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Vine Street at Selma Avenue
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Morris, Ralph
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1940
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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.
Architects for the Taft Building and the Hollywood Plaza Hotel were Walker and Eisen. The Huntington Hartford Theatre (later the Ricardo Montalban Theatre) was designed by Myron Hunt.
View at dusk, neon signs lit, looking northward on Vine Street from Selma Ave. On the left, the Huntington Hartford Theatre, the Broadway Hollywood, Plaza Hotel, Mobilgas ; on the right, Equitable Bldg., Taft Bldg., and the Brown Derby. Atop the Taft building a large neon sign for Miller high life beer.
1 photograph ic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
S-000-932 8x10; S-000-213.1 8x10
Hollywood Plaza Hotel (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Taft Building (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Huntington Hartford Theatre (Organization : Hollywood, Calif.)
Equitable Building (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Broadway Hollywood
Brown Derby Restaurant (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Hotels--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Department stores--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Restaurants--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Advertising--Beer--California--Los Angeles
Mountains--California, Southern
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Neon signs--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Vine Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Selma Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Night photographs
Cityscape photographs
Hunt, Myron,1868-1952
Walker & Eisen
Time Period

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