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This collection includes approximately 40,000 photographs by commercial photographer Ralph Morris, who worked in the Los Angeles area from 1939-1981. His advertising and industrial clients included department stores, restaurants, the automobile and petroleum industries as well as business executives. Also included is the Luckhaus Studio collection of architecture, fashion, the movie industry, sports and street scenes, images which Morris obtained in 1939. Ocean Boulevard wends its way north following the shore in this aerial view of Long Beach. It passes the Municipal Auditorium at the end of Pine Avenue by the pier and The Pike amusement park just north of the auditorium. The roller coaster at the amusement park is on a pier that juts out into the ocean. The tall building topped by a cupola on the beach side of Ocean Boulevard is the Breakers Hotel. In front of and between the auditorium and the Breakers is the Capitol Theatre. The sign for the West Coast Theatre at 333 East Ocean Boulevard is visible on the facade of the large building, right. A sign for the theater is also on the water tower at the back. Several cars are parked at the front of the theater. The Robinson Hotel Apartments with its circular driveway is opposite the West Coast Theatre. It seems to have rained recently since large puddles are on the side of the Boulevard.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00081582 Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection N-002-614 8x10 CARL0000081185 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/122839
Capitol Theatre (Long Beach, Calif.) Fox West Coast Theatre (Long Beach, Calif.) Municipal Auditorium (Long Beach, Calif.) Breakers Hotel (Long Beach, Calif.) Streets--California--Long Beach Hotels--California--Long Beach Commercial buildings--California--Long Beach Motion picture theaters--California--Long Beach Shorelines--California--Long Beach Amusement parks--California--Long Beach Auditoriums--California--Long Beach Long Beach (Calif.) Pacific Ocean Pike, The (Long Beach, Calif. : Amusement park) Panoramic views