Title supplied by cataloger; 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. MacArthur Park, created in the 1880s under the name Westlake Park, was later renamed in honor of General Douglas MacArthur. By the 1890s, it was a vacation destination surrounded by luxury hotels; in the early part of the 20th Century, the area became known as the Champs Elyse´es of Los Angeles. MacArthur Park has been designated City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100. Workers are seen in the dry bed of MacArthur Park lake, which was drained in May 1978 for park remodeling projects.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
Parks--California--Los Angeles Drained lakes--California--Los Angeles Lakes--California--Los Angeles Urban lakes--California--Los Angeles Trees--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.) MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides