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Mutual Benefit Life Plaza
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.; Title supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi.
Looking southeast down Wilshire Boulevard towards the Mutual Benefit Life Plaza; a few storefronts are seen directly west of the office complex. Located at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard and completed in 1971, the plaza includes a 32-story office building and two smaller buildings designed by William L. Pereira. The building served as the headquarters for Mutual Benefit Life until their bankruptcy in 1991.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Mutual Benefit Life Plaza (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Storefronts--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Pereira, William L.,1909-1985
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