Los Angeles Theatre, Bullocks Department Store, Kress Five Dime, on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, 1931

Los Angeles Theatre, Bullocks Department Store, Kress Five Dime, on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, 1931Here’s a wonderful snapshot of life in Los Angeles in 1931, featuring three things that Angelenos at the time would all have known, but whose names are largely forgotten nowadays: the magnificently palatial Los Angeles Theatre (opened in 1931 with Chaplin’s “City Lights” which is playing in this photo); Bullocks Department Store, which had a number of branches around LA, the best of which was on Wilshire; and Kress, a five-and-dime store whose best-known branch was on Hollywood Boulevard.

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One Response to Los Angeles Theatre, Bullocks Department Store, Kress Five Dime, on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, 1931

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Well, can’t get much more early ’30s than a stunning shot like this.

    Here’s info on this beautiful historic theatre:

    http://www.losangelestheatre.com/history

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean