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Night on the town
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1944
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Robinez Reid and girlfriends with sailors they met at "The Downbeat", a nightclub on Central Avenue, Los Angeles. Identities of the women from left to right: Robinez Reid; Emily Labean; Loretta Reid; Wanda Williams. The sailors are unidentified, but they were stationed in Los Angeles at the time, circa 1944.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection
S-004-258 120
Downbeat (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--California--Los Angeles
Nightclubs--California--Los Angeles
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs

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