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 southeast from Fairfax Avenue just north of Wilshire Boulevard towards the May Company department store. The Streamline Moderne building, located at 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, was designed by Albert C. Martin and Samuel A. Marx. Orbach's department store (later Petersen Automotive Museum), which was designed by Welton Becket and Associates, is partially visible in the background.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
May Company California Ohrbach's (Department store) Department stores--California--Los Angeles Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960 Marx, Samuel A Welton Becket and Associates