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 west down Wilshire Boulevard from outside the entrance of the Wilshire Tower (left), showing various buildings and businesses including the Prudential Building (later Museum Square), designed by Wurdeman & Becket, and Du-Par's Restaurant (foreground). Wilshire Tower, designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and built in 1928, was the first Art Deco landmark tower erected on Wilshire Boulevard.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
Du-Par's Restaurant Prudential Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Prudential Insurance Company of America Wilshire Tower (Los Angeles, Calif.) Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Storefronts--California--Los Angeles Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Restaurants--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides Underwood, Gilbert Stanley Wurdeman and Becket