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 east down Wilshire Boulevard towards Downtown Los Angeles (background), where the street separates MacArthur Park into two halves. The sign on atop the Westlake Theatre and Downtown office buildings are present in the background. In the mid-1800's, this area was a swampland. MacArthur Park, created in the 1880s under the name Westlake Park, was later renamed in honor of General Douglas MacArthur. By the 1890s, it was a vacation destination surrounded by luxury hotels; in the early part of the 20th Century, the area became known as the Champs Elysees of Los Angeles. MacArthur Park has been designated City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
Westlake Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.) Streets--California--Los Angeles Parks--California--Los Angeles Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.) Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides