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I. Magnin store on Wilshire Boulevard
Alternative Title
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.
Exterior view of an I. Magnin store, located at 3240 Wilshire Boulevard, showing the black marble fac¸ade on the ground floor, where the entrance is seen. Designed by Myron Hunt and built to the cost of $3,000,000, the 1939 structure operated entirely by electricity and was completely air-conditioned. The I. Magnin chain existed until the early 1990s, at which time this store was closed.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
I. Magnin & Co
Department stores--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Hunt, Myron,1868-1952
Time Period

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