become less formal a lot sooner than the East did.
Youtube on lets you click the little gear in the lower right corner and select a playback speed. I watched it on 50% speed.
Thanks. I didn’t realize I could do that ;-)
That makes sense. I expected to see more hats.
I too remember the articles a few weeks back about Dunkin Donuts (and Mister Donut) being the ones that invented the word Donut.
This 1946 video obviously puts the lie to that.
I grew up in the Boston area during the time Mister Donut and Dunkin Donuts were big chains. Nobody ever mentioned back then that they were responsible for the "donut" spelling. I never remember spelling donut as "doughnut" either.
The media is so lazy that you can't even take unimportant things they say for granted anymore. Journalism is for the most part dead.
There was a report on television last Spring about an incident where a deer was causing trouble in a local neighborhood. The ‘newsman’ said that the deer was probably rowdy because it was “mating season”.
According to the movie marquee for Gilda this was filmed around 1946-47
The video itself says 1946. There’s another one on YouTube from which this one seems to have been edited.
The Los Angeles my parents and grandparents lived in.
Note the lack of Spanish or any other language.
Los Angeles was American then. Even downtown.
I found this little short from about the same period:
It's interesting to hear the population estimates on China Town and Calle Olvera: 3000 for both.
They were tiny, remnant populations since LA was a little under 2 million in 1946 (about 0.2% in both cases).
It reminds us of the enormity of the invasion since then, really getting underway in about 1970. Los Angeles is now predominantly Mexican, with well over 2 million in LA proper.
My mother spoke fluent Spanish and told me she never used it when she lived in West LA in the late '40s. There was just no reason to - except if you took a stroll through East LA, i.e., Olvera Street.
Downtown LA, where my great uncles worked, was like the western version of New York. An American big city, one of the defining places.
It was interesting to me because of what the various cultures actually added to the area and ambience back then; which quality I agree is very different from what they bring today.
But I believe a lot of the reason for that is an all-around decline in the various cultures themselves. Our own culture hasn’t been innocent of a steep decline.
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