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Pre-"Blockbuster" movie rentals
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Legacy Photo Collection
Rothschild Photo
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Central Library, located at 630 W. 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles, was designed by architects Bertram G. Goodhue and Carlton M. Winslow. Constructed between 1922-1926, it was designed to mimic the architecture of ancient Egypt, complete with a tiled mosaic pyramid tower and many beautiful murals throughout. Tragic fires in 1986 destroyed part of the building along with 20 percent of the library's collection, prompting a closure for 6 years while restoration took place. The renovation was completed in 1993, and the library reopened on October 3, 1993. The Los Angeles Public Library is the third largest public library in the United States in terms of books and periodical holdings, boasting over 6 million volumes. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1970 - Building #70000136.
View of the film desk in the Audio-Visual Department of Los Angeles Public Library. An unidentified librarian can be seen handing a patron a stack of reel-to-reel films. Three large shelves behind the desk hold numerous reels. Also available for patrons are vinyl records that consist of popular and classic music, foreign language, literary classics, audiocassettes, and clippings among other audio-visual materials, etc. Photograph dated: November 1, 1951.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Public Library Legacy Collection
LAPL_IPC_b010_f2; C-5(321) 4x5
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library--Officials and employees
Los Angeles Public Library.--Audio-Visual Dept
Libraries--Special collections--Audio-visual materials
Audio-visual materials--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Library users--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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