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. Exterior view of three storefronts located in the 5200 block of Wilshire Boulevard, just west of S. Sycamore Avenue (right). This entire Spanish style commercial building was later demolished and replaced with a fast food restaurant. Parked Cadillacs and Lou Ehler's Cadillac dealership showroom, also demolished, are partially visible on the far right.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
Lou Ehlers Cadillac (Los Angeles, Calif.) Cadillac Motor Car Company Storefronts--California--Los Angeles Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences Automobile dealers--California--Los Angeles Parking lots--California--Los Angeles Cadillac automobile Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides Stiles Clements & Associates