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Reflecting on the weather of Los Angeles
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Sergieff, Mike
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph damaged on the center top edge.; Title supplied by cataloger.
Photograph caption dated November 14, 1983 reads, "Ticky-tacky old L.A. yesterday underwent one of the spectacular transformations that keeps it from being Minneapolis with palm trees. Like a jump-cut in a Truffaut film, the wanderer's vista, which a storm had shrunk to the reach of headlights on watery pavement, exploded yesterday morning into a wide-angle sweep framed like a Kodachrome slide in fleece and cerulean. Which is plain to see in this crystal cityscape of, from left, Westwood, Century City and the Wilshire area. Doors slamming behind them, aviators, sailors, motorists, skaters, cyclists and even pedestrians entered the crisp moment. A shirt-sleeve crowd of 60,000 cheered the Raiders to a last-seconds victory over Denver at the Coliseum during the afternoon, then took to the freeways, filling them with a diamond and ruby stream. Soon a silken sunset faded to black velvet, and a jaunty crescent moon watched it all become a California memory. Elsewhere, the weather was lousy."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Cityscape photographs
Time Period

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