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 across the intersection of 4th Street and Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica towards a Thrifty drug and discount store, shown after a structural fire. The Italian style Santa Monica Bay Women's Club from 1914 is partially visible on the upper right. Located at 326 Wilshire Boulevard, the Art Deco style building occupied by the former drugstore chain was demolished and later replaced with a P.F. Chang's Chinese restaurant.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
Thrifty Drug Stores, Inc Santa Monica Bay Women's Club Drugstores--California--Santa Monica Clubhouses--California--Santa Monica Art deco (Architecture)--California--Santa Monica Architecture--California--Santa Monica--Italian influences Lost architecture--California--Santa Monica Streets--California--Santa Monica Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Santa Monica (Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides