From Life magazine, we have a glimpse into the good life in LA in 1938. The Bullocks Wilshire department store was the first to cater to the “carriage trade” (i.e. not walk-past-the-front-door shoppers) by building the main entrance at the rear. Shoppers left their car under the porte cochere where valets would park it for them. And as the customers bought various goodies, their purchases would be sent directly to the car so that the customers wouldn’t be lumbered with enormous packages. Could it be any more civilized? For the car buffs, in the above photo, we are looking at a 1938 Cadillac, 1937 Buick, 1938 Chevrolet in this picture.