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December 7, 2010 5:45 AM   Subscribe

Photos from the Los Angeles Times Archives from Shirley Temple to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
posted by sonika (15 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Before football became the Rose Bowl tradition, ostriches were raced after the parade.

I would support a resurgence of this practice.
posted by DU at 5:51 AM on December 7, 2010 [5 favorites]


The parents at the beach image is just heartbreaking. Ugh.
posted by punkfloyd at 5:58 AM on December 7, 2010


Fantastic. Really fantastic. Thanks for this.
posted by kbanas at 6:03 AM on December 7, 2010


These are gorgeous images, especially that last one. Wowza.
posted by SkylitDrawl at 6:07 AM on December 7, 2010


These are originally from Framework, the photography blog at the L.A. Times.
posted by gubo at 6:11 AM on December 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


June 22, 1978: Marine Reservists during a training amphibious landing at Coronado capture one spectator — a Navy specialist getting some rays after planting dummy explosives.

Time traveling Zach Galifianakis!
posted by drezdn at 6:19 AM on December 7, 2010 [1 favorite]



The parents at the beach image is just heartbreaking. Ugh.


I grew up right there, and Jack Gaunt was one of the dads on the block. He was mainly a hard drinking nightside photographer for the Times and he had some very interesting stories to tell. I sort of idolized him.

Here are a few more of his.
posted by Danf at 6:24 AM on December 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


The parents on the beach is certainly the most powerful image. Totally heartbreaking. It seems oddly out of place in the rest of the collection.

The frog jumping one is funny. I was trying to work out what the hell was going on... then I noticed the frog.
posted by afx237vi at 6:25 AM on December 7, 2010


Before football became the Rose Bowl tradition, ostriches were raced after the parade.

I say we ditch football and go back to ostrich racing.
posted by fings at 6:32 AM on December 7, 2010


D'oh, beaten to it. I'll just be over here in the corner, hanging my head in shame for not previewing.
posted by fings at 6:36 AM on December 7, 2010


These are originally from Framework, the photography blog at the L.A. Times.

Thank you! I was kinda wondering why the LA Times was posting to a Russian LiveJournal.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:44 AM on December 7, 2010


from Shirley Temple to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Oh, and Robert F. Kennedy shot in the face. Good morning!
posted by meandthebean at 8:33 AM on December 7, 2010


These are great, but you might want to warn people about possible triggers given that the first picture on the page is a rather dramatic depiction of Robert F Kennedy immediately after his assassination.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 8:55 AM on December 7, 2010


These are great, but you might want to warn people about possible triggers given that the first picture on the page is a rather dramatic depiction of Robert F Kennedy immediately after his assassination.

Y'know, I did think about that but I didn't want to frame the post in a way that highlighted the photo of RFK as I didn't want to create the misleading impression that it was somehow the point of the post or even a significant part of the photo gallery.

As for "triggering," if I'm parsing this correctly as "something that could trigger memories of past abuse"... seems like an odd word choice since I'm pretty sure the population of people who have survived assassination attempts is a small one. In terms of being upsetting - again, I didn't think that framing the post to call attention to one specific photo was the way to do it, especially since I don't think the photo of RFK would have stood out so much if it hadn't been the first in the series.
posted by sonika at 10:32 AM on December 7, 2010


January 21, 1977: Mothers and children protest against mandatory busing in front of Sunland Elementary School. About 35 demonstrators appeared in front of five area schools.

That little kid in the middle sort of skipping merrily along while the angry anti-busing moms march could've been me if my mom had given a shit about busing. I got on that school bus and went wherever it took me, and I think I'm the better for having done it.
posted by blucevalo at 10:55 AM on December 7, 2010


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